(1) Curious Kids’ Museum closed for repairs. (2) Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (in the Silver Beach Center) is OPEN! Click here for RESERVATIONS and scroll down.
Please note: The Silver Beach Center parking lot may be closed/limited due to scheduled events. $5 parking fee Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. It is a private lot, maintained by the SBC, and beyond our control. Summer parking below the bluff includes all paid lots, but parking above the bluff is free, though some spots have time limits.
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.
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.