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we welcome wonder

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.

Tour the Hackley & Hume Historic Site homes and walk through the unique living spaces showcasing how local lumber barons lived in their late 19th Century Victorian homes.

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.

Upcoming Events

Armchair Archaeology Photo

Armchair Archaeology

Discover some of the museum’s earliest artifacts in our Armchair Archaeology:
From Hobby to History Exhibit.

Michigan’s Heritage Park

Explore 10,000 years of Michigan history in a natural woodland setting in northern Muskegon County.   more

Hackley & Hume Historic Site

The Hackley & Hume houses, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era are open for tours! more

The mission of the Lakeshore Museum Center is to preserve and interpret through exhibits, education, and programs the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County.