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

Nov. 11   Native Americans Some Native Americans traveled by foot, by horse and by canoe. Join us as we explore some of the ways they used transportation. 

Nov. 18   Pictograph To Native Americans, a symbol was a way of com-municating beliefs. Pictographic designs were applied to their horses, bodies, homes, arts and crafts. Symbols varied by tribe, enabling individuals to communicate and a tribe to record its history.  

Nov. 25   Animals Alive Join Tom Moore with Wild Tracks as we venture into the exciting world of animals! 

Dec. 2  Reindog Parade Downtown
Join us to make a pet that needs no care at all!

Dec. 9  Holiday Crafting
Everyone likes to get in the spirit of the holidays. Join us for a fun day of crafting and make your own wreath, candy cane and Christmas tree.

Dec. 16   It’s All About the Snowman
Snowmen come in all shapes and sizes! Join us to make the cutiest snowman of all!

Christmas Break Program: Dec. 26 – 30, 2017 and  Jan. 2- 6, 2018                                “I Spy Adventure”

12:00 – 4:00

Calling all super spies, secret agents and undercover operatives!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is simple: Report to the basement and have fun playing these secret agent games.
~  Navigate the "Laser Beams"
~  Face Identification Table
~  Finger Print Fun
~  Visit a crime scene and solve the crime
~  Secret Codes
~  Solve the mysteries on the floor

Jan. 13   Egyptian Head Crest
Make believe you’ve gone back in time to one of the most amazing  civilizations that ever lived! Make an egyptian head crest.

Jan. 20 The Blue Whale
The Blue Whale is the largest animal to ever have lived on Earth – larger than any of the dinosaurs! Join us as we learn more about these amazing animals.

Jan. 27 ANIMALS ALIVE!
Everyone loves animals. Join us for a LIVE animal program with “Wild Tracks with Tom Moore,” featuring many species of reptiles.

Feb 3  Ice Festival Weekend- TBA

Feb. 10 Hear! Hear!
All ears are unique. I bet you can see your ears are different than the ears on me! Come in and check out the different shape and sizes of ears!

Feb. 17 Secret Codes
Would you like to learn how to write secret notes to your friends? Stop in and make your own decoder.

Feb. 24  ANIMALS ALIVE!
Everyone loves animals. Join us for a LIVE animal program with “Wild Tracks with Tom Moore,” featuring many species of reptiles.

March 3   Can You Hear Mermaids Singing
Hold a shell up to your ear – what do you hear? It is said you can hear the ocean (or if you stretch your imagination, mermaids!) Join us to see what the shells are saying to you!

March 10   Shades of Color
Take the shady 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.

March 17 St. Patty’s Day- TBA

March 24   Detective For a Day
A dectective’s job is hard to do, snooping around to find a clue. A magnifier helps to spy. What isn’t seen with the naked eye…make a finger print picture!

March 31  ANIMALS ALIVE!
Everyone loves animals. Join us for a LIVE animal program with “Wild Tracks with Tom Moore,” featuring many species of reptiles.

 

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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 abreak during Christmas Vacation (December 27, 2017 and Jan 3, 2018) and resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

 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. :) 

 Nov. 15  Clifford at the Circus  by N Bridwell Participate in circus activities.
 Nov. 22 Barney’s Thanksgiving by Stephen White Make bird feeders.       Nov 29 Christmas with Teddy Bear by J McQuad advent calendar chain       Dec. 6 Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer macaroni necklace   Dec 13 If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff mouse puppet                                                                                                           Dec 20 no Wee Discover                                                                               Jan. 3 no Wee Discover                                                                                 Jan. 10 TBA                                                                                                   Jan. 17 Chilly Critters by Nancy Parent snowball fight                                 Jan. 24 If You’re a Monster and You Know It by R and E Emberle paper bag masks                                                                                                           Jan. 31 I’ll Follow the Moon by Stephanie Tara                                              Feb. 7 Beep, Beep, Vroom, Vroom by S. Murphy Hot Wheel cars              Feb. 14 Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day by Bridwell Valentine necklace       Feb. 21 If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff puppets            Feb. 28 Freddie Spaghetti by Charlotte Doyle pasta necklace

 

 

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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