Second Saturday for Families

Michigan History Museum
702 W. Kalamazoo Street,
Lansing, MI 48915

Are you a nature buff? Have you ever wanted to build your own bug hotel? How about building a paper boat to race against friends? Now, it's your turn!

The Michigan History Museum presents these Second Saturdays for Families programs in celebration of our special exhibit, The River that Changed the World, opening September 30, 2017. Explore all aspects of river life, from knot tying, to navigation, to the natural flora and fauna found near our state's river systems.

Adults and kids will love these creative hands-on activities.

On November 11, join us to learn all about water wheels! Water is important for sustaining life, as a habitat for fish and other animals, and for transportation. But did you know it is also a source of power? For centuries, people have used the rushing of streams and rivers to power tools and equipment. In this program, kids can experiment with different types of water wheels and learn both the physics behind them as well as their practicual uses in the past and today.

Each Second Saturdays for Families program is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.

The Michigan History Museum-flagship of the Michigan History Museum System-is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.



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