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.

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

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Michigan’s Heritage Park History Camp

This is a one-week day camp for children 7-12 years of age.  Participants are immersed into the world of living history.  They’ll learn the importance of accuracy when it comes to hunting food at the Atlatl course, how to survive on limited resources as an early settler, make their mark in the Logging Camp, plus much more!  History Camp is July 31st-August 4th and currently has scholarships available for Montague and Whitehall residents.  Registration closes July 15. Space is limited.

MHP History Camp Forms

Camp Options
Parent Phone
Child’s Name & Date of Birth


This FREE one-week camp targets Muskegon County elementary school children ages 6-11 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 for details.

Session I 2017: July 17-21
Session II 2017: July 24-28
Museum Member Registration starts Monday, May 22
General Registration 8am on Friday, May 26

Enviroworks Medical Consent and Registration Forms

Enviroworks Fingerprint Activity Permission Form

YMCA, Body Works & YOU Day Camp

The Lakeshore Museum Center and YMCA are collaborating on a new free summer Day Camp with two sessions: June 26-28 or July 10-12 . Participants will get up and moving in the Body Works Exhibit and Hackley Park and learn about health and nutrition in a fun way. The camp takes place for 3 days from 1-4pm.   Space is limited to 20 students.  Call the museum at 722-0278 to register your child or for more details.

Registration is required, please call 722-0278 then complete this form and return it to the Museum. YMCA, Body Works Registration Form