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Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI, 49440, United States

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October 2018

Dolls Through Time

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, enjoy the one-day exhibit, “Dolls Through Time,” at the Lakeshore Museum Center.  Inspired by the 100th Anniversary of Raggedy Ann, this is a joint event with the Muskegon Heritage Museum and the Muskegon Museum of Art. Children are encouraged to bring their own dolls for a photo-op with some of the museum’s historic dolls; then stick around to make a doll craft!  This event is free for museum members and Muskegon County residents,…

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Smashing Pumpkins Friday Family Fun Night & Collection by Color Exhibit Opening

October 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Lakeshore Museum Center’s trebuchet (a type of catapult, a common type of siege engine which uses a swinging arm to throw a projectile) will be back by popular demand!  Friday, October 19 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, kids can paint their own pumpkin (while supplies last), then take it home or smash it with the museum’s catapult!  They will also be celebrating the opening of their newest exhibit, “Collection by Color.”  Be one of the first to explore the exhibit…

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November 2018

Lumber Barons’ Ball: Kaleidoscope of Color

November 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, November 23 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for their signature annual fundraiser, The Lumber Barons’ Ball!  With a drink in hand, explore the new exhibit, Collection by Color, revisit your favorite exhibits, mingle with friends, and bid on unique auction items while helping sustain the museum’s mission.  A delicious strolling dinner is included.  For more information, visit  www.lakeshoremuseum.org/fundraiser-2018.  To buy tickets, click on the website below.

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December 2018

Pioneers

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

December 8 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the program “Pioneers!” Learn about the life of the early European settlers in Michigan.  Find out about the chores and games you would have done.  You’ll even get to build a mini cabin!  This event is free to Muskegon County residents and museum members.  The cost is $3 for non-residents.  For more information call (231) 722-0278.

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January 2019

ASD Sensory Saturday at the Lakeshore Museum Center

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

January 12 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, families whose children have ASD, or sensory disorders, are invited to attend a special Sensory Saturday event at the Lakeshore Museum Center!  This is a free event featuring a variety of accommodations that have been put in place to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe place for the children and families.  Families can visit the museum’s exhibits, work on a craft, and have the option to visit the quiet area to relax and unwind.  Sensory bags…

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Friday Family Fun Night: Colors

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, January 18 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center to bring a little color to your family date night!  Explore color in science, art, and nature.  Stations around the museum will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations including one led by their friends at the Muskegon Museum of Art!  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members.  The cost is just $3 for non-members.  For more information call 231-722-0278 or visit the website below.

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Paint it Red: Big Reds Football History

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 23 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center for the first in a series of three lectures that will bring their Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics.  Co-author of the book, “100 Years of Muskegon Big Red Football,” Ron Pesch will present a program that will focus on days past, as well as the modern-day accomplishments of the winningest high school football team in Michigan!  This event is free for Muskegon County residents, and…

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February 2019

Friday Family Fun Night: A Museum of Ice and Fire

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, February 15 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for “A Museum of Ice and Fire,” a science extravaganza dedicated to those two elements.  This exciting family night will be full of demonstrations, experiments, and the scientific wonders of dry ice, ice, and fire.  Activities will include bouncing bubbles on dry ice, making a vacuum with a candle, and blowing dry ice vortex rings out of a bottle.  This event is free to Muskegon County residents, or…

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Void of Color: Black Holes

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 27 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center for the second in a series of three lectures that will bring their Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics.  Dr. Geoffrey Lenters, a Physicist at Grand Valley University and former National Research fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will be discussing Black Holes.  Learn of their origins and new information discovered about them.  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members…

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March 2019

Friday Family Fun Night: Flashlight Night at the Museum

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, March 15 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the LakeShore Museum Center for the Friday family fun night, “Flashlight Night at the Museum!” See the museum in a different light by experiencing a guided tour of the museum’s lower level by flashlight!  Learn about prehistoric creatures, nocturnal animals, and phosphorescence. Before or after your tour, explore the museum’s main level and take part in a fun flashlight activity!  This event is open house style, but tours will be timed…

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ASD Sensory Saturday at the Lakeshore Museum Center

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

March 23 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, families whose children have ASD, or sensory disorders, are invited to attend a special Sensory Saturday event at the Lakeshore Museum Center!  This is a free event featuring a variety of accommodations that have been put in place to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe place for the children and families.  Families can visit the museum’s exhibits, work on a craft, and have the option to visit the quiet area to relax and unwind.  Sensory bags…

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Colorful Wool Dyeing Workshop

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, March 23 at 1:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for a Colorful Wool Dyeing Workshop!  This is a fun and interactive program about the historical wool dyeing process.  Learn about and help create a natural dye, dye a piece of wool to take home, and use some modern dyes such as Cool Aid for more color fun!  The cost is $10 per child (parent/guardian free of charge, but are required to stay for the program).  Please register by calling 231-722-0278…

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Muskegon’s Blue Economy Panel

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Historically, Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan have played a major role in Muskegon’s industry and economy, but just because lumbering ended over 100 years ago does not mean the lakes are no longer important!  Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Dr. Al Steinman of Grand Valley State University, Bob Lukens of the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dave Alexander of Downtown Muskegon Now and Chuck Canestraight of Sand Products Corp. will share how their varied sectors are tied to…

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Glow in the Dark

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 30 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for “Glow in the Dark!” Did you know that some items in the museum glow in the dark?  Join in the fun to find out what they are!  Admission is $3.  Kids 2 and under, museum members and Muskegon residents are free.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

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April 2019

STEM Mini Camp

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 12:00 pm

Monday and Tuesday, April 1 – 2 from 9:00am – 12:00pm, kids ages 8 – 13 can come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the STEM Mini Camp! This mini-camp will give children the opportunity to get the first look at the brand new STEM Center and experience what it has to offer!  Over the 2-day camp, children will make airfoils, modify matchbox cars and race them, puzzle through mazes with a robot, and construct structures like bridges. Tickets can…

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STEM Center: Sneak Peek

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, April 5 from 11:00am – 3:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center over Spring Break to get a sneak peek of the new STEM Center they have been working on. This interactive room will be a creative space to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Hands-on activities will include building bridges, constructing hoop gliders, racing hot wheels and much more!  Admission is $3.  Kids 2 and under, museum members and Muskegon residents are free.  For more information call 231-722-0278.…

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Science of Colors

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 6 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the “Science of Colors!” Did you know that there is science behind your favorite colors?  Find out why you like certain colors and dislike others.  This will be your last chance to see the Collections by Color exhibit before it comes down!  Admission is $3.  Kids 2 and under, museum members and Muskegon residents are free.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

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May 2019

The Amazing Museum Race: The Journey Continues

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 2 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for “The Amazing Museum Race!” Gather a team of 2-4 adults to compete in this Amazing Race style scavenger hunt through the museum!  Scavenger hunt participants will need to complete challenges including trivia, puzzles, and “pit stops” as they work through the museum in an attempt at the best time.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  There will be light hors d’oeuvres (included…

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Create a Memorial Day Craft at Muskegon’s History Museum

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 25 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, you’re invited to the Lakeshore Museum Center to commemorate Memorial Day by creating a patriotic craft you get to take home! The cost is $5 for this walk-in, open-house style event.  For more information call (231) 722-0278.

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Walking Tour: A Bite of History

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 30 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center to embark on a journey through time while tasting samples from some of Muskegon’s newest restaurants! This historic walking tour will include a history of various buildings and businesses downtown as you make your way between Dr. Rolf’s BBQ, Rad Dads’ Tacos & Tequila, and one more surprise location! The cost is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members and includes samples at all three stops. Tickets…

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Pre-Party at the Museum

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Headed to Parties in the Park with the family? Stop by the Lakeshore Museum Center beforehand for a fun, hands-on activity, and beat the crowds for a prime parking spot too!  The cost is $5 for ages 3 and older.  Muskegon residents and museum members are free.  For more information call 231) 722-0278. From 3:00-5:00pm on Parties in the Park Fridays: May 31 – Glow in the Dark at the Museum June 7 – Wild Weather June 14 – Lego…

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June 2019

Pre-Party at the Museum

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Headed to Parties in the Park with the family? Stop by the Lakeshore Museum Center beforehand for a fun, hands-on activity, and beat the crowds for a prime parking spot too!  The cost is $5 for ages 3 and older.  Muskegon residents and museum members are free.  For more information call 231) 722-0278. From 3:00-5:00pm on Parties in the Park Fridays: May 31 – Glow in the Dark at the Museum June 7 – Wild Weather June 14 – Lego…

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Pre-Party at the Museum

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Headed to Parties in the Park with the family? Stop by the Lakeshore Museum Center beforehand for a fun, hands-on activity, and beat the crowds for a prime parking spot too!  The cost is $5 for ages 3 and older.  Muskegon residents and museum members are free.  For more information call 231) 722-0278. From 3:00-5:00pm on Parties in the Park Fridays: May 31 – Glow in the Dark at the Museum June 7 – Wild Weather June 14 – Lego…

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Pre-Party at the Museum

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Headed to Parties in the Park with the family? Stop by the Lakeshore Museum Center beforehand for a fun, hands-on activity, and beat the crowds for a prime parking spot too!  The cost is $5 for ages 3 and older.  Muskegon residents and museum members are free.  For more information call 231) 722-0278. From 3:00-5:00pm on Parties in the Park Fridays: May 31 – Glow in the Dark at the Museum June 7 – Wild Weather June 14 – Lego…

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Pre-Party at the Museum

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Headed to Parties in the Park with the family? Stop by the Lakeshore Museum Center beforehand for a fun, hands-on activity, and beat the crowds for a prime parking spot too!  The cost is $5 for ages 3 and older.  Muskegon residents and museum members are free.  For more information call 231) 722-0278. From 3:00-5:00pm on Parties in the Park Fridays: May 31 – Glow in the Dark at the Museum June 7 – Wild Weather June 14 – Lego…

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July 2019

Backstage Theatre Workshops for Kids

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Civic Theatre invite children ages 6-13 to join them for interactive theatre workshops! Each workshop will be a chance to learn about different behind-the-scenes jobs that are required to put on a show! June 25, Set and Backdrop Painting – Learn backdrop painting techniques and learn to create sets and props. July 9, Theatre Make-up Techniques – Learn how to make animals, bruises and other cool faces. August 20, Theatre Tech – Learn all…

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August 2019

Backstage Theatre Workshops for Kids

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Civic Theatre invite children ages 6-13 to join them for interactive theatre workshops! Each workshop will be a chance to learn about different behind-the-scenes jobs that are required to put on a show! June 25, Set and Backdrop Painting – Learn backdrop painting techniques and learn to create sets and props. July 9, Theatre Make-up Techniques – Learn how to make animals, bruises and other cool faces. August 20, Theatre Tech – Learn all…

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Moxie and the Minis

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 22 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center as they celebrate their new art installation, “Moxie and the Minis!” This exciting new sculpture features an adult mastodon emerging from the Lakeshore Museum Center and a series of smaller sculptures of baby mastodons located at sites throughout downtown Muskegon. The large, adult-sized mastodon will look like it’s breaking out of the basement of the Lakeshore Museum Center and is sculpted by Gillie and Marc Schattner, a…

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September 2019

Friday Family Fun Night: The Show Must Go On

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, September 6 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for a family fun night, “The Show Must Go On!” It’s a date night at the museum for the whole family! Join them for extended museum hours with fun stations and themes.  The Show Must Go On night will be all about the Muskegon Civic Theatre. Get a glimpse behind the curtain at backstage theatre magic through hands-on activities and a take-home craft.  The cost is $5…

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Hat Happy Hour at the Lakeshore Museum Center

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Have a cool hat with a hot story? Thursday, September 12 from 5:30pmn – 7:30pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center for an opportunity to have your hat’s story told in their upcoming community-curated exhibit: Hats Off to Muskegon! During their Hat Happy Hour, they will be taking photos and information about any hats with ties to Muskegon County. Their committee will then select hats to be loaned to the museum and appear in the exhibit.  At the event, Collections Curator…

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Speakeasy at the LMC

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 21 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center for a night of booze, gambling and good eats! Dress in 1920’s style and spend an evening in support of the LMC. Flappers and gangsters welcome!  Stay tuned for more information. Tickets are $50 and available through Eventbrite.com, but if you purchase yours before July 31, you’ll get $5 off! For more information call (231) 722-0278.

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October 2019

Mad Scientist’s Lab Escape Room

October 10 - October 12

Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the “Mad Scientist’s Lab Escape Room!” The mad minds at the LSMC are at it again, and this time they are testing your skills to see if you can escape the mad scientist lab in 60 minutes.  This escape room will challenge your teamwork and problem solving as you try to get out before it is too late!  Register at Eventbrite.com. The cost is $20.  For more information call (231) 722-0278. 5:30pm and…

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Fall into Painting

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center and “Fall into Painting!” The leaves are changing colors all around us. Visit the museum to learn about the science behind this color change and make your own painted trees to take home.  This walk-in, open-house style event is $5, or free to Muskegon County Residents.  Call (231) 722-0278 for more information.

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Friday Family Fun Night: Smashing Pumpkins

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, October 18 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for a Smashing Pumpkins Friday Family Fun Night!  It’s a date night at the museum for the whole family featuring extended museum hours with fun stations and themes.  Smashing Pumpkins will feature their museum-built trebuchet!  Kids can paint their own pumpkin (while supplies last), then take it home or take it outside and smash it!  They can also make a popsicle stick catapult to test with candy…

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November 2019

Mad Scientist’s Lab Escape Room

November 14 - November 15

Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the “Mad Scientist’s Lab Escape Room!” The mad minds at the LSMC are at it again, and this time they are testing your skills to see if you can escape the mad scientist lab in 60 minutes.  This escape room will challenge your teamwork and problem solving as you try to get out before it is too late!  Register at Eventbrite.com. The cost is $20.  For more information call (231) 722-0278. 5:30pm and…

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Mad Scientist’s Lab Escape Room

November 15 - November 16

Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the “Mad Scientist’s Lab Escape Room!” The mad minds at the LSMC are at it again, and this time they are testing your skills to see if you can escape the mad scientist lab in 60 minutes.  This escape room will challenge your teamwork and problem solving as you try to get out before it is too late!  Register at Eventbrite.com. The cost is $20.  For more information call (231) 722-0278. 5:30pm and…

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Friday Family Fun Night: Foundries

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, November 22 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center and the American Foundry Society for a night dedicated to foundries in Muskegon. Learn about historical foundries in Muskegon, experiment with making your own foundry sand, and cast a real metal object to take home.  This event is $5, or free for Muskegon County residents.  For more information call (231) 722-0278.  

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