Your health is ALWAYS important to us! While we are ever vigilant in our efforts to keep the Curious Kids’ Museum and the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone clean and germ-free, recent events have caused us to make the difficult decision to CLOSE both locations until April 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience. While we have not had any issues at either location, safety and providing a healthy environment have been our #1 goal for over 30 years. We will be closely monitoring the situation. Please check our website and social media for updates. We will revisit and re-assess opening the museums as we get closer to April 13th. Members, please know that we will be extending your membership by the amount of time we are closed! We’ll see you when we reopen and everything will be so clean & fresh!

 

We're closed today.
Call us for more info: Curious Kids' Museum: (269) 983-2543 Discovery Zone: (269) 982-8500

Green Roof

New Green Roof Brings Beauty and Energy Efficiency to Discovery Zone by Curious Kids’ Museum

The first live plant Green Roof in downtown St. Joseph shines brightly on the roof of the Discovery Zone located in the Silver Beach Center below the bluff near Silver Beach. The beautiful and energy-efficient Live Plant Roof is made possible by Sam and Connie Monte of Riverside Michigan and was envisioned by national architect Charles Reay. Sam Monte stated that he and Connie “see the Green Roof as a gift to the greater community because all who visit St. Joseph and walk the bluff will appreciate the beauty of the natural plants on the roof.” The new Green Roof was installed and is maintained by Clifford’s Perennial and Vine Landscaping Company of Paw Paw, a national expert in Green Roof development. “The plants used for this green roof are hardy Sedums in beautiful colors of red, pinks and greens, which each year bloom and look like a beautiful meadow on the roof,” stated Ken Clifford who installed the pattern.

Green Roof Benefits: Public Include

  • Aesthetic Improvement
  • Waste Diversion
  • Storm Water Run-off Management Quantity and Quality
  • Reduction of the Urban Heat Island effect
  • Improved Air Quality
  • New Amenity Spaces
  • Local Job Creation

Green Roof Benefits: Private Include

  • Energy Efficiency and reduction of utility costs
  • Increased membrane durability
  • Fire Retardation
  • Blockage of Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Noise Reduction
  • Marketability
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