Outreach Programs

We provide hands-on, interactive programs that meet or supplement curriculum objectives and provide educational fun. Outreach Exhibits and Programs feature a short, informational learning introduction on the topic and exciting exhibits, followed by Hands-on Exploration by your students or guests at any venue.

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Experiment, create and have fun with Family Programs every week at Curious Kids' Museum. Programs in science, history, culture and technology happen every Saturday. Scroll down to see what Wee Discover is offering! Wee Discover is a special Early Childhood Development program offered every Wednesday morning throughout the school year at Curious Kids' Museum. Wee Discover features a pre-school story and hands-on science fun make-and-take to help kids ages 2-5 discover the world around them and develop a love of reading and creativity. These programs are free with admission and for Curious Kids’ members.

               

SUPER SATURDAYS AT

CURIOUS KIDS’ MUSEUM

NOON TO 4:00 PM 

FREE with Admission or Curious Kids' Museum Membership

Nov. 10 Fall Colors How do leaves get their beautiful colors in the fall of the year?   In the fall the world around us changes. Different colors appear on the trees and the weather is cooler. Make a fall wreath to bring the colors indoors.

Nov. 17 Turkeys Everywhere Where did the turkey get its name? What is the difference between a wild turkey and a domestic turkey? Join for a day of turkey talk!

Nov. 24 LIVE Animals Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks from 1-4 pm featuring many different kinds of species of reptiles and amphibians – get a close – up view!

Dec. 1 All About the Snowman Snowmen come in all shapes and sizes. Join us to make the cutest snowman of all! 

Dec. 8 Reindog Parade Downtown Join us to make a pet that needs no care at all!

Dec. 15 Wreaths Make a cute holiday wreath with your child’s hands…. You can even make a family one!

Dec. 22 NO PROGRAM

Winter Break    Ice Age
Dec. 26 – 30 & Jan. 2 – 5
Noon – 4:00
Twenty – thousand years ago, Earth was a wondrous prehistoric world filled with scary animals and ice!  If you think a winter walk to school is cold, just imagine what it was like living in an Ice Age. During an ice age, sheets of ice could cover most of North America, Europe and Asia and temperatures plummeted. What do we know about the ice age? You might think that nothing could survive that type of weather, but you’d be wrong.  Join us as we take a look at just a few of these animals that lived through an ice age. The mastodon, the woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger and a cave lion! Can you guess which of these animals lived in Michigan? Step back into time with crafts on woolly mammoths, sloths, saber-toothed tigers and more!

Jan. 12 Deep Freeze In parts of the world it is frozen white all year long. The North Pole is in the part of the Arctic Ocean that is always solid ice because it is so cold. Join us as we discover animals that live in the North Pole.

Jan. 19 Starry Night What do you know about the stars? Would you like to know more? Join us as we explore a starry night!

Jan. 26    LIVE Animal Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks from 1 -4 pm featuring many different kinds of species of reptiles and amphibians – get a close – up view!

Feb. 2 Ice Festival CKM celebrates winter as part of the community wide festival. Join us for fun winter themed crafts and activities. John Dudley will be here too...times to be determined soon!

Feb. 9 Hear! Hear! All ears are unique. Come and check out the different shapes and sizes of ears.

Feb. 16 Secret Codes Would you like to learn how to write secret notes to our friends? Stop in and make your own decoder.

Feb 23 Animals Alive Get up close and personal with something wild! Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles.

 



 

 WEE DISCOVER FOR THE LITTLE ONES!

Offered Wednesday mornings during the school year -except Christmas and Spring Breaks. 

Wee Discover is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Curious Kids’ Museum for preschoolers based on the concepts of “Mother Goose Science” for young children. The program helps children discover the world around them by linking reading a different story each week with hands-on learning play experiences about different themes. Children exercise body motion, hand-eye coordination, and grasp how the many things in the world around us really work by experiencing them. Parents enjoy sharing this experience with their children and meeting other parents. These fun programs are free with memberships or paid admission. Wee Discover is not held during Christmas Vacation or Spring Break. Free with CKM admission or Membership.   

Nov. 14— One Big Building by Michael Dahl Become a construction worker with trucks and tools.

Nov. 21— No Wee Discover today. 

Nov. 28—Thump, Thump, Rat-a-tat-tat by Gene Baer Play and make musical  instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Science Units

Let us help you teach those more difficult Science Topics with our Hands-on Expertise and Equipment. Goals of this department of Curious Kids are:

  • To increase hands-on Science Education in schools and community families utilizing Museum exhibits.
  • To develop partnerships with schools to increase Curious Kids' service to area educators.
  • To assist teachers and be a resource in Science and Cultural Instruction with those hard-to-teach topics meeting classroom and state science objectives.

Curious Classroom Curriculum topics offered at The Museum or at The Discovery Zone on at your location on the road: "How Electricity is Made & Electrical Safety"; Sound; Light; Earth Sciences-Water; Outer Space-Earth in Space and Time; Simple Machines. All taught in classroom styles with equipment not usually found in classrooms. We make these topics fun and memorable. Call Curious Kids' at 269-983-2543 and ask for Curious Classroom Curriculum units.

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School/Group Trips

A Party to Plan? A Meeting to Hold? A Gathering to Organize? Rent the Curious Kids' Museum or Discovery Zone for a successful event. Curious Kids' Museum is a community place and seeks to offer friendly, unique spaces and rooms for your special event. There are so many ways to meet your needs:

Holiday Parties or Anytime Parties of all kinds; Organization Retreats or Off-site Sessions and Company Meetings with no interruptions. Social Services Functions take on a Positive Atmosphere here! Whoever heard of camping out with a dinosaur or in outer space? Kids love overnights whether for fun or coupled with a Birthday Party at any Curious Kids location. Call for rates and dates at 269-983-CKID(2543).

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