Our hands-on programs are designed for children ages 5-12 and their families. Hands-on activities highlight different parts of the Museum's permanent and temporary exhibits and collections. Participants will make arts and crafts to take home and see demonstrations or performances where noted. Annual favorites include Safe Halloween, Chemistry Day and Festival of Health. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
Contact Lindsay Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (269) 373-7987 to find out how you can become a Museum volunteer. Volunteers are recruited throughout the year. All volunteers are required to fill out a background check.
Spring Break Hands-on Happenings: Heroes and Villians
April 4-7, 2017
1 – 4 p.m. daily
Create, assemble, and design images and objects from classic heroes and villains.
April 3: Wild West
April 4: Space
April 5: Legendary Heroes
April 6: Heroes of History
April 7: Superheroes
Return of the Dinosaurs Summer Hands-on Programs
Wednesdays June 28 - August 9, 2017
June 28: Dino Souvenirs
Dinosaurs are all the rage! Create your own dinosaur flag, cup, flyer, and so much more.
July 5: Dino Dig
Dig for dinosaurs, put the bones together, and create your own fossils.
July 12: Dino School
Design and create a wide variety of dinosaurs, learning what made each of them unique.
July 19: Dino Science
Use arts and crafts to explore the many aspects of the lives of dinosaurs
August 2: Dino Land
Design habitats and environmental features common to the eras of the dinosaurs.
August 9: Dino Celebrities
Create and explore dinosaurs from your favorite books and movies.