The museum offers a variety of opportunities through its hands-on exhibits which were ALL DESIGNED BY KIDS for everyone. Hundreds of children were taken through over twenty design processes (called Design-o-saurus participatory design processes) resulting in unique and whimsical exhibit designs not found in any other museum.
Exhibit halls include The World of Science and Nature, The Incredible Journey, OVer the Air and Micro Society. Exhibits are being updated, maintained and new ones added constantly!
Little mechanics will learn about engines in a fun way in our Cloverland Car Garage exhibit. This exhibit is named after the actual car dealership that was located in the Museum building long ago. Fuel up and take a ride, work on the engine puzzle or check out the real engine cutaway.
Let your imagination soar in the Over the Air exhibit hall! Pilot an actual airplane and communicate with traffic control. Forecast the weather live on Tv, or broadcast from the studio of Radio UPCM!
In one ear and out the other! Visit the giant head in the Incredible Journey and play a game of Tongue Twister!
What goes in, must come out! Climb up the stomach and slide down the intestine in the Incredible Journey.
Dig up some ore in the Wonderground exhibit!
Lizards, Turtles and Snakes! Oh my!! We have an array of fun animals to share! From geckos, to lizards and bearded dragons, to turtles the size of your head and snakes as long as your body! Come and see them all!
THANK YOU MCACA FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program the evening of Thursday, March 12th. The theme for the event is “Family Science Night.” A variety of NMU student science groups will be on hand with some fun and interesting activities for the family. As always, there will be crafts, plus creative snacks, unexpected music and more.
The Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series for pre-school and elementary aged children and their caregivers will run from 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m.
The event is free with admission or membership to the Museum.
Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum so pizza can be ordered for $6.00 a pizza by calling ahead by 5:30 that evening.
The Second Thursday program is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Max and Phyllis Reynolds Foundation, Kohls and Culvers.
Papa Crow to perform at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
Saturday, March 21st from 6:30 -7:30
Papa Crow (Marquette musician, performer and childrens’ songwriter) will be giving a family friendly concert to support “Wow Animation.” After the concert, the Wow Animation students will show their short films made by the studio. Refreshments will be served after the concert.
No tickets needed, but your $5.00-$10.00 donation to support the program will be very much appreciated.
Look and see, look and see!!! The Museum has new energy efficient doors thanks to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Cliffs Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund! The first of some pretty dynamic and significant facade changes!!! YAY!!!!! Stay tuned for more!!!
DONORS HELP ‘GUT’ MUSEUM EXHIBIT!!!!
SOMETHING SPECTACULAR IS COMING!!!!
We recently invited some generous donors to take some of the first hammer swings in connection with the “gutting” of the Incredible Journey Body Exhibit. We are starting a major “facelift” of the exhibit. In the photo from left to right are Molly Britz, museum floor facilitator; Erica Griffin, representing the Bariatrics and Metabolic Institute; Carolyn, a Museum guardian volunteer; Boli Soderberg, representing dermatologist Dr. Milton Soderberg; Nheena Weyer Ittner, Museum director; Jim LaJoie of the Superior Health Foundation; Gail Anthony of the Marquette County Community Foundation; Marquette Lions Club member Elmer Moisio; and Gary Gustufson of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan.
MARCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Great Turtle Toys of Mackinac Island will be moving into our current Sprout Store space. Sadly Sprout will be no more but we are excited for this newest addition to the Museum! Great Turtle Toys will offer a variety of fun and educational toys and will continue to participate in our Kid Bizness program. We apologize for any mess you may encounter at our entrance as we prepare for this transition.