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.

  • Chemistry Day
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Area chemists come together to explore our favorite chemistry experiments and rocks and minerals. This year's National Chemistry Week theme: "Chemistry Rocks!"

  • Make an Eerie Sound!
    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Create a variety of instruments that will send chills up your spine. Free Halloween-themed planetarium shows happen every half-hour!

  • Share the Love
    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Follow the Holiday Parade back to the Museum and create gifts for friends and loved ones.

  • Winter Break Performances
    12 p.m.
    Free
    December 27, 2017 - Adam Mellema, Stories
    December 29, 2017 - Joe Reily, Music
    January 3, 2018 - Steve Barber, Music
    January 5, 2018 - Jenifer Strauss, Stories