A nonprofit journalism and leadership organization, 8-18 Media’s mission is to empower young people by giving them a significant voice in the world. 8-18 Media gives children the authority to speak their minds and adults the means to hear those voices.
Wow Animation is our creative program for children from 5 to 18 years old who are interested in the art of filmmaking and animation. After school and during school breaks, our students learn how to make a storyboard, write a script, design a puppet from clay, paper or fiber, create an animated movie, record a sound, and much more.It is a program that teaches technology, arts and crafts, storytelling, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration in a friendly and fun environment.
Kid Bizness is a program created to allow its young members to create, promote, and sell products in themuseum gift store. The program is open to all youth who have a good business idea. It’s a great opportunity to explore your talents and learn about how a business works.
School of Rock is a wonderfully empowering program consisting of young student musicians aged 10 – 16, accompanied by their instructor Bobby Hayes, who perform at the museum the second and fourth Friday of each month.
In this drop-in program offered most third Wednesdays of the month in the late afternoon join Veterinarian Dr. Shevy and her son Josh as they bring in a host of reptiles to compliment the museum’s permanent collection.
Every Thursday is PIZZA night at the museum.Call us by 5:30, tell us your order and by 6:00 we’ll have Dominos pizza and fun for the whole family.Cost is $6.00 per medium sized one topping pizza.A great way to kick back, relax, have a fun family dinner and evening.
Mr. Jim’s Toddler Club House consists of a variety of drop in programs designed for babies and toddlers with their caring adults for sharing and learning together.All programs are meant to enlighten toddlers through developmentally appropriate fun, creativity and with a little social life mixed in at a variety of scheduled times during the week.
The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is a regional, interactive hands-on museum featuring exceptional and unique displays and related innovative programs providing a unique place for children and families to learn through participation. Each exhibit is the product of participatory design workshops which saw children and families designing all of the Museum’s exhibits. This is a very unique approach to museum development which has produced a delightful children’s museum, for and by children.
The Museum was designed to address the developmental stage of youth aged 1 – 13 yet it still delights visitors of all ages. Through creative youth empowerment, the Museum is able to offer cultural and educational exhibits that reflect the diverse interests, history, culture and heritage. Special Museum programs are offered every week day for small children and older children after school. The Museum is also the site of frequent special programs and performances.
The Museum is proud to repurpose. Most of the Museum’s furniture, carpets, building supplies, toys are repurposed. We strongly support being as green as possible and are proud to give items a second life. The Museum has also converted to all LED energy efficient lights.
Special Thanks to our Supporters
The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is partially supported by the Michigan Council For Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts