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 camps like Enviroworks in Muskegon and History Camp in Whitehall, 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 week long day camp where participants learn all about Michigan history through games and activities like Capture the Flag (Civil War Union vs. the Confederates), through campfire songs, and scavenger hunts (Archeologist Indiana Jones style).  Plus, campers learn how to bake and cook with historic tools and ingredients, make crafts like cornhusk dolls, and have visits from special living history guests.

History Camp is for children 7-12 years old
$120 for Members
$150 for Non-Members

Session 1: June 25th-29th M-F 9am-3pm.  Registration closes June 18th. (FULL)
Session 2: July 30th-August 3rd M-F 9am-3pm.  Registration closes July 23rd. (FULL)



The Lakeshore Museum Center is having its first every STEM Camp. This weeklong half-day camp will have plenty of experiments, creations, exciting demonstrations, and fun. Topics for the week will include rockets, robotics, electricity, natural science, and chemistry. Registration opens May 14.

Recommended for ages 10-17
$30 for Members
$40 for Non-Members

Dates: June 18th-22nd 9am-12pm each day.
Location: Main museum classroom and auditorium

Limited to 15 participants max, please call: (231) 722-0278 to reserve your spot by June 8.

Camp Registration Form


A FREE morning day camp for Muskegon County (and museum member) children. Campers will explore the Lakeshore Museum Center and discover various fun science and history topics including Secrets of Bees, Liquid Metal: Foundries of Muskegon, and Bubbles, and as always, we will end the week with ice cream making!

Recommended for ages 6-11.
FREE to Muskegon County residents and members.

One week only, July 23-27 – 9:15am-11:45am each day.

Location: Museum Center Auditorium, throughout museum, park and sometimes historic sites.

Registration for members begins Monday, May 21st
Non-members may register starting Friday, May 25th

To register a child:

  1. Call the museum on registration day at 722-0278. Have the child’s full name, age, birth date, parent/guardian name, and phone number ready.
  2. Once you have registered by phone, then complete the registration and medical consent form below and return it to the Museum by Friday, June 29th.

Camp Registration Form