The Lakeshore Museum Center has two full floors of exhibits to explore and make you wonder! From discovering prehistoric plants and animals of Michigan to uncovering the way things work in our Science Center, there is always something new and exciting to experience here, with popular permanent exhibits and must-see temporary ones you won’t want to miss!
In addition to our exhibit galleries we offer a variety of fun and informative programs and events for children, families, and adults!
Our permanent exhibits trace over 400 million years of Michigan history and you can experience every moment in time! Explore animal food webs, participate in hands-on activities in the STEM Center, Science Center and Body Works, and discover artifacts, photographs, historic dioramas, and videos that share the history and unique stories of the area. These exhibits are permanent, but every time you visit, you’re bound to discover something new!
This interactive exhibit focuses on how the body works and the nutrition, movement and habits necessary to keep you healthy from head to toe! It might just make you inspired to make the most of your amazing body!
Our beautiful lakes didn’t always look like they do today! Our bodies of water have experienced impactful changes throughout the ages. Dive into this exhibit and see for yourself. Bet it will make you smile!
There’s something for everyone in this hands-on exhibit that explores the world of science and what makes things tick, fly, swirl, light up, and go. Learning what makes things do what they do will definitely make you clever!
Be sure to check out this creative and interactive space that will make you think about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! This exhibit promotes hands-on learning for all family members.
The temporary exhibits in the Lakeshore Museum Center change throughout the year – that means there’s always something new to see and fun to do! Check back often or subscribe to our newsletter, The Future of History, for information on the current and upcoming temporary exhibits on display at the museum center.
Exhibit open November 9, 2020 – April 24, 2021: Who is Rosie Lee Wilkins? Piecing Together Her History. Check out our newest exhibit on this local Muskegon quilter you’ve probably never heard of. Learn about her life, see a selection of her quilts, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the museum staff worked to piece together her story.
Exhibit opening May 21, 2021 – September 4, 2021: Turtle Travels. At this hands-on, interactive exhibit, you’ll see life from the turtle’s point of view. As you move around a life-sized board game, you’ll find out everything from the varied terrain they travel to what makes turtles such an essential species.