Building 4 Blow-Out Garage Sale – June 4, 2016

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum has been at the Discovery Center location since 2006!  Wow!  Time sure flies!  Over those years of hands-on learning fun, there have been exhibits and activities that have come and gone.

You may wonder where those went?  Where are all those old exhibit parts and pieces from days gone by?

If you’re at all familiar with the Discovery Center, you’ve seen the big old reddish building with the number 4 on it to the WEST of the Museum and next to Traverse Tall Ships.  That “pole barn” is where we store everything – and we mean EVERYTHING!

After all those years of storing stuff… that GREAT BIG BUILDING is S.T.U.F.F.E.D.  It’s SO stuffed that The Hoarders show heard about us, we would be one of their episodes.  Not that we don’t want to be featured on The Hoarders… but it really IS time to clear out in preparation for a number of NEW changes coming down the road over the next couple of years.

It’s really hard to describe what a person might discover in that big old bear of a building.  There are LOTS of usable leftovers (like wood scraps, and bits and pieces) from our building exhibits over the years.  There are things out there that we THOUGHT we could use, but found out we could not.  There are many lightly used items that got replaced as we have updated and refreshed our activity selections.  All of the items tell a little about the Museum’s history – but ALL of them are calling to be relocated into the hands of someone who can put them to use!

Come out for this UNIQUE sale on June 4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  You will be helping us in the mission of providing hands-on learning fun in TWO ways – helping us make room for new things, and helping us raise a little extra cash to support programs and exhibits.

Where: Discovery Center~Great Lakes – Building 4 (Brick colored building WEST of GLCM)

When: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, June 4

From plastic ball pit balls and a ball washer, to cabinets and windows and doors, to electronics, to an window air conditioner, to old TV’s, a copy machine, dishes, household items and yes… even a kitchen sink.  You really have to see this to believe it.