PLEASE NOTE: Due to the development of the new Kozmic Clash: Peace, Love, and Outer Space exhibit, we will not be scheduling any programs from March 4 - April 26, 2019.
Thanks to a generous donation from the John R. & Constance M. Harkins Community Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation we have free transportation money again for 2018-2019!
Information for teachers wishing to schedule a visit to the museum or schoolhouse:
Contact us by email or call 989-774-2380.
NOTE: Please schedule at least two (2) weeks in advance to reserve a time slot to avoid conflicting visits.
Tours: $0.50 per student and $1 per adult
We are able to accommodate two classes in one day. If your school has more than two classes per grade we can schedule additional days.
Learn about the birds of Michigan and the adaptations that help them to survive in a variety of environments through hands-on activities including touching various bones and feathers, learning to identify birds during a birding activity, and more.
Michigan Through the Ages (recommended for 3-5th grades)
Programs are 2.5 hours long and consist of two 45 minute lessons, with time allotted for students to explore the gallery further on their own, and a primary/secondary source activity. Both programs begin with a 10-minute presentation, followed by two activities each that offer opportunities to be problem-solvers and creative, touch fur trade era objects and lumber tools on hands-on tables, and simulate these two important industries from Michigan's history.
At this time, lesson options include:
*More lesson options will be added in the future
Please note: Schoolhouse can accommodate up to 30 students at a time. Great for all ages!
Our reconstructed, historic one-room schoolhouse
, located on CMU's campus, is a great opportunity for students to experience a schoolhouse in the early 1900s, including completing lessons from the time period, playing vintage games, and learning about animals they would have seen walking to school.
Participate in hands-on activities that will teach you about different types of rocks, the rock cycle and how to identify rocks in your own backyard.
Bug Out! (Free preschool program, new in Spring 2018!)
Bring students to the museum for hands-on activities that will help them learn all about insects! Students will create their own bug while learning about insect body parts, compare and contrast insects through a magnifying glass, play "Queen Bee Says," and more! This free preschool program will engage fine motor skills, critical thinking, and most of all, curiosity!