[note] Thank you to the Curious Kids’ Museum for the donation of the family pass for this giveaway. All opinions are my own.[/note]
by Jill Piwko
I have a confession to make, I love children’s museums. My son and I love to see what each of the museums in our area has to offer. We’ve been to the Curious Kids’ Museum and Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone a number of times and each time we find something new that peaks my son’s interests.
A Day At The Museum
We headed to St. Joseph (about an hour away from Kalamazoo) on a sunny day in July and planned on an outing for the day. We try to get to the Curious Kids Museum at least a couple of times a year. What is unique about this museum is that it has two different campuses. You can chose to do one or both. On the day of our visit, we chose to do both.
Curious Kids’ Museum
We decided to start at the museum “on the hill” as my son refers to as the Curious Kids’ Museum. Always a hit are the volcano/slide, the apple picking, and dog washing. There are over 100 hands-on ways that your kids can explore this museum. There are two floors to cover. I love that this museum doesn’t see crowded even on busy days.
Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone
Make sure that you also check out the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone. It has a number of unique exhibits to offer as well. One of our favorites is the lighthouse climbing tower. I think my son ventured up and down five or more times.
A bonus for the climbers in your family is the rock climbing wall.
If your kids love water, they will love the two water table exhibits. A unique feature about this museum is their ever-changing Gast Traveling Exhibit Gallery. When we attended, the “Be The Dinosaur” exhibit was there. There was a Dino Safari Jeep to take a ride in and a number of dinosaur video-games where the kids could pretend that they were real dinosaurs stalking their prey.
Silver Beach Carousel
No visit to this the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone would be complete without a visit to the Silver Beach Carousel. There is a an additional fee for this, but well worth it! Also set up here are a number of games such as checkers or crafts for the kiddos to do. There is definitely a note of nostalgia when you visit the carousel.
Silver Beach Splash Pad
If you visit in the summer, the Silver Beach splash pad is a must do. You’ll want to bring the kids swimsuits, towels, or an extra set of clothing along so the kids can splash around and enjoy this huge splash pad.
If You Go
There are two sets of hours for the museums, Summer and Fall/Winter/Spring. Check out the website for the hours before you go.
Admission and Locations Information:
Curious Kids’ Museum, 15 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI | (269) 983-2543
- $6 per person
- $10 1-Day joint admission tickets with Discovery Zone
- Free for members and guests under 12 months
Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone, 333 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI | (269) 982-8500
- $6 per person
- $10 1-Day joint admission tickets with Curious Kids’ Museum
- Free for members and guests 2 and under.
Enter To Win
To enter to win a family pass to both the Curious Kids’ Museum and the Curious Kids’ Discover Zone tell us if you’ve ever been to these museums in St. Joseph and what your favorite part is. Good luck!
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