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    The newest happenings at UPCM

    8-18 Media’s newest Mining Journal story written by Annabella Martinson, 17.

    Read the newest 8-18 Media front-page article for The Mining Journal about the new Winter Woods Wonder temporary exhibit at...

    It’s All About You! The Children’s Museum is reducing occupancy to keep you and your family safe.

    It’s All About You! The Children’s Museum is reducing occupancy to keep you and your family safe.

    In an abundance of caution, the Museum is reducing its occupancy numbers to 20 people every two hours to assure...

    Playtime reservations recommended! Occupancy is now 20 people per playtime!

    Playtime reservations recommended! Occupancy is now 20 people per playtime!

         The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is pleased to announce that we are selling tickets online.   Occupancy will be...

    Winter Woods Wonder-New temporary exhibit

    Winter Woods Wonder-New temporary exhibit

      The new temporary exhibit Winter Woods Wonder will run from  January through March and features a small forest of...

    Our Programs


    8-18 Media

    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

    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.



    Second Thursday Creative Series

    Together Time for the preschool and elementary aged child and an adult friend – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday, a fun filled evening of themed hands-on activity stations.



    Kid Bizness

    Kid Bizness is a program created to allow its young members to create, promote, and sell products in the  museum 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

    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.



    Dominos Pizza Thursday

    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

    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.


    About UPCM

    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.


    A few things to do at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum!

    UPCM Where Imaginations Soar

    A look at what we are all about! Video produced for the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum by The Boreal Collective. 



    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 





    Contact UPCM


     Our Location

    123 W Baraga Ave,
    Marquette, MI 49855

    Hours of operation:

    We are open with ticketed online sales and allow walk-ins if capacity allows. We are selling 20 tickets per play block.  We will allow walk-ins if we are under capacity.  Purchase tickets here:  http://www.upchildrensmuseum.org/product/childrens-museum-ticket/

    Ticketed play times available:


    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

    3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


    Please call the museum at 906-226-3911
    to see if we are at capacity if you would like to walk-in. 

    Sundays we are closed but they are available for private bookings. We schedule private bookings any day of the week, depending on availability.  Please contact museummrjim@gmail.com
    to book a private party or for more information. 

    Thanksgiving, Christmas,
    New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day,
    4th of July & Labor Day
    We are occasionally closed for special events so please check our calendar


    (906) 226-3911