Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

To inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands on play.

Our garden is growing…We need some yummy recipes!

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Just look at our garden grow! Our little seedlings are loving the rain. We just added several new plants which we need your best recipes for! Send recipes to hhanel@flintchildrensmuseum.org or drop them off at the museum 🙂

They are:

  • Turnip
  • Radish
  • Watermelon
  • Broccoli
  • Squash
  • Kale
  • Collards

We are still looking for recipes for our other fruits and veggies:

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Egg Plant
  • Zucchini
  • Okra
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Brussel Sprouts
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Breaking News: T-Rex Fossils Found in Sproutside!

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Some young paleontologists unearthed a T-Rex skull located between Detroit, Flint, and Ann Arbor today. 🙂 It was the biggest one ever found, it almost filled the back of this dump truck!

 

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In other news, this group had a wonderful time on their field trip. Thanks for visiting Sproutside!

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This Week in Sproutside

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This week’s fitness circuit theme is DINOSAURS! Visit Dino World inside the museum, then take what you learned out to Sproutside. Pretend to be 6 different dinosaurs to win a prize.

Other activities are from 1-3pm (weather permitting):

Tuesday 5/28: Ribbon Dancers

Wednesday 5/29: Parachute Play

Thursday 5/30: Pet Plants

Friday 5/31: Go Fly a Kite

Saturday 6/1: Ferns

Sunday 6/2: Plant Dissections

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A Whole Summer of Fun at the Museum!

ImageThere is always something new to discover at the Flint Children’s Museum! Especially during the summer as Sproutside nearly doubles the size of the museum.

Visit us as often as you like between June 1st and August 31st for only $30 per family! Our Summer Fun Pass gives you unlimited admission to the museum to experience all of the fun we have planned for the Summer including:

-Daily outdoor activities in Sprouside (fitness, gardening, science, art, and more!)

-Indoor programs focused on our monthly themes.

-Dino World until June 30th.

-An exciting new Discovery Zone exhibit.

At the end of the summer you can easily upgrade your Summer Fun Pass to a full membership for only $45 which allows unlimited admission for a year, AND access to nearly 300 other ASTC museums throughout the world.

We hope to see you soon!

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New! Children’s Garden

New! Children's Garden

Our brand new children’s garden was used for the first time yesterday! Kids helped to plant a variety of different plants, we can’t wait to see what sprouts up!
Visit throughout the summer to watch the garden grow, and to help with weeding, watering, and harvesting!

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What does Turtle see?

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The Turtle sits on top of the hill all day, watching lots of kids play in Sproutside. Here he is watching his new friend play in the sand box.

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Mr. Turtle also watches our garden grow.

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He loves to watch as families splash in the water tables!

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He also likes to use our Weather Windows to see what types of clouds are in the sky. Are those fluffy cumulus clouds he sees?

Mr. Turtle was decorated by children with special needs. He turned out beautiful, and our guests love to see him sparkling in the sun. Come visit Mr. Turtle and see all of his favorite things in Sproutside!

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Garden Update…Pumpkins & Strawberries

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The pumpkins were planted in the garden today! They are just baby plants right now, with the seed coats still on the leaves. Stop by throughout the summer to watch them grow!

 

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The strawberry plants we showed you last week are really growing, too. Look at the little berry that is already growing. All of these strawberries sure will be tasty! Send us your yummy strawberry recipes to us so we know what to do with our harvest 🙂

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The Sproutside Cookbook – Share your best recipes!

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If you have visited Sproutside before, you know that we grow all kinds of yummy fruits and veggies. We even let you take them home once they are harvested! This year, we are collecting recipes that use the produce growing in the garden. If you have any delicious recipes using the following ingredients, please share! We will have recipe cards available later this summer so that you can enjoy preparing some tasty dishes with your children!

Email recipes to hhanel@flintchildrensmuseum.org, or send them in a facebook message.

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Egg Plant
  • Zucchini
  • Okra
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Brussel Sprouts
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Rainy Day

A rainy day can be fun in Sproutside! It was a perfect day for the Mud Pie Cafe.

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The plants in our garden loved the rain, too. Here are some of the plants, come see what else is growing!

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Peppers

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Watermelon

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Tomatoes

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This Week in Sproutside

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This week’s fitness circuit is all about SPACE! Learn some fun facts about the universe while pretending to be an astronaut, a space shuttle, or a shooting star. (Everyday from 11am-4pm)

Other programs include:

Wednesday 5/22 – Pet Plants

Thursday 5/23 – Grass Monsters

Friday 5/24 – Ribbon Dancers

Saturday 5/25 – Grass Monsters

Sunday 5/26 – Gardening

 

We hope to see you at The Flint Children’s Museum very soon! 🙂

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