Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

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

What happened to this squash and watermelon?

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Some of our summer squash and watermelon have split open!

We didn’t know why this happened, so we looked it up. Fruits and vegetables don’t like it when the weather changes a lot. Remember when it was really hot and dry a couple of weeks ago? And then it cooled down and got rainy? Well, those changes had a big impact on the produce that was trying to grow. The sudden changes caused them to burst!

Luckily there are lots more things that are still growing just fine. Come see our garden soon!

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Join us for Edible Flint tomorrow!

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The Edible Flint Garden Tour is tomorrow! We have been working hard to have our garden looking beautiful. So many yummy fruits and vegetables are growing. Visit us at the healthy living fair from 3:30 to 6:00 pm tomorrow at the Flint Farmers Market, and of course make a trip to the museum to see Sproutside and take your own garden tour. Visit edibleflint.org for more information.

Here’s a sneak peak of our incredible garden:

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Isn’t the cabbage beautiful!?

We hope to see you soon!

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A Little Bit of Nature in the City

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We love that our garden attracts so many beautiful creatures like this lovely butterfly!

Does anyone know what kinds of butterfly this is?

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What Happens to the Veggies Grown in Sproutside?

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Of course our visitors are used to tasting the produce grown in Sproutside, but what do we do with the rest of it? We sent this wagon of food to our local food bank!
Fresh veggies are important for everyone to have and we hope that we can help keep our community members happy and healthy by donating our harvests this summer.

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Veggie Power!

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Did you know that these tiny tomatoes can power a clock? How cool! Come visit Sproutside to see what other veggies can create electricity.

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Vegetables also give your body energy! Look at all these things harvested from Sproutside. They can all keep your body strong and healthy, and they taste good too!

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Grass Monsters are Guarding the Grow Lab!

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Looks like the grass monsters could use a haircut! The kids who planted them at Bob Evans kids night did a great job!

Learn more about plants ad farm fresh food:

-Visit the grow lab in the lobby of the the Miller Rd, Flint Bob Evans through the end of the month.
-Visit Sproutside at the Flint Children’s Museum.
-Visit our brand new farm exhibit which opens tomorrow!

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H2Go! Water Powered Cars TOMORROW!

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How awesome looking is this Hydrocar? We think it’s pretty cool. It operates on 100% clean fuel produced by a reversible fuel cell using solar power.
Visit the museum tomorrow, Friday, July 19th to race hydrocars and to see how they work. Maybe you’ll be driving a car like this one day! Science is amazing!

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What’s going to happen to these white flowers?

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We cut some white flowers from around Sproutside and stuck them in colored water. One of the daisies is in both green and blue water. What do you think will happen? Comment with your kids’ ideas!

Stop by the museum any day in July for fun water activities!

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$2 Day and Beautiful Weather!

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Our rain gauge shows that we got about 1/2 inch of rain yesterday, but today’s forecast is perfect for a day in Sproutside! Today (July 9) is $2 Tuesday at the Flint Children’s Museum.

Bring a picnic lunch and even taste some fresh snap peas and green beans from our garden and play all day for just $2!

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Ice Cube Painting: This Weekend!

Join us this Saturday and Sunday at the Flint Children’s Museum for some frozen fun! Make an ice cube painting from 1-3 pm to cool down from all the playing and learning you’ll be doing at the museum. Hope to see you here!

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