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 Summer Hands-On Happenings: The Creative Spirit!
    Summer Hands-On Happenings: The Creative Spirit!
    Wednesdays, June 25 - August 6, 2014
    1-4 pm
    Get your creative juices flowing for a summer packed with make-believe, puzzles, ingenuity, creativity, science, and magic! Join us on Wednesday afternoons, 1-4 pm, June 25 - August 6 for free craft making that will stretch your imagination.
    July 23: Wild and Crazy Science - Conduct experiments and try your hand at wild science.
    July 30: Mind Games and Puzzles - Solve puzzles, make games, and figure out mysteries.
    August 6: August 6: Inspired by Nature - Create using materials found in nature.