***Know when you can just show up and when reservations are required***

Reservations required to Curious Kids’ Museum and Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone on Fri., Nov. 26 and Sat., Nov. 27.

CLICK HERE for hours, admission, mask and to reserve tickets!

(After you click the above link, you may have to scroll down the page if you are on your cellphone to the “reserve your tickets here” link)

We are not yet reserving groups of any type. Family units only at this time please.

We're open today! Curious Kids' Museum: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Call us for more info: Curious Kids' Museum: (269) 983-2543 Discovery Zone: (269) 982-8500

School Group Trips

Curious Kids’Museum and Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone, will not be offering group visits (school or daycare) through fall 2021. We miss all the energy our school groups bring to our Museums and are hoping to (once again) be your favorite end of the year field trip destination during spring 2022! Check back in December for updates! 









Bring your class to Curious Kids’ Museum or the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone by Curious Kids’ Museum for both an educational and fun field trip! We’re the place where learning is always fun! We have created a number of exhibits with you, the educator, in mind. Using any or all of our hands-on exhibits can help you meet your learning objectives in real-world ways. Plus, the kids will have a great time! Your trip needs to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, please.

Curious Kids’ Museum

Students will explore, experiment and remember areas of Science, History, Culture, and technology because of our Hands-on Remember Approach. We have over 100 exhibits and activities that include: The Volcano, Simple Machines, What If I Couldn’t Walk/Talk/See/Hear?, Construction Junction featuring Imagination Playground, Vet Clinic, Floaters and Fliers, Ambulance, Fire Truck and more! NEW Exhibits: Super Speedway, Sandbox, remodeled Farmer’s Market, Magnet Wall and some fun I Spy murals! Have you heard our musical stairs yet?

Your visit to Curious Kids’ Museum includes 1 ½ hours of hands-on learning & fun, split into two 45-minute segments where your group will spend 45-minutes on each of our two levels. A brief orientation is included.

Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone by Curious Kids’ Museum

This indoor beachside setting is in addition to our current bluff-top location and is just below the bluff from the Curious Kids’ Museum. Close enough to walk to- when the weather is nice! With enough space for permanent & traveling exhibits, Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone engages K-5th. Explore seven water tables,  virtual reality educational exhibits, lighthouse climbing tower, pin wall, and traveling exhibit space.

Visits include a one-hour hands-on tour with a brief orientation. A ride on the Silver Beach Carousel can also be arranged. Silver Beach Carousel Rides are just $1 per person. This option must be booked at the time of the reservation.


The group rate for each location is $3.00 for both children and adults. One teacher or group leader is free. This rate applies only to groups of 10 or more children that have advanced reservations. Any groups of 20 people or less may be sharing the exhibit floor with another group. Visit both Curious Kids’ Museum and Discovery Zone on one date and pay only $5.50 per person!

Due to the increased popularity of The Curious Kids’ Museum and Discovery Zone as field trip destinations, we recommend field trips be scheduled early.


Curious Kids’ Museum
School Year (September through May). Up to 100 people.
Wednesday – Friday 9:30 AM-11:00 AM, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone
School Year (September through May). Up to 50 people.
Friday 11:00 AM-Noon, 12:15 PM-1:15 PM, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM.

Summer: Due to our size and prime location in a high traffic beach town, June – August group visits are reserved at 9:30am – 10:30am only, limited to 40 people total in the group and your choice of one location. Summer tours are only $2.50 per person! We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you understand.

Tour times are based on Michigan (Eastern) Time. We know transportation can be difficult due to budget cuts, so please ask us for CHUMS fund help with your bus costs. Limited availability. We also offer Outreach Traveling Exhibits and Curious Classroom Science Units!


Curious Kids' Museum & Discovery Zone