Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

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

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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A Little Bit of Nature in the City


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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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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Our Michigan Sandbox is Complete!

Our new sandbox is all ready! The upper peninsula has been installed, and we have a great new activity for the kids to try out.

It turned out absolutely beautiful!

While you play in the sand you can learn all about out great state. Learn fun facts about Michigan cities, and try to complete a map of Michigan by placing them correctly in the sandbox.

Thanks to Tom, our facilities coordinator, for making these great new toys!

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