Hands-on Happenings

Children at the museum
Hands-on Happenings


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 lbaker@kvcc.edu, 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.

  • Logo for 2015 Summer Hands-on Happenings: Tinkering with Toys.
    Summer Hands-On Happenings: “Tinkering with Toys”
    Wednesdays, June 24, 2015 through August 5, 2015
    1-4 p.m.
    Join us for a summer full of recreating toys from the past!
    Download a PDF of activities

    Moving Marvels
    August 5, 2015Get your groove on as you play with trains, planes, and automobiles. Decorate a traffic cone, a vehicle tote, and a sailor hat. Color a wooden airplane, a race car suncatcher, and a train whistle. Fold a paper boat and decorate a wooden boat. Design a metal car and build a bike from pipe cleaners. There are so many places to go and so many ways to get there!