The 2021 Traverse Connect Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Summit is March 11, 2021!

Register Now!


Great Lakes Children's Museum

Great Lakes Children's Museum


Recreational ActivitiesRecreationEducation/TrainingEntertainmentEventsOrganizationsOrganizations/NonprofitOther ServicesYouth Development

About Us

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum creates hands-on, interactive, and informal educational environments for children and the adults in their lives that invite curiosity, allow exploration, encourage participation, and celebrate the child-like wonder in all of us.

Why is that important?

We believe every child can benefit from having a safe and welcoming place to explore the world around them at their own pace and in their own way. Great Lakes Children’s Museum exhibits and programs are designed to provide those opportunities for learning as a foundation to developing a life-long love of learning.

Children also benefit from interaction with adult caregivers – and that benefit increases with quantity of interaction and frequency. Children’s museums, in general, help children learn through play and help adults learn TO play. Both parties benefit from the experience.

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, and has accomplished its mission since 1998, offering hands-on educational opportunities to the children and families in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula, the midwest, the USA, and Canada.

As a non-profit organization, the Museum also operates a store inside, as a benefit to the community and Museum guests. All profits are used to fund Museum operations, including providing funding to offer reduced priced admissions to military families, and to others who might not be able to afford coming to the Museum. We play with kids every day. We know what they like. Come shop with us and support your local area!


View of our sign from the outside- view from M-22
Great Lakes Children's Museum is excellent for no-hassle birthday parties!
The Hatchery is a special area for little ones aged 2 and under with their caregivers.
Inside the Museum.
Did we mention how fun a birthday party at the Museum can be? And so easy!
Inside the Museum.
View from the top of the clouds!
Something everywhere you look, all related to our Great Lakes Region!

Rep/Contact Info

Michael Long