YOU are the reason Lakeshore Museum Center exists to preserve and interpret, through exhibits, education, and programs, the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County. However you experienced the Lakeshore Museum Center this year, we hope that your imagination was sparked, your sense of wonder ignited, and your curiosity piqued.

We have a lot of big things planned for the future of your museum, and we ask that you join us in funding the future. Giving a financial gift to the Lakeshore Museum Center is easy; you can either give online through our secure processor, or you can download the form and mail that back in with your check. However you choose to donate, your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Planned Giving

By including the Lakeshore Museum Center in your planned or estate giving, you can have a lasting impact. If you have already included the Lakeshore Museum Center in your estate plans, please let us know. This information allows us to honor your generosity and commitment. To learn more about planned giving opportunities or to discuss what kind of giving can best meet your financial needs and giving plans, please contact Melissa Horton at (231) 722-0278 or email


Our Impact

Supporting Schools: We bring science and history to life beyond the classroom with engaging interactive learning for thousands of students and teachers each year.

Preserving Muskegon History: The Lakeshore Museum is responsible for collecting and caring for over 80,000 artifiacts that preserve the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County.

Engaging the Community: Our programs and events have engaged visitors of all ages, expanding their knowledge of science and history.


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