Curious Kids’ Museum is temporarily closed for fire damage repairs.

Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone November hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday *see exceptions below*: 10am-5pm with NO reservations required! Walk right in!  Wednesday: 10am-7pm (excluding November 23 and Christmas Break)) NO reservations required! Saturday: Online reservations for Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone are required on Saturday and any school break (Thanksgiving, Christmas Break, Spring Break and Summer). Reserved timed entry begins at 9:30am and continues every hour through 3:30pm but your admission is good through 5pm! Woohoo! Click here for RESERVATIONS.

Wee Discover is back! Click here for more info!

Mark your calendars to count down to the new year with us at NOON on Saturday, December 31st! Fun and activities! More info to come!

Inclement Weather: We want you and your little ones safe! Please check our website on days when they weather is super snowy, visibility is low or roads are icy (or there is potential for a late afternoon or early evening storm) as we could open late, close all day or close early. Check our website after 8:30am (or after 2:30pm if there’s an early afternoon evening storm a-brewing) to see if we are open. You are our first priority! 

We're open today! : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Call us for more info: Visit our 2nd location, Curious Kids' Discovery Zone, while the Curious Kids' Museum is closed due to small fire. Curious Kids' Discovery Zone is OPEN Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-5pm and Saturdays require online reservations beginning at 9:30am and continuing every hour through 3:30pm...but your admission is valid through 5pm! All school breaks will require online reservations as well (Thanksgiving break, Christmas vacation, spring break and all of summer). Click the link above to reserve your spots.: Questions? Call 269-982-8500

About Us

Mission statement: The Curious Kids’ Museum inspires children to explore and learn through cooperative hands-on play.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, next to Silver Beach, Curious Kids’ Museum (CKM) and the new Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (DZ) invites you to come play, learn and be curious!

CKM was founded by educators and parents to provide an environment that invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning!

Opened in 1989, the Museum on the Bluff has fulfilled the founders’ mission to provide a place where “Learning is Fun” through interactive, hands-on exhibits. In 2010, the Curious Kids’ Museum had the opportunity to expand and open a second location in partnership with the Silver Beach Carousel and Shadowland Ballroom, by opening DZ below the bluff.

With a shared mission and philosophy, both museums are places where children and their adults can pursue their natural curiosity through creative, hands-on play!

Geared for ages 12 months – 10 years.

Fun Facts!

Curious Kids’ Museum has served over 1,450,000 visitors since 1989.

For 12 years, Curious Kids has been voted both “Best Museum” and “Best Place to Take Kids” by Readers’ Choice polls for the Herald Palladium newspaper. Both Lakeshore Magazine and Shore Magazine voted it #1.

Triple AAA lists Curious Kids’ Museum as one of only 28 Great Experiences for Members (GEM) in Michigan.

Child playing vet: Exhibit at the Curious Kids' Museum & Discovery Zone
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Curious Kids' Museum & Discovery Zone