Since its inception, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum has collaborated and partnered with many community organizations and agencies. Those collaborations continue to grow today.
Various school groups in Museum (ongoing).
Stuffee™ in-class programs (ongoing).
Life in the Pond in-class programs (2005)
Regional Arts Organizations
Cultural Coalition (ongoing)
Arts in Action programs (ongoing)
Draw NoMI (ongoing)
Collaborative programming throughout the year
Presented at Interactivity, annual national conference (2006, 2007 & 2011).
Published articles in Hand to Hand, national quarterly publication (ongoing).
Friday Night Live (numerous).
Children’s Art Fair (2003-2011).
Celebration of the Young Child (2000-2005).
Provide annual Family Night without cost to families stationed in Traverse City
Half off admission for USCG (and other active military) throughout the year
Museum participates in Early Childhood Advocacy Collaborative (ongoing).
Offers Museum facility for events and activities (ongoing).
Children’s films (ongoing).
Traverse City Film Fest – Kids Fests (2011)
Volutneer programs in collaboration with 4H
Kids Free Fishing Day
Life in the Pond, a science-based play produced and performed by children’s theatre members (2005).
Ongoing free playgroups and parent networking at the Museum on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month
Ongoing collaboration around 3rd grade readiness through foundational preparation
National Cherry Festival
Provide Waves of Gravity portable ball wall to Kids Fest annually
Provide programming at Cherrytown Fun Night annually