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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These programs are free with admission and for Curious Kids’ members. 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.

                  

SUPER SATURDAYS AT

CURIOUS KIDS’ MUSEUM

NOON TO 4:00 PM 

FREE with Admission or Curious Kids' Museum Membership


Sept. 9   Butterflies Butterflies look so delicate and light, flitting from flower to flower in search of nectar. Stop in to make your own butterfly to take home.     Sept. 16   What’s Inside? People can see only one part of the Earth. We all live on the outside part, a thin skin called “Crust”. The crust is broken into pieces call “Plates”. Join us as we discover more about the inside of our planet.                                                                                                         Sept. 23   Apples, Apples It’s that time of year in Michigan! How many different types of apples are grown in our state? Which is your favorite? Remem-ber, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!                                 Sept. 30   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles. Get up close and personal with something WILD!                                                                                                            Oct. 7   Let’s Go Batty! Bats and cats are part of the same class of animals called mammals. A pretty unlikely pair, right? One swoops in the sky; the other prowls and purrs with all four feet on the ground. Join us as we discover and answer these questions...how many kinds of bats are there? What do bats eat, and are bats really blind?                                                              Oct. 14   MUSEUM CLOSED for cleaning                                                      Oct. 21   Ghost Ships Something is going bump in the night. Could it be a ghost from one of the ships that have gone down in Lake Michigan? Join us for a ghostly craft.                                                                                          Oct. 28   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles. Get up close and personal with LIVE animals!     Nov. 4   Leaf Dancers Fall colors are all around us. Join us as we make cute little people wear-ing hand print leaf clothes.                                               Nov. 11   Native Americans Some Native Americans traveled by foot, by horse and by canoe. Join us as we explore some of the ways they used transportation.                                                                                              Nov. 18   Pictograph To Native Americans, a symbol was a way of com-municating beliefs. Pictographic de-signs were applied to their horses, bodies, homes, arts and crafts. Symbols varied by tribe, enabling individuals to communicate and a tribe to record its history.                                             Nov. 25   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of animals! 

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 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.

Sept. 6 - Fast Food  by Sexton Freyman Make fruit and vegetable creations.
Sept. 13 - If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff Make a beach collage.
Sept. 20 - Construction Countdown by K.C. Olson Have fun with tools and truck play.
Sept. 27 - Shape Capers by Catheryn Fallwell Learn about shapes.
Oct. 4 - Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hull Make a mini apple pie.
Oct. 11 MUSEUM CLOSED for cleaning
Oct. 18 - I Like Pumpkins by Jerry Smath Have fun with pumpkin activites.
Oct. 25 - Barney’s Halloween Party by Dudko and Larsen Make a scarecrow.
Nov. 1 - Thump, Thump Rat-a-tat-tat by Gene Baer Play musical Instruments.
Nov. 8 - Space Guys by Martha Raston Create art from junk.
Nov. 15Clifford at the Circus  by N Bridwell Participate in circus activities.
Nov. 22Barney’s Thanksgiving by Stephen White Make bird feeders.

 

 

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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