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Second Saturday Family Program

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Families and children can create make-it take-it crafts and participate in hands-on activities which related to the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. Each Second Saturday explores a new theme: Saturday, December 14, 2013 Investigate what sorts of creatures have left their marks on Michigan’s earth and snow. Discover the prehistoric remains of animals and learn how to identify modern paw prints. Second Saturdays for Families: Snow Science! Saturday, January 11, 2014. Come experiment with winter weather! Learn how to measure snowfall, create your own thermometer, and discover other snow-centered science activities. Second Saturdays for Families: Snow Games Saturday, February 8, 2014 Bring the fun back into winter – try out historic and modern snow activities, learn how to make snow shoes, and find out all the ways you can have fun in the snow. Second Saturdays for Families: Green Living Saturday, March 8, 2014 Celebrate spring and learning about environmentally sustainability. Investigate what sort of impact humans have on weather just by living our daily lives. Could your actions change the world? Second Saturdays for Families: Rain Research Saturday, April 12, 2014 Become a precipitation pro while investigating rain! Create a thunderstorm in a can, learn about the water cycle, and make your own rain barrel. Second Saturdays for Families: Weather Art Saturday May 10, 2014 Investigate different ways artist have captured the weather. Try your hand at your own weather art! Second Saturdays for Families: Summer Supplies Saturday June 14, 2014 Get ready for all sorts of summer fun! Learn about camping equipment and safety, practice pitching your own tent, and make your own mini-picnic basket. Second Saturdays for Families: Wind Wizardry Saturday July 12, 2014 Summer breezes are blowing. Come capture your own breeze in a windsock, check out wind-power with pinwheels, and discover what happen when the wind blows a little too strongly with a tornado in a bottle! Second Saturdays for Families: Icy August Saturday August 9, 2014 Cool down with ice-based activities at the Museum. Investigate how Michiganians have kept their summers cool throughout time.

Occurs monthly: on every second Saturday of the month [starting Dec 14, 2013 ending Aug 9, 2014]
Contact Name: Christiana Hanson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (517) 241-6852

Michigan Historical Museum
702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915

Ticket Price: Included with museum admission: Adults (18kknd) - $6/Seniors (65kknd) - $4/Youth (6-17) - $2/Children up to 5 years - Free
Ticketing Phone: (517) 373-3559
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