S.T.E.M. Focus on Family Science at the Children’s Museum

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, elementary student teachers from Central Michigan University, along with their professor, Dr. Jim McDonald, will lead fun, engaging, hands-on activities where families can explore basic science concepts. Parents and children will work together using easy, inexpensive familiar materials to explore some of the ways science plays a role in daily life. The activities are included with regular paid admission, free for MMCM members, and recommended for students in grades 3 to 5. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so please RSVP on or before Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
S.T.E.M. is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The term is typically used in addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools from kindergarten through college to improve the nation’s competitiveness in technology development. In the future, the MMCM will partner with CMU to offer Family Math and Family Engineering programs. Check the website for dates and times of additional S.T.E.M. activities.
Located at 315 West Genesee Avenue, in Saginaw, 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.

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum places priority on play and learn experiences through teamwork, creativity and curiosity 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, with reciprocal benefits at 300 children’s museums nationwide, may be purchased by families who enjoy frequent visits. The MMCM website www.michildrensmuseum.com features visitor information, membership options, program schedules and donation opportunities. The MMCM is located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw, 989-399-6626.

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