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 a summer camp, Enviroworks, and science and history themed open house activities, which occur throughout the year.

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Throw Back Thursdays

Each Thursday in June, July, and August special free activities will take place at our Muskegon County historic sites between 10 am and Noon and 2 to 4 pm.  Families can participate in such fun events as ice cream making,  a super hero event, and a family tree activity.  The full schedule of events is on our website calendar.

Make and Take at Michigan’s Heritage Park

On the second Friday of month from July through October, we will make something different at Michigan’s Heritage Park in Whitehall.  For a $5 fee, participants can make and take an item home  with them, or the item can be left behind for another use.  Visit our website calendar to see what we will make each month.



This one-week camp targets Muskegon County elementary school children and challenges them to explore the natural and cultural history of the area. It is conducted weekdays from 9:00 am to Noon the last two weeks of July. Call 722-0278.

July 20-24 & 27-31
Registration 8am on Friday May 29

Once you’ve registered by phone, click here for registration forms!