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Fright Night at the Museum

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

You won’t find Ben Stiller roaming the halls at this Fright Night at the Museum…Instead, you’ll find something much more sinister. October 29 & 30 Find your way out of the Museum at Night when it comes alive with ghosts and ghouls of the past and present. Bring your friends and test your luck as […]

$20

November Saturdays: Magnetic Science

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Stop by the museum to explore and learn with different kinds of magnets. Find out the ways we use magnets in medicine, transportation, toys, and more!

L’Dor V’Dor Gallery Tours

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Come and see the Museum’s newest exhibit, L’DorV’Dor, which looks at the long history of Temple B’nai Israel in Muskegon, and receive a guided tour of the exhibit by temple members. This unique tour will give participants a chance to learn more about the temple’s history, Jewish culture, and religion, and to ask questions from […]

November Saturdays: Pioneer Living

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Visit the museum to learn more about the lives of Michigan settlers in the 1800s. Try their chores, games, and build a mini-cabin.

Friday Family Fun Night: Flashlight Night at the Museum

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Join us for the return of fan-favorite Flashlight Night at the Museum! We’ll turn off the lights downstairs, so visitors can view the exhibits by flashlight. Track animal footprints in the dark, learn about pioneer lanterns, and more! Bring your own flashlight or use one provided by the Museum. This event is free for Museum […]

November Saturdays: Scavenger Hunt

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Do you think you can find objects in the museum that start with the letters in MICHIGAN? Or all the teeny-tiny creatures in the Habitat Gallery? Stop in the museum, grab a scavenger hunt, and try your best!

November Saturdays: Paper Snowflakes

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Whether snow is on the ground or not, stop into the Museum to make your own paper snowflakes. Make just one or make enough to create your own blizzard!

Museums Gone Wild

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Museum Gone Wild is a program for those looking for a different museum experience. As we take you through the galleries this program will combine hilarious party games with some of the museum’s weirdest, wildest, and most scandalous stories. This unique departure from the traditional museum tour will offer lots of fun, some strong language, […]

$10

Hanukkah History & Traditions

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Join us in celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukah as part of our L’Dor V’Dor exhibit. This event will include traditional Hanukkah activities, such as playing dreidel and a Hanukkah storytime, and will give visitors a chance to learn about the history and customs of the holiday. This event is free for Museum members and […]

$5

December Saturdays: Fur Hunt and Trade

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Early settlers used fur for warmth in the winter months, as well as a trade good. Can you find enough pelts to make it through a tough Michigan winter?

December Saturdays: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Come visit the Museum to create a clothespin snowman. This snowman is perfect to decorate your house or tree with for the winter.

Winter Break Open House

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Looking for something to do during winter break from school? Visit the Museum for a variety of activities at our open house! Stop at stations to make ornaments, play with insta-snow, and view historic Muskegon winter artifacts, such as snurfboards that aren’t normally on display. This event is free for Museum members and Muskegon County […]

Free – $5

January Saturdays: Let’s Get Messy – Paint

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Stop by the museum for some hands-on art. Use different textured objects, like bubble wrap and pipe cleaners, to create unique patterns with paints.

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Little Learners: STEAM Play and Learn

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

You are invited to join a special Play and Learn program at the Lakeshore Museum Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. “Little Learners” is a free literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. During this program, participants will be invited to join us for storytime and free play […]

January Saturdays: Petoskey Stone History

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Rock and roll into the Lakeshore Museum and learn the story/history behind the naming of our state stone. May take home your very own Petoskey stone, too!

L’Dor V’Dor: Generations of Muskegon’s Jewish Community

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

This exhibit celebrates the history of Jews in Muskegon, exemplified by Congregation B’nai Israel, which was founded in 1888. We invite visitors to learn about Judaism Congregation B’nai Israel by exploring three major elements of Judaism in daily life: education, religious practice, and family. Admission is free for Muskegon County residents and Museum members and […]

Tikkun Olam: We Help Each Other

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Tikkun Olam is a Jewish concept that encourages people to think and take action to help heal the world. This concept can be applied in many different ways. For Tikkun Olam, the museum is collaborating with the Coalition for Community Development, Health West, Community Encompass, and Every Woman’s Place for a panel discussion on social […]

January Saturdays: Sensory Bottle

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Pop in to the Lakeshore Museum Center where they will be creating take-home sensory bottles. Fill them with some cotton, your choice of colors, and add in a bit a sparkle.

January Saturdays: Fish in Our Home

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center to learn about the fish of West Michigan and invasive species that live in Lake Michigan.

February Saturdays: Lumber Markings

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

During the Lumber boom, marking of logs was essential. Learn why and create a wax replica of one of the local logging companies.

Valentine’s Friday Family Fun Night

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Come to the museum to receive valentines from your favorite museum animals, such as the mastodon, in this fun, themed scavenger hunt of the museum. This is event is free for museum members and Muskegon County residents and $5 for non-residents. Register here: https://lakeshoremuseumgonewild2.eventbrite.com

February Saturdays: Valentine’s Craft

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

In preparation for Valentine’s, we’ll be creating a few different types of flowers out of coffee filters and food coloring.

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Little Learners: STEAM Play and Learn

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

You are invited to join a special Play and Learn program at the Lakeshore Museum Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. “Little Learners” is a free literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. During this program, participants will be invited to join us for storytime and free play […]

Museum Gone Wild

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Museum Gone Wild is a program for those looking for a different museum experience. As we take you through the galleries this program will combine hilarious party games with some of the museum’s weirdest, wildest, and most scandalous stories. This unique departure from the traditional museum tour will offer lots of fun, some strong language, […]

$10

February Saturdays: Newton’s Cradle

Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI

Join us to talk about how energy transfers and build a replica of Newton’s cradle to take home.