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explore history

Join us for a 400 million year journey that explores the prehistoric plants and animals of Michigan’s past. Or get pulled into our Science Center, where everyone can learn about simple science through hands-on activities for the whole family.

Tour the beautifully restored Hackley & Hume Historic Site homes and walk through the unique living spaces showcasing how local Muskegon lumber barons lived in their late 19th Century Victorian homes. Open May through October, with special events around the holidays.

Ask us about our Educational Programs! Each year, we reach over 20,000 school children through museum visits, programming at area schools, and loan kits.


Collection Database

Explore Muskegon County’s natural and cultural history through the archives, objects, and photographs of the Lakeshore Museum Center collection.

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Muskegon’s AMazing Museums

The Lakeshore Museum Center is proud to be included in Muskegon’s AMazing Museums! Explorers can download their free maps here to use as a guide to museums throughout Muskegon County.

M3 Explorer’s Map

Upcoming Museum Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Temporary Exhibit

Go behind the scenes to learn what goes into putting on a show, and then put on your own show in our newest exhibit The Show Must Go On: Celebrating 35 Years of the Muskegon Civic Theatre! Running now through November 2019.


Hackley & Hume Historic Site

Visit the historic Hackley & Hume houses, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.


Become a Member

Membership is the future of history.

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The mission of the Lakeshore Museum Center is to inspire curiosity and wonder about Muskegon County’s natural and cultural history through our interactive exhibits and experiential programs.