"Engaging Youth and families to discover through interactive exhibits and learning opportunities."

Exhibits

 

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY BODY EXHIBIT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR A FABULOUS “FACE LIFT!” THE REST OF THE EXHIBITS ARE OPEN FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.

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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!

 

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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!

DONORS HELP ‘GUT’ MUSEUM EXHIBIT!!!!

Screen shot 2014-10-23 at 10.43.01 AMWe 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Calendar Of Events

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CLICK HERE FOR A FULL JULY CALENDAR!

Up North Lodge “Bike Night” to benefit Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Join us at the Up North Lodge Tuesday, July 28,  starting at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of great food, great fun, and great prizes, sponsored by Riverside Auto Mall and Bayside Distributor/GLW&S.

 

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WOW ANIMATION SUMMER CAMP 2015
Brickfilming
(Lego OR Playmobil toys)
July 27-31
2:00-5:00
$130 per student (materials, equipment and snacks included)
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Claymation
(clay puppets)
August 10-14
2:00-5:00
$130 per student (materials, equipment and snacks included)
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Pixalation and Cutout Animation
(objects and paper puppets)
August 17-21
2:00-5:00
$130 per student (materials, equipment and snacks included)

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National Lunch Out! 

(Part of National Night Out Week)

On Friday, August 7th from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. bring your bag lunch to the museum courtyard where the Michigan State Police will be helping us with FREE FUN ACTIVITIES with the theme of child safety.

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Ahoy Mates!  

Join us for our Second Thursday Creativity Series, Thursday, August 13th from 5:30-7:30 with the theme of “Ships!”  There will be themed  craft activities, creative snacks, Culver’s Frozen Custard and live music. This month’s event will also feature a book reading by author Stephen Schram.  He will read from his book, “Underwater Adventures with Louis and Louise.”  Schram, a retired fisheries biologist from Gladstone, wrote the children’s book to make science fun for kids and to help develop an interest in fish and the Great Lakes.  Free with admission or membership.  

*Thursday is also Dominos Pizza night at the museum.  Order your medium one topping for $6 (includes tip) to be delivered while you play by 5:30 p.m. by calling the museum at 1-906-226-3911.

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BATS!!

Don’t miss a live bat presentation on Wednesday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. from the Organization for Bat Conservation from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Free with admission or membership.  

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Thank you MCACA For Your Support!!!!

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Great Turtle Toy Store

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GREAT TURTLE TOYS

 

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PARTNERING IN FUN!!!!

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!

 

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