Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

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

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






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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Rockets Launching in Sproutside!


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!


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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Join us for Edible Flint tomorrow!


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:



Isn’t the cabbage beautiful!?

We hope to see you soon!

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Sproutside is OPEN! This week’s programs include…


Sproutside opens today! It will be open Tuesday – Saturday 11am-4pm and 1pm-4pm on Sundays.

Programs for 5/14 to 5/19:

  • This week our fitness circuit will be animal themed! Get in shape by pretending to be different animals.
  • Learn how to work in the garden today and on Saturday.
  • Make ribbon dancers on Wednesday.
  • Play with our giant parachute on Thursday.
  • Grow your own pet plant on Friday!
  • Fly a kite on Sunday.
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We have fun playing with bubbles everyday in Sproutside, but especially today! Two of our new friends knew some pretty cool bubble tricks.


How is he holding this bubble without popping it?!


The secret to putting your hand through a bubble or holding it without it popping is to cover your hands in bubbles first! Try it at home next time you play with bubbles, or visit Sproutside for more bubbly fun!

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