The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting a new installation at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum that lets youngsters experiment with air and wind energy. This $5,000 donation caps off a campaign to refresh elements in the popular Try-It Gallery inside the Children’s Museum located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw.
The A-Mazing Airways is a custom installation designed and installed by MindSplash, Inventive Playscapes located in Naperville, Illinois. After the installation in January 2014, visitors, young and not so young, can investigate the power of moving air and pneumatics, and gain knowledge about the importance and power of air in their world. In addition, children will discover familiar links between air and water.
“The Consumers Energy Foundation is a strong supporter of education in Michigan, partnering to provide learning opportunities to all ages,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We’re excited to support an exhibit that offers an opportunity to learn and have fun in a community we serve.”
Additional funding for the A-Mazing Airways was provided by the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Team One Credit Union and the Saginaw Community Foundation.
The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum places priority on teamwork, creativity and critical thinking through discovery-based learning for children from birth to 12 years of age. Special rates are available for groups who pre-schedule visits to the MMCM. The MMCM is also an ideal location for field trips, scout troops, birthday parties, family reunions and corporate events. Evening rentals are available. Annual memberships may be purchased by families who plan frequent visits. The MMCM is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon to 5 pm on Sunday and closed every Tuesday. Contact the MMCM 989-399-6626 or visit the website www.michildrensmuseum.com for more information.