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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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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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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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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Wow! Look at our harvest!

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It’s hard to see just how yummy the fruits and veggies look here, but you can tell that we had a huge harvest this morning! So many yummy things were donated to our local food bank.

This harvest included: collard greens, Swiss chard, kale, potatoes, chives, broccoli, zucchini, turnips, radishes, and carrots!

Keep visiting Sproutside if you would like to taste some produce. We will have lots of tomatoes ready soon!

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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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We <3 Our Sunflowers!

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Isn’t nature just amazing!? One of our sunflowers grew into a heart shape all on its own. We love to see all of the beautiful things that nature brings to Sproutside. Come see us soon to check out this special sunflower for yourself!

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