Today at the museum we observed different bugs and other creatures. Our guests learned so much about the critters living around us! Thanks so much to Darren from MSU for catching all of the creatures and teaching us all about them.
This little crayfish is saying “hello!”
They sure are fast little critters, good job catching them!
Studies have shown that people who visit museums are more likely to report good health and high life satisfaction! For more information on the research visit: http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/21082013-museum-visitors-good-health
We like to think that our fun Health and Fitness area helps our visitors to stay fit and healthy! Visit us to learn about your muscles, bones, eyes, teeth, and much more. Climb on the rock wall to work out your muscles and take a bike ride with Mr. Bones.
The Crim Festival of Races is happening in downtown Flint this Saturday. The Flint Children’s Museum will be hosting a super fun event on the lawn of UM Flint on the corner of Saginaw Street and Kearsley Street. Become an official Flint Children’s Museum Spy after completing your training.
The museum is right on the 3 mile marker of the Crim race! Because we are right in the middle of the course the museum will be closed this Saturday, August 24th. We will be here to cheer on the runners and to provide a sprinkler to cool down under!
Learn all about the creepy crawlers living in your backyard with our special guest, Darren Bagley. He will have all sorts of bugs and other creatures for you to observe, touch, and learn about. Join us for the program in Sproutside from 10-3 on Friday, August 23rd. There will be other bug activities too!
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Stone Soup Celebration a success, and to all of the families who joined us for the fun day! The children’s troupe of the Kearsley Park Players did an excellent job on all three performances. The show was enjoyed by all! For more information about getting your children involved visit: http://www.kearsleyparkplayers.com
Another big thank you to Bob Evans for providing tasty vegetable “stone” soup today.
After enjoying soup and a play, guests harvested produce from Sproutside to take home for their own stone soup. What a FUN day!
Join us in Sproutside this Saturday, August 17th for our Stone Soup Celebration!
Who: all of our wonderful museum guests!
What: enjoy a performance of Stone Soup by the Kearsley Park Players. Fill your belly with stone soup freshly prepared by Bob Evans. Help harvest veggies from our garden.
When: August 17, 1-3pm.
Where: Sproutside at the Flint Children’s Museum.
Why: to celebrate a great summer and harvest in Sproutside.
We hope to see you here!
Lots of baby Rose of Sharon plants are in need of new homes. Visit the museum and take one home with you! They bloom with beautiful flowers which you are sure to enjoy for many years. As we continue to improve our gardens there will be even more plants up for adoption including black eyed susan and yarrow.
Today we launches stomp tickets high into the sky! Join us on Thursday, August 15 to try it out yourself! How high will yours soar?
Three best friends were excellent chefs at the mud pie cafe today and they signed the wall with their muddy hand prints!
They read the recipe book and created a perfect example of the cafe’s “world famous mud pie.” Yummy!
Yesterday we brought back a popular Sproutside craft project – Rock and Roll Painting! This is a fun and different way to create some messy art. Look at how cool these paintings turned out!
Join us on August 16 or 28 to try out Rock and Roll Painting with your family!