Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

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

Bugs & Other Critters!

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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.

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This little crayfish is saying “hello!”

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They sure are fast little critters, good job catching them!

 

 

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A Special Presentation on BUGS this Friday!

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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!

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Adopt a Rose of Sharon from Sproutside!

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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.

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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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A Butterfly Invasion!

A Butterfly Invasion!

Over 70 beautiful butterflies landed in Sproutside this morning.

What’s special about these butterflies? They were made by kids from the local Flint Community Schools who are visiting us for fun field trips all week. The students learned important new science terms such as camouflage and bilateral symmetry.

We expect more butterflies to arrive tomorrow morning, and we can’t wait to see how pretty they are!

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There is always something new happening in Sproutside!

There is always something new happening in Sproutside!

Did you know that Sproutside is the largest exhibit at the Flint Children’s Museum? It is the perfect place to run around and enjoy the outdoors.

There are different activities everyday including games, crafts, and educational programs.

And there are new features all the time, too! Check out the new kites that decorate the fence. Last year we introduced the Mud Pie Cafe and our new Michigan Sandbox. Keep visiting to see what’s next!

Remember, we still have Summer Fun Passes. For $30 your whole family can have unlimited museum visits through August 31st.

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Join us Tomorrow for Free Access Day!

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Tomorrow, Saturday, June 15th is Free Access Day at the museum thanks to the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy.

Play in the museum and then join us in Sproutside for science experiments, face painting, and other fun games and activities!

The museum is open 10am-5pm and Sproutside is open 11am-4pm.

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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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