• Our Museum

  • Built for Lifelong Learning

    Our mission is to provide a hands-on, “Play and Learn” environment that engages and motivates children.
  • Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is a place to explore, learn new things and have fun!

    Did you know that play is vital to children’s social and emotional growth? Plus, it contributes to fine and gross motor skill development and body awareness.* As PBS’s Mr. Rogers explained, “Play is really the work of childhood.”

    As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, MMCM’s mission is to provide a hands-on, “Play and Learn” environment that engages and motivates children to use their curiosity and creativity to learn about the wonders of our world.

    We opened our doors to the public in June 2008. Our bright, friendly building was planned, designed and built just for kids! With over 16,000 square feet of gallery space, each gallery has been developed around school curriculum with input from children’s museum specialists, educators and kids. From wet water exploration to fast-paced automotive adventures, we are excited for children birth to 10 years old and their caregivers to explore our hands-on museum.

  • A few fun facts…

    • Big and bold: Our bright and friendly building, formerly a car dealership, features over 16,000 square feet of gallery space. In addition, we have classrooms for field trips, meetings, special events, birthday parties and more.
    • Designed just for kids: We have 10 galleries designed specifically for children birth to 10 years old. Each gallery was developed around Michigan school curriculum with input from children’s museum specialists, educators and kids!
    • Play for all: From adaptive play tools to financial assistance programs, we aim to minimize barriers to play so all children and their families can experience our safe, interactive play-and-learn environment.

    We are privileged to serve a diverse community and excited for what the future will bring! MMCM provides a nontraditional museum environment: by providing hands-on learning experiences, retention in developing minds is heightened. Our interactive museum was designed to inspire future artists, scientists, engineers and community leaders through the magic of play.

    *Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning Preschool Through Fourth Grade, by J.P. Isenberg, M. R. Jalongo, 2006 edition, p. 53-55 

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