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.

                   Curious Kids' Museum/Discovery Zone may close all day, early or possibly open delayed on inclement weather days. We want you and you little ones safe. If visibility is low due to snow and blowing conditions and/or roads are icy, please call the Museum before trekking out. Your safety is our first priority. :) 

SUPER SATURDAYS AT

CURIOUS KIDS’ MUSEUM

NOON TO 4:00 PM 

FREE with Admission or Curious Kids' Museum Membership

 March 17  Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians. Get up close and personal with LIVE animals.

March 24   No Family Program 

***SPRING BREAK PROGRAM: March 28-31 & April 2-7, 12:00 -4:00PM:    Wonderland Garden!  Have you ever taken a trip down a rabbit hole? Walked through a keyhole? What a magical adven-ture awaits you! You never know who or what you will meet in this enchanted wonderland. Turn on your imagination. Put a smile on your face as you enter the Wonderland Garden. Enchanting crafts daily!

April 14    Stars Upon first glance, stars appear to be in complete dis-array in the sky. Take a close look and you will begin to see individu-al shapes.

April 21   Shades of Color Take the shade challenge. Look at all the red crayons and put them in line starting with the lightest red to the darkest. Make a chart, take it home, find clothes, food or toys that match your color chart.

April 28   Animals Alive  Venture into the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians. Get up close and personal with LIVE animals.

May 5 Blossomtime Parade. No Family Program today.

May 12   Mothers’ Day Crafts A bouquet of flowers made from your very own hands and a special “I love you” card for the person who loves you.

May 19   Wise Old Owl Believe it or not, an owl can turn its head almost all the way around and upside down! How far can you turn your head? Join us and make your own owl.

May 26   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians. Get up close and personal with LIVE 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.   

    Wee Discover will take a break during Spring Break (March 21, March 28 and April 4) and resume on Wednesday, April 11.

 Curious Kids' Museum/Discovery Zone may close all day, early or possibly open delayed on inclement weather days. We want you and you little ones safe. If visibility is low due to snow and blowing conditions and/or roads are icy, please call the Museum before trekking out. Your safety is our first priority. :) 

 March 21 No Wee Discover                                                                     March 28 No Wee Discover                                                                         April 4 No Wee Discover                                                                             April 11 TBA                                                                                                   April 18 Under the Table by Marisbina Russo: Under the table play                 April 25 Lunch by Denise Fleming: Print with fruit and veggies.                   May 2 Building With Dad by Carol Nevius: Building tools                             May 9 Amy Loves the Wind by Julia Hobon: Leaves, hats and bubbles all blow away.                                                                                                           May 16 I Love Rocks by Cari Meister Rocks: wet, dry, heavy and light           May 23 Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain: Play and build with boxes                                                                                             May 30 Bubble Trouble by Mary Packard: “Just put your lips together and blow.”                                                                                                              J  June 6 All By Myself by Mercer Mayer: Shaving cream play

 

 

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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