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FREE ADMISSION FOR BAY, MIDLAND AND SAGINAW SECOND GRADE STEM FIELD TRIPS

SAGINAW, MI – January 17, 2017: Second grade students will learn the unique properties of air and water while enjoying gallery-play during 2nd Graders Are 1st Class field trips at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (MMCM). Any public, parochial or charter school can schedule its admission-free second grade field trip today! Full-admission and limited transportation scholarships are generously provided through the Dow Corning Donor Advised Funds and S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum’s A-Mazing Airways and Water, Water Everywhere galleries teach properties of air and water to second grade students in a fun, hands-on and interactive environment through a carefully-crafted learning experience that cannot be duplicated in a classroom setting. These STEM-based academic lessons align with Michigan Common Core standards.

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is the only hands-on museum …

SPRING BREAK Book Fair to Fund Children’s Literacy Programs

SAGINAW, MI – March 17, 2016: The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (MMCM) and the READ Association of Saginaw County will host a Book Fair on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 from 10am to 4pm at MMCM, 315 W. Genesee Ave., Saginaw. A large variety of books priced at $4.99 and up will be available for purchase from Usborne Books & More. Proceeds support children’s literacy programs in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Usborne Books & More delivers educational excellence through a great product line for readers of all ages! Shoppers may visit the Book Fair at no-charge, or bring the family along for Play and Learn fun. MMCM admission is $7.50/person, and children under 2 play free. MMCM guests will enjoy special literacy activities both days of the Book …

Healthy Smiles & Fun TO be Found at Indoor Candy-Free Egg Hunt

SAGINAW, MI – March 9, 2016: The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum will host its 4th Annual Indoor Candy-Free Egg Hunt from 9:30am – 4:00pm on Saturday, March 19th. With support from numerous dentists and orthodontists, including Tooth Sleuth event sponsors, Jessica R. Bentoski, DDS, MS – Saginaw Pediatric Dentistry, Galsterer Endodontics, and Resler Orthodontics, children will enjoy a fun, healthy egg hunt along with a day of engaging gallery-play! Proceeds from the event ensure our children find unique opportunities to problem-solve, explore, and discover each time they visit our Children’s Museum.

General admission or membership to the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum provides entry into the Egg Hunt. Children will scour our gallery exhibits in search of 1,000 plastic eggs. In exchange for their find, they’ll receive a candy-free gift bag including all …

Children’s Museum Selects President and CEO

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Emily Yeager as the President and CEO, effective February 3, 2016. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Yeager served as the Public Awareness and Donor Relations Manager for the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region. In that role, she led the marketing department, developed web and Facebook communications, served as the coordinator for the recent Capital Campaign and year end appeal and was the project manager for the building expansion. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Michigan, Flint campus and a master’s degree at Northwood University. Emily Yeager is an active volunteer in several regional organizations including Hidden Harvest, the YMCA Camping Services Committee, St. John’s Lutheran School and Messiah Lutheran Church.

Ms. …

Preschool and Elementary Students Welcome at the Children’s Museum

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw is pleased to announce several field trip scholarship opportunities for pre-school and elementary students to visit the region’s premier Play and Learn destination. Generous donors include: Altrusa International, Chemical Bank, Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund, FirstMerit, James R. and Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation, and S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. MMCM guests will discover 10 interactive, Play and Learn galleries where children use their curiosity and creativity to learn about the world. Recent gallery additions include the mysterious Evaporation Station, the attractive Macro Magnet Wall, and the iridescent Marble Panel!  With funds from the Bay Area Community Foundation the MMCM has purchased numerous adaptive elements to increase independent, self-determined play for children with sensory-integrative disorders and physical disabilities.

Public and parochial elementary and …

Adults Can Play at the Children’s Museum

Adults can play like kids at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum’s 9th Annual Arts from the Heart premier event on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Museum, 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw.  From 6 to 9 in the evening, guests may place bets on the Minnow Races, play MMCM Craft Beer Pong for a chance to win a private party at the Children’s Museum or join the popular Wine Wobble. Tasty cupcake bars, scrumptious hor d’oeuvres and adult beverages are all included in the $50 ticket.  Custom craft beers from Tri-City Brewing will be available with the purchase of a MMCM theme tumbler.

The Robert Lee Revue will provide jazzy mood music while guests bid on a variety of silent auction items including: spa and golf packages, a bounce house …

Family Holiday Fun at the Children’s Museum

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum’s volunteers and staff are ready, willing, and able to Play and Learn with families during the holiday season!  The Children’s Museum has extended hours to welcome friends and family visiting from out of town! The MMCM will be open on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 20, 21, 22, and 23; closing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, reopening on Saturday, December 26 through Thursday, December 31; closed on New Year’s Day and open Saturday and Sunday, January 2       and 3, 2016.  Special evening hours are scheduled until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 22 and 29!

The Bounce House is back in the MMCM house again during the month of December. Members and guests can work out their sillies for an additional fee.  A discount applies …

Bay Area Community Foundation, Nathalie Awrey Memorial Fund, Grants MMCM $13,000 for Adaptive Play Project!

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (MMCM) in Saginaw has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the Bay Area Community Foundation, Nathalie Awrey Memorial Fund, for an Adaptive Play Project. Funds will be used to further develop the MMCM galleries and facility so children with disabilities can play more independently in the Museum. Some children with disabilities may be limited in independent, self-determined experiences because their freedom to move around, express themselves and interact with others may look different from what other children typically do. We are specifically targeting children with sensory-integrative disorders, physical disabilities, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders, but ultimately, all children will benefit.

Children with disabilities can exercise independence and typically developing children are educated by sharing the friendly, MMCM Play and Learn environment.

Simple devices like …

Halloween Family Dance Party at the Children’s Museum

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw is hosting a Halloween Family Dance Party on Saturday,

October 31, 2015, from 9:30 – 5:00 pm, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Children and families are invited to wear their favorite costumes and come to play!  DJ Chris McKinney will be spinning kid-friendly tunes from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm. MMCM guests can design a face mask, take a selfie with a superhero guest, and enjoy a popcorn treat. Paint a message on the new Evaporation Station wall and watch it disappear! Visit all nine hands-on galleries for plenty of Play and Learn fun! Every child will receive a take-home tote, while supplies last.

All activities are included with regular admission. UnitedHealthcare members may show their membership card and receive free admission.  MMCM members …

Power Play Saturday – A Day of Fun at the Children’s Museum!

Saginaw, MI October 7, 2015 — Area families are invited to attend the 8th Annual Power Play event at Mid-Michigan’s Children’s Museum (MMCM) located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Power Play Saturday is brought to the community by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pulse 3 Foundation, and Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum. The day will teach kids how simply playing, taking care of their body and being active means being a healthy child and lays the foundation for being a healthy adult. Families, church groups, scouting troops with children ages 10 and younger are encouraged to attend the event. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Entry to …

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