• Second Thursday Creative Series: Currently held in our courtyard due to Covid-19. Check our homepage for each month's theme and up to date information!

    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, a food craft, always a live musician, and the ever-popular bowl of Culvers Custard. In 2019 the Museum PUMPED UP Second Thursdays by making them FREE ADMISSION for all thanks to wonderful sponsors and bringing in a host of partners such as the Peter White Public Library, the Liberty Children’s Art Project, and GEI Engineers … monthly themes have included: Princesses and Pirates, Valentine Bash, Family Science, Extraordinary Super Heroes, DIG’IN those Dragons and Dinosaurs, Blockbuster movies, Buga Palooza, Get to know the MSO, Fort-a-Rama, Halloween Costume Party, FABULOUS Frozen Fun, JO-KAY Corral comes to the Museum, and All Aboard Polar Express. Current support comes from: Culvers who provides free custard, MI Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Max and Phyllis Reynolds Foundation and a host of monthly sponsors.

    December 9th- 5:30-7:30 ticket for Holiday Fun!

    Please buy a ticket for each member of your party.  One ticket equals one entry for the 5:30-7:30 Second Thursday timeslot.  Join us for “Holiday Fun!” live and in-person at the museum on Thursday, December 9, 2021.  It’s FREE to participate.  Paint with our guest artist, Carol Phillips, get to know a few reptiles at Critter Creek, hot cocoa creations in the kitchen, and much more! FREE BOOKS to take home!  Activities will be set up upstairs in the exhibit halls.  Please pre-register for the 3:oo-5:oo  p.m. timeslot or the 5:30 p.m.-7:30 timeslot by calling the museum’s front desk at 906-226-3911 or by reserving tickets online.  Capacity is limited. For details contact museummrjim@gmail.com. Masks are required for this event.

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    December 9th- 3:00-5:00 Ticket for Holiday Fun!

    Please buy a ticket for each member of your party.  One ticket equals one entry for the 3:00-5:00 Second Thursday timeslot.   Join us for “Holiday Fun!” live and in-person at the museum on Thursday, December 9, 2021.  It’s FREE to participate.  Paint with our guest artist, Carol Phillips, get to know a few reptiles at Critter Creek, hot cocoa creations in the kitchen, and much more! FREE BOOKS to take home!  Activities will be set up upstairs in the exhibit halls.  Please pre-register for the 3:oo-5:oo  p.m. timeslot or the 5:30 p.m.-7:30 timeslot by calling the museum’s front desk at 906-226-3911 or reserving your tickets online.  Capacity is limited. For details contact museummrjim@gmail.com. Masks are required for this event.

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    Looking Up Tile 4×2 $100 each (pick up at museum’s front desk)

    JOIN in LOOKING UP and paint a ceiling tile for the Children’s Museum.  $50 for a 2X2 tile or $100 for a 4X2 tile When you make your purchase online you can pick up your order at the museum’s front desk.  We’ll provide the tile, paint, and brushes.   Tiles and supplies can be picked up in the Museum’s entry, Mon-Sat. 10 – 5 Paint your tile at home, return it, and we’ll hang it on the ceiling.   Offer valid through April 2021 (possibly longer) *Rules apply-see website Looking UP post. Sponsorships may be available for Playmaker members, please inquire. 
       

    Add to cart $100.00

    Looking Up Tile 2×2 $50 each (pick up at museum’s front desk)

    JOIN in LOOKING UP and paint a ceiling tile for the Children’s Museum.  $50 for a 2X2 tile or $100 for a 4X2 tile When you make your purchase online you can pick up your order at the museum's front desk.  We’ll provide the tile, paint, and brushes.   Tiles and supplies can be picked up in the Museum’s entry, Mon-Sat. 10 – 5 Paint your tile at home, return it, and we’ll hang it on the ceiling.   Offer valid through April 2021 (possibly longer) *Rules apply-see website Looking UP post. Sponsorships may be available for Playmaker members, please inquire

    Add to cart $50.00

    Year Long Grandparent Membership

    Experience an entire year of fun and enjoyment. Come and visit us as often as you like and enjoy many other benefits as a Museum member. Grandparent Membership includes: Grandparents, and two adult members of a household plus all children under 18 in the immediate family.  Membership includes: One year of unlimited admissions to the U.P. Children's Museum, $1.00 off of our regular admission for your guest, exclusive invitations to members-only exhibit previews and celebrations, and discounts on party packages. *During check out please add to the NOTES section the names of adults who will be on this membership along with the ages and names of the children who will be included in this membership*

    Add to cart $160.00

    Year Long Family Membership

    Experience an entire year of fun and enjoyment. Come and visit us as often as you like and enjoy many other benefits as a Museum member.  Family Membership includes: Two adult members of a household plus all children under 18 in the immediate family.  Membership includes: One year of unlimited admissions to the U.P. Children's Museum, $1.00 off of our regular admission for your guest, exclusive invitations to members-only exhibit previews and celebrations, and discounts on party packages. *During check out please add to the NOTES section the names of adults who will be on this membership along with the ages and names of  the children who will be included in the family membership*  

    Add to cart $135.00
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  • Andrew LaCombe, Marquette Symphony Orchestra Member, Plays His Cello On A Musically Themed Second Thursday- He’s playing songs that the kids composed!