“I liked everything but the learning.”

– Quoted from a child enrolled in one of our summer camps.

“We had bread and butter for a snack. It’s better than the bread and butter I eat at home!

– During our Michigan History Alive summer camp, the campers made their own home-made Irish Soda Bread and home-made butter from cream (Shake, shake, shake in a jar).

Hi Angela,
I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you to you and your staff for hosting the Frankenmuth Jaycees on Sunday. We had a great time! Your staff was very pleasant and helpful. Many of the people that attended had never been to the Children’s Museum before and they really enjoyed it. Hopefully they will tell others about their great experiences too. The only bad thing was trying to get our children to leave!

Thanks again for your hospitality!

– Amy

Please provide explanations on the exhibits, so that the kids can learn about what is happening, and not just observe.

Some of the exhibits were not working and there could have been more instruction at the exhibits to help the children to know what to do and why!

– Unfortunately for places like the MMCM that have a high volume of traffic, there is sure to be breakage of exhibits and gallery elements from time to time. The MMCM makes every effort to repair or replace broken items in a quick and timely manner. In addition, the MMCM is in the process of creating a detailed list of exhibits and projects that can be utilized in each of our galleries.

Our troop loved your museum. I was very impressed! This museum was just as nice as the children’s museum in Chicago.

Thanks for being so open to suggestions. A snack bar or vending machine would be great!

Since this feedback was submitted, we have added a beverage vending machine and snacks for sale in our gift shop.

The museum is first class. The exhibits are excellent!

Visit was great. Staff was great. Volunteers were great. The facilities were clean!!

Everyone there that morning was extremely helpful and so kind! We had the best time at your facility. We truly felt so welcomed! We were so happy to have our own room for snack time and a place to store our belongings. The exhibits were fantastic. The children are still talking about it!

We greatly enjoyed exploring and experiencing everything that the Museum had to offer. I thought it was reassuring to have helpful staff circulating to guide/help. Thank you for having us!

The children really enjoyed the water display!

Our party was awesome!!! My only suggestion would be to have a volunteer walk us back to the party room and give us a basic overview. We had never been there before and needed it! We will definitely be back. Thank you!

The MMCM strives to make your experience a successful one. We now have volunteers who help make sure birthday parties are running smoothly.

Birthday party was wonderful. Staff was great.

We had fun. Thank you.

My daughter misses the rubber ducks!!

I absolutely LOVE the Big Ball of String exhibit. Thank you.

Everyone there was wonderful. The children had a wonderful time and didn’t want to leave.

We love the museum and will be back — one of Saginaw’s best kept secrets — many out county families do not know about it!

More crafts available
More toddler books
Loved the string ball and storyteller

Since this feedback was submitted, we have added several more toddler books, as well as a daily craft.

Very nice time w/ birthday party, love the maze

Perfect sized museum! Students and parents thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

What a wonderful trip. We loved it J

We traveled here from Traverse City for a birthday party and will be back! Beautiful place!

MCCDC will visit your facility again!

What a wonderful place. People are already talking b-day parties and going back as families.

We loved visiting the museum! We are already talking about coming again next year. The kids and adults loved it, and had a great time.

Everyone was great! Great place to have a birthday party. Love the cleanliness!!

Thank you for the use of the lunchroom area — love all the windows.

My son enjoyed having his party at MMCM! We can’t wait to come back and play again! Thanks!

Great place for my daughter’s 6th birthday party! You do a great job.

Thank you for a wonderful time the kids are still talking about : )

Very impressed with sanitation and cleanliness. Will be back for more fun!

Thank you staff/volunteer for all your help the day of our visit! J

“Another group was there. It made it a little crowded.”

“It was nice having so few people at the museum (last year there were so many kids).”

The MMCM is open to the public, so there is no way of predicting how many people will be present. However, when groups are being scheduled, our receptionists now inform them of other groups visiting at the same time. We will gladly reschedule for a “slower” time if any time slots are available.

Great setup for a child’s birthday party. Since candles are not allowed, please provide recommendations to where to purchase flameless candles.

Unfortunately, the MMCM has had no luck finding flameless birthday candles locally; however, there are several websites you can check if you Google “Flameless Birthday Candles.”

“Reservation time of 3 hours would be better than 2 hours. Not enough time to do everything needed to do for birthday parties. Overall good.”

“Should have more leeway w/time to leave birthday room as it is difficult to be a good party hostess and be cleaning a room. Felt like I didn’t have enough time to socialize after 2 hour time limit especially on a Sunday when there were no parties after mine.”

Because of the high demand for weekend birthday parties, the MMCM must schedule a 2 hour time block for each party to accommodate all. Guests are allowed to stay in the museum until closing time if they wish, so it would be beneficial to conduct a party for the first two hours, then use the remainder of the time to “play.” Our receptionists also need time to clean the rooms and prepare them for the next party that day, or for a party coming in the following day.

This place was amazing. We all had a wonderful time. J

We were unaware of the dental presentation until it was too late. It would have been nice to know when we arrived so the children could have watched it.

The MMCM makes every effort to post any special events on our website, FaceBook page, library calendar, MLive calendar, community publications, and via email updates. Please submit your email address to us, or join us on FaceBook for current updates.

“I’m 13 and I think it would be nice to see some sort of teen exhibits like the children’s.”

“I think you should put some older kid’s stuff like a mini rock wall or a mini pool.”

The MMCM was developed for children ages birth to 12 years. Unfortunately, that would not include exhibits for teens. However, we hope our younger visitors are pleased with their experience.

Everyone was extremely helpful, we had a GREAT time!

“We had a wonderful time today! We would like to thank the staff for making our first experience a great one! We will see you next year.”

“Children Learn What They Live”

– Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D

On behalf of the Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition, we want to thank you for your collaboration to make the October 23 Legislative Forum a great success!  We value the partnership with the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum and look forward to working together on future projects!

Kudos to the wonderful Ms Nancy Kaufman for her efforts organizing and managing the Diva Girl event today ……
She was like the ‘energizer bunny’ – here, there, everywhere !
Nonstop ! It worked ! So many happy smiling kids !

The person checking us in was A-MAZING and helpful!  Loved the parachute.  The P.A. System really helped.  We felt bad going past closing.  Sorry!!  90 minutes is not long enough.

Thank you for making our birthday celebration special!  Everyone really went above and beyond expectations!  Thank you!

We sent our 9 year old to your Spring Break camp today, wow she came home so excited and said she had an amazing day! I don’t think I’ve seen her this happy since last year at Cedar Point! Thank you for putting on an awesome day for kids:)

Thank you both as well as the entire MMCM staff for all your hard work and assistance in making Leadership Saginaw’s Arts & Culture Day a success!  Already looking forward to next year.

Regarding the MMCM’s 5th Birthday Celebration…

It seems like just yesterday ….  Happy Birthday!

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you what a great time we had at the museum on Wednesday!  The whole crew was great. It was our best field trip ever!   I was so happy that there was only one other small group coming on the same day.  The last two years our Laker students could not explore in the fashion they got to on Wednesday because of too many kiddos.

The retired teacher doing the parachute activity was awesome –

Thank you for a wonderful and fun time!

Many thanks for working with us to produce the popular “color our world” activity at the Tall Ships Celebration this year.  I’m confident you were able to introduce the children’s museum to thousands of people who didn’t know about your organization.  We hope to work with you again in 2016.

What a great night last night!!  Everything went so well.  Everyone I talked to had a great time.  Congratulations to you and the volunteers for constantly out doing yourselves!  I can’t wait to hear the results…


Good Morning Ladies,

Job well done!!! The event was amazing. Thank you to you and the entire group for putting on a spectacular showing. I heard many great comments about how terrific the museum looked. You do such an outstanding job every day and it shows!!! I think everyone had a super time. I can’t wait to hear the numbers.



Please pass along my congratulations to your entire crew for another fun, fun, fun Arts from the Heart.  This is one of my favorite events to attend.  Hope it raised lots of money for MMCM!

Kudos to all,  Diane

Wonderful event last night!  Great job everyone!!

Thank you for allowing us to host the 2014 Covenant Kids Telethon there.  You all were absolutely wonderful to work with and we enjoyed our day in your beautiful facility……Heather, Covenant Kids Coordinator

I am appalled teachers have to pay.  Our district does not pay for it, so it comes out of pocket!  If it weren’t for teachers scheduling, you would not have these groups!

We appreciate your feedback.  Regular admission at the MMCM is $7 per person, including adults.  School groups get a discount and pay only $5 per person.  Periodically, we get grant money that helps to lessen field trip expenses as well.  

Dear Angela & All the MMCM Staff:

Thank you so much for allowing us to do our dental hygiene presentation at the MMCM.  We had such a great experience teaching the kids about how to keep their teeth happy!  We learned so many valuable skills from this experience, especially how to be flexible with our plans so that we can reach more kids.  I cannot say enough positive things about the staff at MMCM.  Everyone on staff was so welcoming and accommodating, we really appreciated that.  We look forward to contacting you for volunteer opportunities in the future.  Thank you again!

Mid Michigan Children’s Museum,

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to volunteer.  It was a great experience and I enjoyed the time I spent volunteering.  The museum is a top notch facility and I wanted to let you guys know that.  The experience I was able to gain will be very valuable in my continued pursuit to become a teacher.  Thank you again!

Good afternoon – I hope all is well! I wanted to let you know that I had the pleasure of coming down to the MMCM this past weekend for my cousins 4th birthday party and I wanted to let you know that the MMCM is simply amazing! Not that I had any doubt that it wouldn’t be, but I was simply blown away by how large the facility was and how interactive it was for both myself and the children. Another plus, again, not that I was expecting less, the facility was very clean and the staff was super helpful. I will definitely be coming back and will think of the MMCM for future children’s parties.

Thank you Angela for all you and the board and volunteers do to keep the museum looking great and providing new learning opportunities for the kids. Have a great day.

Thank you for letting us use your wonderful facility for our telethon! (Covenant Kids Telethon)

Carol Cottrell, Director, Covenant HealthCare Foundation

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is always on our “To Do” list when our grandchildren come from out-of-town.  Thank you for providing a safe and enjoyable place for children to play and learn.  What a great addition to the Saginaw Community.  Wishing you blessings for continued success.

Dear Mrs. Barris and Museum Staff:

We had a great time!  (Hugs) Thank you for the magnifying glass (from our prize box).  My cousin and I got to see some bugs in our back yard!

Julian (almost 3 years old).

Dear Angela and Nancy:

Thank you so much for asking us to represent the Museum in the Team One Golf event!!!  Pat, Ione, Gail, and I had a great time golfing and eating and chatted to others about the museum programs when at breakfast and dinner.  It was fun to see a LOT of women playing on teams this year…and some did very well.  Our community is so very fortunate to have the Children’s Museum with all the great events you organize for our children.  Again…thank you.

Dear Madam/Sir –

On our way to Mackanac, I decided to stop at your museum to break up the ride.  My granddaughter was happily playing in the water exhibit until she lost the ring her father had just bought her.  Jumping up to help her search, I left my shoe inserts on the bench.  Now we both lost items that were later found and returned.  Thank you for your understanding and mailing, since we are not in the area.  We look forward to visiting again but leaving even non-valuables in the car.  You guys are great!

Dear Angela:

Thank you so much for hosting us today.  The Museum is such an asset to our community.  We’d love to have you join AAUW.    Kathy Tobin, American Association of University Women