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!
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!
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.
Lots of fun, hands-on activities and crafts, plus creative snacks, unexpected music and more!
Wear your favorite Halloween costume!
Free with admission or membership.
Remember, Thursday nights are Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum. Call your order in to us before 5:30 and dine at the Museum during the event.
Thank you MCACA For Your Support!!!!
Great Turtle Toys of Mackinac Island has moved into our front entrance. They offer an amazing variety of fun and educational toys. There are books, games, stuffed animals, and much, much more!!! AND kites! Lots and lots of fantastic kites!