• Camps

  • Learning and Fun Beyond the Galleries

    We offer fun and educational day camps and programs throughout the year – so kids can discover more about things they like!
  • We know nothing compares to real life camp but with concerns over the Coronavirus and an uncertain re-opening date, MMCM has decided to offer, for the first time ever, summer camp in a box! With each order you will receive a “PAL” kit modeled after our “Play and Learn” mission. Each PAL kit has a different theme and contains supplies and activities geared to engage your kids and keep them learning all summer long.

    What would your day be like if you were a baker, design engineer, or MAD scientist? What if you could invent your own sport, create art masterpieces, or identify the world’s different animals? Explore our 13 different PAL kits below!


  • Renewer PAL

    This kit will renew your outlook on the environment! Reduce, reuse, and recycle as you explore nature through a set of crafts and activities that will take your environmental knowledge to the next level! Discover how you can “go green” and help our Earth.

    Learner PAL (Ages 2-5)

    Being a toddler is so important. This kit, designed specifically for little ones, will give your brand new learners a chance to explore the world around them and encourage positive growth. Make sure you are participating with your tots so you can have fun learning right along with them. 

    Player PAL

    STRIKE! FOUR! GOAL! For whatever sport you play, there is a science behind how it works. This kit will share the science behind your favorite games and will teach young sports enthusiasts to create a new sport of their own.

    Builder PAL
    Leggo my LEGOs! This kit will challenge Lego lovers with a variety of STEM concepts like building cars, bridges, and more! What structures will your imagination bring to life?

    Explorer PAL

    This kit is out of this world! Prepare for a journey into space by using your supplies to make a space ranger. Then, explore the intergalactic world with some beyond Earthly crafts and activities.

    Creator PAL

    The world is your muse! With this kit, young artists of all skill levels will create museum worthy masterpieces that would wow any critic. 

    Discover PAL

    Are you a scientist or a M.A.D scientist? Most scientists try to control their experiments but M.A.D scientists know sometimes you need to get Messy in order to make an Academic Discovery. Turn your home into your own personal laboratory and explore through some potentially messy interactive games and activities.

    Designer PAL

    These hands-on engineering activities will spark your creativity and kick start your future in our technology driven world! Campers will design lots of different structures right in your own home using this kit. Can your project hold a lot of weight, stand super tall, or provide a solution to a problem in our world today?

    Adventure PAL

    Did you know there are 8.7 MILLION species of animals in the world? Some you know well and most you probably haven’t met yet. What is your favorite type of animal? Is it a reptile or an amphibian? Maybe a mammal or a bird? No matter what animal you like, this kit will explore the differences between them and teach you what makes each creature unique.

    Director PAL

    Fairy tales and stories are as old as the human language. Whether they are told by an author of a book, a director of a movie, or an actor on a stage, each storyteller puts their own feelings into the characters and scenes. This kit will breathe new life into old fairy tales with activities that teach you to become your own director and scene designer.

    Pioneer PAL

    Whether muggle or wizard, everyone can be a pioneer of new ideas! Create magic that will amaze with this kit by using history and old inventions as your guide.

    Baker PAL

    Bon appetite! Do you have an up-and-coming chef in your household? This kit focuses on the maker and baker in your kitchen and will teach them with fun foods and nutrition games.

    Healer PAL

    Paging Doctor YOU! Whether you want to be a dentist, physician, chiropractor, or other health professional, this kit will show you what it could be like to work with the human body in a fun and exciting way.

    PAL Kit Size Guide:
    Standard = Materials for 1 child ($25 Members/$30 Non-members)
    Large = Materials for 2 children (+$10)
    Family Size = Materials for 3 children (+$20)
    *Please note, if you need supplies for more than 3 children, call us at 989-399-6626 or email playeducator@michildrensmuseum.org and we will set up a custom order.

    Generous donors have made scholarship assistance available. Ask us if you qualify.