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Recurring Events at the Museum

Young Explorers Ages 1-5

A monthly play and learn date with stories connected to science and art activities for Ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM / Ages 1-3; 10:30 – 11:30 AM / Ages 3-5
  • Cost: $10 non-members / $5 members

Storytime at the Museum

Join fellow young explorers for a monthly storytime at the Museum. This is a FREE and unticketed event on the second Wednesday of every month.

STEM Family Days

Celebrate the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and math with exciting experiments, demonstrations and more every 3rd Saturday. This extra fun is included with museum admission; free for museum members!

Homeschool Programs

Join us the second Wednesday of every month with engaging hands-on workshops for homeschool students! 
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM / Grades 1-2; 10:30 – 11:30 AM / Grades 3-5
  • Cost: $10 non-members / $5 members

Upcoming Exhibitions

High School Art Show

APR 12 - MAY 3

This Great Lakes Bay Region High School Art Show displays various projects from across our region. Freshman through Senior year students are represented with artwork from beginning level classes to advanced and honors courses, including International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement programs. Media, including graphite drawing to clay, paper mache, bronze, stone, all types of paint along with digital/vector drawings and prints will be on display. Some of these students plan to continue their art studies in college as they pursue a degree and career in a creative communications field.

The Fragile Bee

MAY 18 - AUG 31

California based artist Nancy Macko has drawn upon images of the honeybee society to explore the relationships between art, science, technology and ancient matriarchal cultures. Macko combines elements of painting, printmaking, digital media, photography, video, and installation to create a unique visual language. This combination of media allows her to examine and respond to issues related to eco-feminism, nature, and the importance of ancient matriarchal cultures – as well as to explore her interest in mathematics, and prime numbers in particular, in which she attempts to make explicit the implicit connections between nature and technology. 

Birds of America Audubon Exhibit

JUN 1 - SEP 6, 2020

Explore American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) with 50 illustrations from his extensive studies documenting American birds. Audubon's' color-plate book, The Birds of America, with detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats is one of the finest examples of ornithological literature ever published. In addition to these illustrations, the exhibition will feature some of Audubon's colored plates of animals along with taxidermied birds and animals depicted on various works. For all ages, and includes an “Explorers Campsite” with a tent, animals, fishing pond and other hands-on activities for young visitors.

More to Know

Tickets, Savings & Seats

Tickets, Savings & Seats

Get the low down on purchasing tickets, selecting a seat and cashing in on savings to Midland Center's shows and events. 
Choir Performance

Center Stage Theatre

We encourage participation as well as appreciation within the performing arts. Explore opportunities to audition for our theater and choir communities.
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First Timer's Guide

Here's useful information before your visit. We also have a children's go-to guide for families.
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Museum Membership

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