Second Saturdays 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 October 14, join us to learn about nautical knot tying! Whether you are canoeing down the Au Sable river or sailing the oceans, every sailor must know how to tie knots. Knots are used for all types of activities on boats, from tying down sails to securing cargo. Knots are simple to use, can be tied in any number of ways, and are fun to make. Join us to learn some of the most popular nautical knots, and take home your own rope and instructions to practice at home!

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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