Tag Archive for: STEAM

Join us for EGG-stravaganza!

Join us for EGG-stravaganza, a exploration of egg science and art! Friday, April 7th during all three sessions we will be exploring and learning about eggs at our special drop-in program.

 

How does a whole baby chick fit inside that tiny little egg?  How can you tell the difference between a hardboiled egg and a raw egg without cracking into the shell? Visit our hands on science stations and see for yourself.  Find out how to dye an egg shell with colors that swirl!  Make an egg craft to take home.

Tickets are included in the price of admission; this program is an added experience that any Museum guest can drop into and out of during their time at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.

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Spring Break Astronaut Training is back!

Calling all future astronauts!

Do you dream of one day walking on the surface of the Moon or setting off on an adventure to Mars? Do you think that working on the International Space Station would be exciting? Join us at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum during Spring Break for a week of Spring Astronaut Training. It just might be your “cup of tea”.  Speaking of tea: Find out how an astronaut would drink tea (or any other liquid) in space!

This is a FREE program included with tickets to any session (Morning, Noon, or Afternoon) happening during Spring Break Week (March 27th -31st). Just pick up your tickets on our Reservation Page to save your spot! (Tickets go on sale 1-week in advance)

With fun, hands on activities you will do experiments, solve problems, explore space . . . . . . and even eat a snack like an astronaut!

Children will visit each astronaut training station and earn a sticker for each activity completed.

Experiment Stations: 

Static Electricity

Surface Tension

 

Problem Solving Stations:

Reconnect The Power Supply

Design, Build, Test  (a space vehicle)

 

Explore Space:

Space Guess Quest game

 

Early Learners Station:

Moon Adventure blocks

Lunar Landscape ( Sensory exploration)

 

Obstacle Course Station:

Human Hamster Wheel

 

 

Most resources have been provided by The National Informal STEM Education Network.

 

Volunteer Opportunity!

If you’d like to volunteer to help out at GLCM, follow the link below. You can sign up to help at a time that works for you – we’ll train you on what to do! Contact the Impact Manager at impact@glcm.org or 231-674-5352 with any questions.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities!

 

New Year’s Countdown for Kids

GLCM’s New Year’s Countdown for Kids takes place on Saturday December 31, 2022 during All Sessions (9:30-11:30 / 12:00-2:00 / 2:30-4:30 pm)

This experience is FREE with Museum Admission ($8 for children and adults, free for members). Reservations Required! This event sells out!

Would you like to welcome in 2023 but can’t wait till midnight?

It’s midnight somewhere in the world! Countdown to 2023 with the Great Lakes Children’s Museum!

Watch the ball drop and make some noise! Fabulously fun New Year’s activities will take place all throughout each session.

 

The ball drop will happen ½ hour before each session ends. Activities will include decorating the ball, making noise makers and party hats and more!

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Merry Mystery Sasquatch Search

Join the Merry Mystery Sasquatch Search!

Monday December 26th – Friday December 30th, all sessions

This experience is FREE with Museum Admission ($8 for children and adults, free for members).

Wonder, Imagine, Believe

Ever wonder if Bigfoot exists? Can you imagine seeing a Sasquatch?  Believe it or not, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum is conducting a Merry Mystery Sasquatch Search this holiday season.  Come with curiosity. Use sasquatch science to investigate and explore the mystery of Bigfoot.  Have some fantastic fun following and making your own footprints.  Ask questions: “If bigfoot is out there, what would he eat, where would he hide, what does he sound like?” 

Find the answers to all your sasquatch questions. 

The science is in the searching. 

 

Tickets will be available for purchase the week of December 19th

(each day goes on sale a week ahead of time)

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Boo Art Fest is back at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum!

Celebrate Halloween at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum’s 2nd annual Boo Art Fest! A Boo Art Fest is what you get when you mix Halloween with a boat load of orange and black paint and then add creative kids with squirt bottles, glue sticks, and paint brushes in hand. Come expecting to get messy! (You might want to save your costumes for Halloween night)

 

Painting the windows with a supersoaker at the 2021 Boo Art Fest.

Boo Art Fest takes place all day on Saturday, October 22nd. We will have three sessions to choose from, Morning (9:30-11:30), Noon (12:00-2:00), and Afternoon (2:30-4:30). Each session will have activities listed below – so get ready to take home some spooky arts and crafts!

Paint pee wee pumpkins

Paint your own unique pee wee pumpkin for some dazzling Halloween fun.

Spooky slap painting with rubber gloves

Using an “ooshie-gooshie” glove filled with water, you can slap paint a spooky hand scene.

Window squirt painting

Squirt paint all over our big outside window. Watch it drool and drip!

Mini Mac Mummy Wrap

Pop outside for a minute. Wrap and weave the Mini Mac in orange, black, and TP for Halloween.

Spider Spin Art

Spin a colorful web for a creepy crawly spider.

Trick Or Treat Bag decorating

Design and create your own Trick-or-Treat bag! A collection of awesome Halloween craft supplies are found in each bag.

Activities are free with admission to the Museum and available throughout each session.