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.

  • Spring Break Hands-on Happenings: Heroes and Villians
    April 4-7, 2017
    1 – 4 p.m. daily
    Create, assemble, and design images and objects from classic heroes and villains.
    April 3: Wild West
    April 4: Space
    April 5: Legendary Heroes
    April 6: Heroes of History
    April 7: Superheroes

  • Return of the Dinosaurs Summer Hands-on Programs
    Wednesdays June 28 - August 9, 2017
    1-4 p.m.
    June 28: Dino Souvenirs
    Dinosaurs are all the rage! Create your own dinosaur flag, cup, flyer, and so much more.
    July 5: Dino Dig
    Dig for dinosaurs, put the bones together, and create your own fossils.
    July 12: Dino School
    Design and create a wide variety of dinosaurs, learning what made each of them unique.
    July 19: Dino Science
    Use arts and crafts to explore the many aspects of the lives of dinosaurs
    August 2: Dino Land
    Design habitats and environmental features common to the eras of the dinosaurs.
    August 9: Dino Celebrities
    Create and explore dinosaurs from your favorite books and movies.