Museums make you wonder.


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!

Learn all about the lives of
those who’ve called this area home for the last 10,000 years! From giant Mastodons to fur traders, lumber barons and others, this exhibit is bound to make you curious.

Discover the relationships between the plants and animals that live in Muskegon County and the habitats of each. Which ones have you seen? The habitat Gallery will make you adventurous.

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 opening September 30, 2021 – April 23, 2022: L’Dor V’Dor. This exhibit celebrates the history of the Jewish Community in Muskegon, exemplified by Congregation B’nai Israel. Come learn about three major elements of Judaism in daily life: education, religious practice, and family.

Exhibit open now – December 31, 2021: Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce 70th Anniversary. Follow along a timeline of 70 years of the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce’s initiatives and programs that have made a difference in the Muskegon community over the years.


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