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 Annette Hoppenworth at ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, or call (269) 373-7955 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.

  • Take a Tactile Tour
    February 17, 2018
    11 a.m.
    Free
    Discover how sensory experiences are related to autism, and where to find them in the Museum.
    This program includes a presentation for parents, activities for children in the new Innovation Lab, and a group tour through the Museum. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D).

  • Practical Hands-On Experiences
    March 17, 2018
    11 a.m.
    Free
    Use the Museum as a learning experience through hands-on interactive and exhibits.
    This program includes a presentation for parents, activities for children in the new Innovation Lab, and a group tour through the Museum. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D).

  • Spring Break Hands-on Happenings: Classic Fairy Tales with a Twist
    Crafts inspired by unusual storybook characters
    April 2-6, 2018
    1-4 p.m.
    Free
    April 2nd: Do Pigs Fly?
    April 3rd: Kindhearted Wolves?
    April 4th: Unlikely Friends?
    April 5th: Happily Ever After?
    April 6th: Animals Play Ball?

  • AniMotion Festival
    June 1, 2018 5:30-8 p.m.
    June 2, 2018 12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Cats and dogs animation and illustrations. Student presentations and speakers in the field of graphic design and animation. Plus, a career fair of local vendors and demonstrations.