Logistics & Accommodations


We suggest these local hotels and B&B’s that are walkable to our events and offer a group rate for Galaxy participants.

Bell Tower Hotel

< 1 mi

$199 + taxes per night.

A charming hotel located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan’s main campus.

Use code 331374 when booking online.

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Hyatt Place

3 mi

$114 + taxes per night.

Use code G-GALA when booking online.

Or call (734) 995-1234 and mention “University of Michigan Galaxy Block”

Reserve by May 23, 2018 for the group rate.

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Galaxy takes place in three gorgeously restored historic buildings, the Michigan Theater, the art deco Rackham Auditorium, and the School for Environment and Sustainability. All are located on the University of Michigan Central Campus in Downtown Ann Arbor.

All are also within walking distance of two open-air festival events which run during Galaxy—the Mayor’s Green Fair, which will close Liberty and Main Streets, and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, which closes Washington Street—for pedestrian flow between environmental and cultural events.


We suggest flying into Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The University of Michigan is located 24.4 miles from the DTW airport. From there, you can take a taxi, uber, or lyft. You can also take the Michigan Flyer, which is $12 one way/$22 round-trip. The Michigan Flyer will pick you up at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport and drop you off at the Blake Transit Center in downtown Ann Arbor, where taxis and buses are available.