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 during the school year.  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.  Summer brings a "MESS" to Curious Kids' Museum with daily activities and science experiments. 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

May 11 Celebrating Mothers’ Day Crafts Make Mother’s Day cards for someone special in your life!

May 18 Under a Rock What animals would you find under a rock? Join us as we take a look at the world under our feet!

May 25 Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians. Get up close and personal with LIVE animals.

NEW for Summer 2019!

We're offering summer educational programming in the basment this year for all our guests, in place of camps. True to our mission to offer hands-on learning and fun to as many children and adults that we can, we have decided to try something new and utilize the lower level fully for more activities for all to explore.

                 Make a "MESS" at Curious Kids' Museum this summer!

                              June 4 - August 11, 2019

  Monday - Saturday, 10:30 AM - 4:30PM and Sunday, 10:30AM-3:30PM.          

MESS is an acronym for for Math, Engineering, Science and Stuff! Based off standard STEM learning, MESS allows children to make connections between these subjects and their world through hands-on experimentation. STEM strategies have been developed to support schools who are often constrained by limited time and limited funding to “teach to the tests” and are not able to offer this type of practical learning to their students. In order to help fill this gap, Curious Kids’ Museum will offer additional hands-on learning opportunities through our MESS science and creative programming all summer long, Monday through Satruday, 10:30-4:30 and SUnday 10:30-3:30: activities will be included with museum admission. Utilizing both areas on the basement level, CKM will offer practical and “try it” activities and related crafts and presentations/demonstrations.

Each week will have a theme with related activities, experiments and art projects. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Slide, Slope and Roll—Inclined planes, ramps and other common simple   machines
  • The Science Behind a Surprising Reaction—Simple Chemical Reactions
  • Drips to Drops—Measuring surface tension
  • Gravity Exploration—Understanding the pull of gravity
  • Light and Mirrors—Refraction and bending light and patterns
  • Tower Gems—Engineering challenges for building towers
  • Catapults and Beyond—Projectile forces, physics and evaluating different  designs
  • Flyers and Falls—What goes up must come down. Construct your own flying machine.
  • Can You Hear That? How is sound created and how can we hear it?
  • Illusions—What is an optical illusion? Are your eyes playing tricks on you?
  • Magnetic Force—All moving charges give rise to a magnetic field.
  • Make a Splash—Water-colorless and odorless, but so much fun!                       We're looking forward to a fun & "MESS"y summer!


 

 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.   

Wee Discover will take a break for the summer! 

 May 22 If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff- Beach collage            (Wee Discover will take a break for the summer. It will resume on Wed., Sept. 12. Be sure to check out the weekly programs we're offering during the summer at Curious Kids' Museum!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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