Curious Kids' Discovery Zone
Discover a whole new world of exciting exhibit fun in the Curious Kids' Discovery Zone!
Geared for ages 3-12 years, Discovery Zone is located just steps away from Curious Kids' Museum, in the Silver Beach Center (along with the Silver Beach Carousel) at 333 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI.
Curious Kids' Museum/Discovery Zone may close all day, early or possibly open delayed on inclement weather days. We want you and you little ones safe. If visibility is low due to snow and blowing conditions and/or roads are icy, please call the Museum before trekking out. Your safety is our first priority. :)
CURIOUS KIDS' DISCOVERY ZONE EXHIBITS
New Traveling Exhibit Coming to Discovery Zone in May: Rainforest Adventure! Explore 4 rainforest regions; Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia. Climb up to observe life in the canopy. Search for and identify endangered species. Construct a gorilla nest. Use a weaving loom like the Chachi community. No need for a passport!
Currently in the Gast Traveling Exhibit Gallery is the Night Sky until Rainforest Adventures arrive!
Lighthouse Kids’ Climbing Tower
Be the Lighthouse Keeper and climb the wave steps to the top of this 25 foot high Tower. Imagine you are saving ships on Lake Michigan from crashing ashore during storms. Gaze out the ship’s window to Lake Michigan…Look down on all the water exhibits and visitors. Children age 4 must climb with an adult. Shoes must be worn at all times. Challenge yourself and climb to the roof!
Lake Michigan Water Table
Just like the real great lake outside the door; sail your handmade boat through the lake currents; use the wind jets to sail; raise & lower the water levels with locks and dams; navigate through a storm by the water mushroom; see the real lake depths-the bathymetry; look for the 20 shipwrecks just offshore; and wonder about the Chicora mural-the shipwreck that has never been found. 10 hands-on activities.
Water Power Tower
Try out the Water Power in 15 fun activities. Hand pump water to fill the great tower like children in rural villages around the world; wonder about the water tornado; build-a-pipe to channel water like engineers; power your squirt gun at the targets; play with water conservation in your home; turn the great Archimedes Screw to power your boats; and much more.
Kids’ Climbing Wall
The challenge is to cross this climbing wall and make it from left to right or vice versa. Don’t forget to look at the little blind animals tucked in the cracks in the wall! Simulates cave climbing walls under the St. Joseph River Watershed.
Children’s Clean Water Bio Sand Filter
Imagine not having clean water to drink and getting sick from the dirty, polluted water because that’s all you have to drink. The Bio-Sand Filter Program, created by Rotarians around the world, makes clean water and good health happen for thousands of families in Dominican Republic, Haiti, Africa and South America. Meet Marisol who would not be alive today without the clean water provided by Bio-Sand Filters. Push the red button to watch nature’s sand and rock filters get rid of bad bacteria. Hear the story of 3 Rotary Clubs in SW Michigan who are saving kids.
Can you whisper across 60 feet into your friend’s ear? Go into the Outdoor Science Gallery under the Green Roof and use Sound Waves to hear whispers clearly across the entire gallery. Partners and exhibit builders of Whisper Dishes—Renaissance Kids and Exquisite Homes, Inc.
Rent our very own Curious Kids' Museum designed "Dream WIth Da Vinci" exhibit!
The Renaissance was a time of growth and learning. It followed a period called the Dark Ages and was the prelude to modern science. Among one of the most important people of that time was "the father of modern science", Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci was a lot of things...artist, mathematician, inventor and dreamer. He dreamed of and designed many things...and many of them way ahead of their time. What we have for you in this informative and visually stunning exhibit, developed and designed by Curious Kids' Museum, are catapults, parachutes, a hang glider, a gear wall/table, spinning wheels, an art area and much more! Contact Lori Marciniak, Executive Director, 269-983-2543 for more details!
Hands-on Science programs all summer and Saturday’s all year.
Bring your class to the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone by Curious Kids’ Museum for both an educational and fun field trip! Click here to learn more!