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


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!



U.P. Childrens Museum

Calendar Of Events

The Children’s Museum will be closed Thanksgiving day but will re-open for normal hours on Friday, November 28. Happy Holidays!
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December 4, viewing beginning at 5:30, 7:30 auction
the 11th annual
Celebrity Art Auction!!!!
View original works of art by some of the community’s most unexpected artists. 
Sample an array of holiday party trays from GFS,
sip wine from Everyday Wines,
beer sponsored by Public Service Garage
and the delectable Sayklly’s Chocolate Fountain accompanied by a host of dippers provided by Super One Foods.  
FREE ADMISSION an adult fund raising event



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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.




Thursday, November 13, 2014:

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Fun for children of all ages and adults!

Join us for a variety of fun, hands-on painting activities and crafts. As always, there will be creative snacks, unexpected music and much more!

Free with admission or membership.

Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum, so order your pizza before 5:30 by calling 226-3911 and it will be delivered during the event. The cost is $6 per pizza (includes tip).

The Second Thursday events are sponsored by the Max & Phyllis Reynolds Foundation, Kohls and Culvers.




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U.P. Childrens Museum

Sprout Store

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!


Crank through all of our t-shirt designs- and find the one you like!!

Watch for the Sprout store in local events in Marquette County!!

Interested in SUPPORTING our Sprout Store?

CONTACT US for more information on our “Seeding Sprout” Campaign!

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