Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

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

Research Shows That Museums Are Good For Your Health!

 

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 Image

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.

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Eye Spy a great time at the Crim this Saturday! Join us in downtown Flint…

 

 

 

 

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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. Image

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!

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The Stone Soup Celebration was Wonderful!!!

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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

ImageAnother 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!

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Stone Soup – This Saturday @ The Museum!

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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!

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Rockets Launching in Sproutside!

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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?

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Leave your print on Sproutside!

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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!

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Rock and Roll in Sproutside! Aug. 16 & 28

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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!

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School is just a few weeks away, here is a fun project to get your brain back in shape!

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Looking for a fun summer project to keep your kids thinking? The Heirloom Project from Girl Museum is a great way to learn about history and spend time talking with family! It is really easy, too. There are instructional videos on the website to help you get started. Once you are done with your project, it will become a part of a museum exhibit, how cool is that?!

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Find all of the details here: http://girlmuseum.org/Exhibitions/intmuseumsday.php

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Family Fun Night: Dinosaurs!

Thursday night is for family fun at the museum! Weare open until 7 this evening, with admission being only $3 after 4pm. Tonight we have a dinosaur theme in Sproutside.

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Try your hand at being a paleontologist. Some of our friends dug up these fossils. They put them in the wheel barrow to take to their local museum 🙂

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And you can come bounce in our Dino bounce house! Get all of those wiggles out before bedtime.

We hope to see you here!

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