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 to Curious Kids’ members. Experiment, create and have fun with Family Programs every week at Curious Kids' Museum and new Discovery Zone and almost daily all summer long too! New programs in Science, History, Culture and Technology happen every Saturday from September through May. 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 10:30 am in the 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.

Hands–on fun for the whole family at Curious Kids' Museum!                         FREE with Admission or Membership.

SUPER SATURDAYS AT

CURIOUS KIDS’ MUSEUM

NOON TO 4:00 PM 

FREE with Admission 

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 25   Dr Suess Fun    Dr. Suess wrote and illustrated 44 children's books. Have fun learning more abouth this iconic author. . 

April 1, April 3 - April 8 Spring Break Program: Oh The Places You Will Go!   Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Join us this spring break as we have fun, Dr. Seuss style! From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere! Take a stroll through Seussville because you’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! From crafts to photo booths, you’ll have a Seuss of a good day! Join us because you have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!                                                       Stop in to learn and play… If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good!

April 15  Rescue Workers   Emergency 9-1-1! Let's find out what firefighters, police officers and other rescuers do in our community.

April 22   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 to make your own owl craft.

April 29    Animals Alive      Museum favorite Wild Tracks visits today. Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians.

May 6   Blossomtime Parade.   No Family Program today. Curious Kids' Museum will be CLOSED from 1-3 for the Parade. Get your hand stamped for a return visit after the parade. Join us on Main Stree! Discovery Zone will remain open during the parade.

May 13   May Basket   Join us to make fun May Baskets to take home.

May 20   Don’t Bug Me!   How many eyes do dragonflies have? Which insects move the fastest? Why is the queen bee so important?

May 27   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.

 


 

 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.

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 29   What I See in the Ocean by Nancy Parent.   Water play and art.  

April 5  SPRING BREAK  No Wee Discover today.
April 12 Lost Easter Egg    Hide and hunt Easter eggs
April 19 Amy Loves the Wind by Julia Hobon    Hats, balloons and leaves all blow away
April 26 Lunch by Denise Fleming    Paint with fruit and veggies
May 3 Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr    Flowers, blossoms and hatching baby birds
May 10 We’re Making Breakfast for Mother by Shirley Neitzel    Tea, toast and cereal for Mom and you
May 17 Bubble Trouble by Mary Packard   “Just put your lips together and blow.”
May 24 Stop Those Painters by Rita Golden Gelman   We paint everything except each other
May 31 I Love Rocks by Cari Meister    Rocks—wet, dry, heavy and light

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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