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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 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. These programs are free with admission and for Curious Kids’ members.

               

SUPER SATURDAYS AT

CURIOUS KIDS’ MUSEUM

NOON TO 4:00 PM 

FREE with Admission or Curious Kids' Museum Membership

 June 2   Zoo in the Sky Join us as we take a look at some of the constellations in the northern skies.

June 9   Pandas What do we know about pandas? Where do they live? What do they eat? What color are they? Join us as we explore the world of pandas.

June 16   Rainbow Wonders A rainbow is a total sensory experience. The Earth smells fresh after the rain, the birds are chirping, the grass feels wet on your bare feet—and then you look up to see a most amazing and colorful arch in the sky. What a  beautiful surprise! Join us to make your own beautiful rainbow.

June 23   Bunnies, Chicks AND Frogs? Join us as we learn more about these soft, cuddly and rubbery animals.

June 30   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians.

July 7   Fun with Brown Bags Make fun, cute, creative brown bag puppets!

July 14   Water Drop Road Race You’ve seen cars race before, but have you ever raced a water drop? Join us as we build our own race track and race water drops!

July 21   The Egyptians Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations and has lasted over 3,000 years! What would it have been like to live in a world where everything belonged to the pharaoh? Join us as we learn more about this interesting country.

July 28   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles and   amphibians.

August 4   Sounds of Music What makes music different from noise? Join us as we explore the different sounds. Even the drip, drip, drip of a faucet can sound like music. Make  your own musical instrument.

August 11   Puppet Fun Making puppets can be lots of fun! Join us as we make our own puppets and create a story to go with them.

August 18   Color Crazy Join us for a rainbow of fun using ALL the colors.

August 25   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Track as we venture into the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians.

 

Weekly SUMMER HANDS-ON FUN AT CURIOUS KIDS' MUSEUM!

FREE with membership or admission. 

Monday 1:30-4PM                                                                                              The Unhuggables: Animals that are hard to love                                         June 25 Spider                                                                                             July 2 Fire Ant                                                                                                 July 9 Cockroach                                                                                                 July 16 Crocodile                                                                                           July 23 Snake                                                                                               July 30 Mosquito                                                                                           Aug 6 Skunk                                                                                                 Aug 13 Vampire Bat

Tuesday: Hunt For the Past, 1:30-4PM                                                             June 26 First Discovered Dinosaur                                                               July 3 Longest Dinosaur                                                                               July 10 Oldest Dinosaur                                                                               July 17 Meanest Dinosaur                                                                           July 24 What Killed the Dinosaurs?                                                               July 31 Did Dinosaurs Lay Eggs?                                                                 Aug 7 Dinosaur Named Sue                                                                         Aug 14 Most Brainy Dinosaur

Live Animals Wednesday                                                                          1:00 presentation by Sarett Nature Center; 2:00-3:00 Crafts                                 (No program July 4, Museum closed)

 Thursday: Brown Bag Fun Fun! Brown bag puppets 1:30-4PM                  June 28 Frog                                                                                                July 5 Pig                                                                                                           July 12  Brown Bear                                                                                       July 19 Mouse                                                                                               July 26 Raccoon                                                                                           Aug 2 Puppy                                                                                                   Aug 9 Alien Time

Friday: Finger Prints  1:30-4PM                                                                        June 29 Bean Buddies                                                                                     July 6 The Garden                                                                                         July 13 Summer Fun                                                                                     July 20 Land Sea and Air                                                                             July 27 Rainbow Clown                                                                                  Aug 3 Lion                                                                                                     Aug 10 Animals

 

MORE WEEkDay SUMMER PROGRAMS AWAIT YOU AT DISCOVERY ZONE!       

FREE with membership or admission.                        

Wednesday: Insects, 1-4PM                                                                        June 27 Butterfly                                                                                         July 4 CLOSED                                                                                             July 11 Bumble Bee                                                                                       July 18  Dragon Fly                                                                                       July 25 Caterpillar                                                                                    August 1 Ants                                                                                          August 8 Lady Bug

Thursday LIVE Animals 1:00PM presentation by Love Creek Nature Center/Berrien County Park.     2:00PM-4:00PM Crafts

Friday: Beach Party 1-4PM                                                                            June 29 A Whale of a Time                                                                           July 6 Starfish                                                                                               July 13 Salty the Sea Turtle                                                                             July 20 Sea Horses                                                                                       July 27 Happy Clam                                                                                       August 3 A Fish Tank Just for You                                                           August 10 Snorkeling Mask



 

 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.   

 June 6 All By Myself by Mercer Mayer: Shaving cream play

Wee Discover Wednesday will resume in September! 

 

 

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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