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

Exhibits

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!

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.

DONORS HELP ‘GUT’ MUSEUM EXHIBIT!!!!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


U.P. Childrens Museum

Calendar Of Events

 

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BARTENDER CHALLENGE

A Night at the Booze-eums
Mark your calendar!!!!!!!
 The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum and Marquette Regional History Center are embarking on a FABULOUS new fund-raising event.

Bartender Challenge: A night at the Booze-eums

On Thursday, May 7th from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The fun will start at the Children’s Museum where the celebrity bartenders will make their signature drinks to sample. We will then move to the History Center where the bartenders will serve samples of their tastiest creations AND participate in a BARTENDER CHALLENGE! There will be food, live music and an auction.

Tickets are $50 in advance and available now at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum and Marquette Regional History Center. Tickets will be $60 at the door. For more information call 226-3911.

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Thursday, April 16th will be our Third Thursday Family Board Game Night! Come and get your game on! Join us and play a variety of board games with your family.  Fun for children of all ages and the young at heart.  Free with Admission or membership.

 

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School of Rock will be on Friday, April 10th and again on Friday, April 24th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Bring your little rockstar to join Bobby Hayes and his students for a live jam session.

ROCK ON!

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Mother’s Day Special!

All moms get in free on Sunday, May 10th.

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Our Mother’s Day present to all the great mamas out there!

Bring the kiddos and come in and play!

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Thank you MCACA For Your Support!!!!

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APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Great Turtle Toy Store

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Great Turtle Toys of Mackinac Island has moved into our front entrance.  Sadly Sprout Toy Store 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.   You should definitely stop by and check this place out!

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