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Sprout is a very unique and special toy store with a forest theme and trees filled with toys, nestled inside of the U.P. Children’s Museum.
Sprout was designed by local youth in the community and now includes a wide variety of educational and fun toys and goodies for ALL ages! We are very proud to sell many Michigan made and inspired products including our CONSTRUCTIVE EATING utensils and some of Marquette’s very own YOOPER FLAVOR t-shirts!
An important new addition to the store is the Kid Bizness Corner, a new program of the Children’s Museum where young entrepreneurs, ages eight to 18, are selling goods they have designed and produced themselves. Some products in this program include record bowls, bags made from t-shirts, marshmallow shooters, jewelry and more!
There is an impressive array of clever items for sale in Sprout, and some you can’t find ANYWHERE else! Stop in to see what Sprout has to offer, or visit us online at www.UPCMSproutStore.com and SHOP ONLINE!! You can have your order shipped to your door, the door of one you love, or we will even pack it all up for you and bring it right to your car door as you pick it up from the museum! Like us on FACEBOOK to stay up to date on all of our sales, steals and deals!
COME CHEK OUT OUR NEW SHIRT CRANK DISPLAY!!!
Crank through all of our t-shirt designs- and find the one you like!!
Make sure to keep an eye out for us in Marquette’s local festivals and events! Like the Downtown Marquette’s annual Blueberry Festival!!
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!
8-18 Media is an award winning youth news bureau where kids ages 8 to 18 report on issues that affect their lives. Our mission is to empower young people by giving them a significant voice in the world.
Besides local reporting, members cover special projects such as recent cultural exchanged with youth in Japan and the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Stories have appeared in numerous national outlets including The Boston Globe, New York Daily News, Los angeles Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The bureau has approximately 45 members.
For more information or if you would like to join 8-18 Media, please contact Dennis Whitley:
Thanks to the GLCYD for its continued support of our program!