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 email@example.com, 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.
- Festival of Health
Saturday, May 4, 2013
It’s time to take action and make a positive difference in your health! Local health experts will share tips on nutrition, exercise, and ways to reduce your stress and become healthy. Walk, run, or cheer on participants in this year’s Kalamazoo Marathon on May 5th.
- Summer Hands-On Happenings: Kids in Motion!
Join us for seven Wednesday afternoons as we creatively explore how to be healthy! Ten different crafts each week were inspired by our summer exhibit, Eat Well, Play Well.
June 26: Dressed to Cook! Decorate items worn or used in the kitchen.
July 3: It's a Balancing Act! Explore the different foods groups and proportions.
July 10: Oh, No You Don't! Craft snack foods that are healthy and not so healthy.
July 17: Let's Exercise! Create items that will help you be fit.
July 24: Food, Read All about It! Make a variety of crafts inspired by children's books.
July 31: Food Science! Experiment and create with foods, gardening, and cooking.
August 7: Join the Team! Discover individual and team sports and how to have fun getting healthy.