Children & Families

The Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon offers a wide variety of fun, educational, and child-centered events for the family. We offer special events especially for families, including summer camps like Enviroworks,  and science and history themed open house activities, which occur throughout the year.

Click here to see a full listing of our programs on the Museum Calendar!

Click here to be added to our Parent’s email list!


 STEM Camp

Our week-long STEM Camp is back for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Campers will get hands-on with activities, experiments, demonstrations, and discussion on topics including geology, magnetism, structural architecture, biology and more.

Recommended for ages 8-15
$40 for Members
$50 for Non-Members

Dates: June 17-21, 2019 | 9am – 12pm each day
Location: Main museum classroom and auditorium

Registration begins May 1, 2019. Register through Eventbrite: Please fill out and return this registration form to the museum by June 10.

Sponsored by Arconic.

Backstage Theatre Workshops for Kids

The Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Civic Theatre invite children ages 6-13 to join us for these three interactive theatre workshops from 1:00-4:00pm. Each workshop will be a chance to learn about different behind-the-scenes jobs that are required to put on a show!

June 25th – Set and Backdrop Painting
Learn backdrop painting techniques and learn to create sets and props like we will use in The Jungle Book!

July 9th – Theatre Make-up Techniques
Learn how to make animals, bruises and other cool faces!

August 20th – Theatre Tech
Learn all about controlling theatre lights and sounds with a “Raspberry Pi” controller, and how technology such 3D printers can be used to make props!

Tickets are $12 for one workshop or sign up for all three for $30! Tickets will be available on Eventbrite starting May 10: Eventbrite Link.

Space is limited. Once your child is registered you will be sent a medical consent form to complete.


A morning day camp for children ages 6-11. Campers will explore the Lakeshore Museum Center and discover various fun science and history topics including Wool Dyeing, Muskegon Civic Theater, Meteorites, and as always, we will end the week with ice cream making!

Recommended for ages 6-11.

Dates: One week only, July 22-26, 2019 – 9:15am-11:45am each day.

Location: Museum Center Auditorium, throughout museum, park and sometimes historic sites.

Cost: $40 for museum members, $50 for non-members.

Registration for members begins Monday, May 20th; non-members may register starting Friday, May 24th

To register a child:

  1. Purchase ticket through Eventbrite:
  2.  Once you have paid, then complete the registration and medical consent form (link below) and return it to the Museum by Friday, June 28thForms will be available at the Museum or online at:

Registration & Medical Consent Form

Scholarships available for students who attend Muskegon Public Schools or Muskegon Heights Public Schools. Contact Program Manager, Jackie Huss, for details: or 231-724-5526.



STEM Mini Camp

This two-day minicamp will give children the opportunity to get the first look at the brand new STEM Center and experience what it has to offer. Over the camp children will make airfoils, modify matchbox cars and race them, puzzle through mazes with a robot, and construct structures like bridges.

Recommended for ages 8-13
$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

Dates: April 1 & 2, 2019
Location: Main museum STEM Center

Early registration for members begins February 25, 2019. General registration starts March 1, 2019.

Register here: