StarLab, an inflatable, portable, interactive planetarium, is coming to the MMCM on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Individual “Aim for the Stars” shows will be scheduled for about 30 – 40 minutes each, beginning at 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. The shows include locating familiar constellations in the night sky over Michigan as well as information about Science, Technology, Electronics and Math (STEM) careers. The StarLab is included with regular paid admission. Funding for Aim for the Stars is provided by Central Michigan University in collaboration with Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, Region 7B Michigan Works!, Middle Michigan Development Corporation, Economic Development Representation of Arenac, Clare, and Gladwin counties, Mid-Michigan Community College, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, MidMichigan Medical Facility, and Bay Hub: Michigan STEM Partnership. This is one more fun, valued-added, feature for MMCM members and guests.
The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw. The MMCM places priority on teamwork, curiosity and creativity for children from birth to 12 years of age. Nine interactive galleries inspire hands-on play-and-learn activities. 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 premium reciprocal membership offers discounted admission to over 200 museums nationwide. Contact the MMCM 989-399-6626 or visit the website www.michildrensmuseum.com for more information.