[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-volcano

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 Museum-applepicking


Curious Kids Museum-dogwashing

Curious Kids Museum-boat

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.

Curious Kids Museum-climbingtower

A bonus for the climbers in your family is the rock climbing wall.

Curious Kids Museum-rockwall

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.

Curious Kids Museum-carousal

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!

*This giveaway will close on August 18 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: The Curious Kids’ Museum Giveaway in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.



By | 2014-08-05T06:47:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2014|Categories: Newly Published, Reviews, Win!|48 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. Heather Husiak August 4, 2014 at 8:45 am

    My kids love children museums & this is one that we haven’t been too!! We would LOVE to win passes!!

  2. Sarah August 4, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I have never been here…always looking for new a exciting things to do with my busy 4 year old and my 5 1/2 month old.

  3. Kathryn kloha August 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

    My family and I have never been but I’m sure my 3 year old would love to go and explore it!

  4. amanda brott August 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

    We’be not yet had the chance to visit the museum but the splash pad was a hit for my kids while visiting silver beach!

  5. Ericka O August 4, 2014 at 9:16 am

    We have never been there but it sounds like I should take my 4 boys! Do you think boys in the 10-12 year old range would be interested?

  6. Beth August 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

    My kiddos would love to go!! That would a lot of fun!!!

  7. Shannon Winchester August 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

    It’s been a very long time since we have been but I love that the kids can touch everything!

  8. Elizabeth August 4, 2014 at 9:35 am

    We love children’s museums and would love to check out a new one!! We have been wanting to visit Silver Beach all summer and this would be great incentive!!

  9. Heather Stacks August 4, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Never been! But would love to go!

  10. Laura Lawrence August 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

    We’ve never been, but would love to go explore!

  11. Becky August 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    We’ve never been to Curious Kids, but have been to other area children’s museums. I’m sure my kids would love to explore and learn something new!

  12. Lindsey C August 4, 2014 at 10:17 am

    We have not been to the museum or splash pad. It looks like a blast! I’m putting this on my “must do before summer ends” list. Thanks!

  13. Janelle August 4, 2014 at 11:08 am

    My kids have never been there, but they have been to the children’s museum in Kalamazoo several times and Love it!

  14. Danielle August 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

    We;ve been to both the museum and the discovery zone. My kids loved the animal clinic/hospital in the children’s museum and the lighthouse climbing structure in the discovery zone (the climbing wall came in a close second). We’d love to win passes to visit again.

  15. robyn richardson August 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I haven’t been and I’d like to take my son. He’ll miss the field trip his class is doing in a couple weeks. 🙁

  16. Kim Hinds-Lepsy August 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

    It’s a blast! The kids loved it and would love to go back! Maybe the 4 year old will be old enough to remember it this time.

  17. Nicole August 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Silver Beach in St Joe is our favorite beach, but we still haven’t visited any of the museums! Would love to go…

  18. Amanda August 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    We have never been to either the Curious Kids’ Museum and the Curious Kids’ Discover Zone. I am always looking for new things to do!

  19. Melissa August 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    We’ve never been but I know my daughter will love it so we’ll be going win or lose! 🙂

  20. Danielle Smith August 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    We have been to the museum and the kids love it. Their favorite part is the volcano slide!

  21. Caitie Shafer August 5, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I didn’t know about this museum, but it is now on our to-do list!! 🙂

  22. Beth August 5, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I have never been to this useful but I know my son would have a blast!

  23. Meg Williams August 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    We have never been and would absolutely love to go!!

  24. Jan August 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Just was in St Jo & at Silver Beach & saw this all but was without the kids. Would love to go back & explore these places.

  25. crissi c August 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    We’ve never been, but we love museums and outing, and this one in particular looks like a blast!

  26. Hope August 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    We try to make it to the museum at least once a year. It normally falls near my son’s birthday and he always looks forward to it! The water area is our favorite!

  27. Karen R. August 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    We have been several times throughout the years. I have five kids (19, 18, 15, 4, and 2) and the teenagers always loved the apple orchard the most when they were younger. I always have a lot of fun using the face paint crayons. 🙂

  28. Keri Skiba August 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    We haven’t been to either museum or the splash pad. It is on our summer to do list.

  29. Sarah August 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    We’ve never been there but it sounds like fun!!

  30. Christine Breeden August 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I haven’t been to this museum since I went on a class trip with my daughter when she was in elementary school ( she’s now 23!) I have a grandaughter I would love to bring here!

  31. Jennifer Johncock August 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    We’ve never been to Curious Kids, but it sound like so much fun!

  32. Julie August 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    We’ve never been…yet! My daughter just turned 2 so I am excited to take her soon 🙂

  33. Theresa August 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Going to St. Joe & visiting the museum is on our summer list.. would love to win passes! 🙂

    • Jill P August 19, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Congrats Theresa. My were the winner of the Curious Kids Museuam family pass. Please email or message me your address.

  34. Julie Daniels August 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    We’ve been once and our kids loved it! Our fav place to go is st joe!

  35. Betsy Johnson August 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    We’ve never had the chance to go but would love the opportunity!! We made it to Silver Beach this summer and absolutely loved it!

  36. Gail Elben August 14, 2014 at 12:23 am

    My son as never been, but I’ve taken my nieces. They loved it all, face painting, the slide and especially the put yourself in a bubble.

  37. Michelle Vickery August 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    We haven’t been there, YET. I ‘d never even heard of the “Curious Kids Museum” in St Joseph. It looks like a lot of fun. My 3 year old granddaughter would LOVE it. I also have a 9 month old grandson who, I’m sure would love to explore what ever he can get into. He (Miles) loves to get to the top of “whatever” so he can slide down and then do it again and again. I think BreAnnah (A.K.A Breezy) would LOVE to wash and groom the dogs the best. But….. Kids always surprise ya

  38. Michelle Vickery August 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    We haven’t been there, YET. I ‘d never even heard of the “Curious Kids Museum” in St Joseph. It looks like a lot of fun. My 3 year old granddaughter would LOVE it. I also have a 9 month old grandson who, I’m sure would love to explore what ever he can get into. He (Miles) loves to get to the top of “whatever” so he can slide down and then do it again and again. I think BreAnnah (A.K.A Breezy) would LOVE to wash and groom the dogs the best. But….. Kids always surprise ya

  39. Tammy Russell August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    We haven’t been to this children’s museum, but would love to take our daughter who is nearly 4 years old. She loves exploring new places, especially those in which she is welcome to touch, climb, and experience exciting, new things! The pet-washing station…oh my, we’d have a hard time getting her away from there! She would want to groom every stuffed animal in sight! Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets.

  40. Amber Hicks August 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    My son was just asking to go to this museum. We have been once and both of my boys loved it!

  41. London Crowley August 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    My daughters love this museum! We would love to go this summer.

  42. Anne Stewart August 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I went as a child and loved it! It would be so much fun to take my own son!

  43. Stephanie Newton August 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    We have been to both and my girls loved them. The 3 year old loved the water play tables and the 6 year old loved the climbing thing. They want to go back!

  44. Margot August 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I have driven by an advertisement a million times on I-94 b but we have never stopped. I would love to explore the museum with my kiddos! My kids always have to share me with my daycare kids so taking them to these hands on types of places really helps balance our time together.

  45. amanda August 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    We’ve never been!

  46. Beth August 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    We have never heard of this place but it sounds amazing!

  47. Kim August 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    We love the Curious Kids museum and would enjoy visiting again.

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