Lakeshore Museum Center

Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon: Hours, Address, Lakeshore Museum Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Lakeshore Museum Center
4.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Lakeshore Museum offers exhibits which explore the natural and cultural history of the area. Exhibits include a look at 400 years of Michigan in the making and a life sized mastodon. Several galleries offer hands-on opportunities.
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copperdragon66
Pittsburgh, PA660 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
If planning a day out in downtown Muskegon, I recommend you start with this terrific regional museum. Parking is free and plentiful. The museum is free only for Muskegon and local county residents. For others, the entrance is $4 for adults. It's worth the money.

There are exhibits on the human and geologic history of Michigan as well as Muskegon. Exhibits are well prepared and have lots of hands on features for kids. There is a large kids workshop with activities, science related but kid sized exhibits that will fascinate adults too, and a wildlife room with lots of hidden animals for the family to look for. You will spend more time here than you think you will.

There is a small gift shop and rest rooms and the museum occupies two floors. The person at the front desk will also tell you about other related attractions nearby. Within a short walk or drive is the Hackley and Hume mansions, well worth a visit (also not free), the fire barn and depression era house (free), and other local sights. Combining a visit here with the LST 393, the Hackley and Hume, and other attractions can easily fill a terrific day out and parking is free everywhere.
Written September 18, 2017
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h29h
Muskegon, MI53 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
This place is amazing. It’s always putting on different events for kids surround STEM and history. Local residents are free and non-residents are only a few bucks. Well worth the time.
Written August 26, 2021
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Mark C
Saint Louis, MO34 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
First things first, this is free for Muskegon residents and residents of the county. All others, there is a $4 entrance charge. This was not clear from the reviews and even from the signage.

That said, we really enjoyed it and were happy to have stopped by. The museum is a bit of everything science center, art museum (a special exhibit from a local artist's work during WWII, excellently done), history center and children's museum. We spent more time than we thought we would, learned more than we ever expected and had a great time. Definitely worth the money!
Written September 6, 2017
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Lewis417
Muskegon, MI15 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Nice museum, nice informative staff. Good for little kids, lots of hands on activities. Clean, lots of local history.
Written April 10, 2017
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Jen121481
White Cloud, MI5 contributions
May 2016 • Business
Took about an hour. Could be more if we played with more stuff. There is tons of interactive stuff for kids
Written December 14, 2016
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RickMIusa
Grand Rapids, MI2,443 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Not bad as long as you consider that this is stricktly a local museum. Some stuff for kids to do and a lot of hand-on things.
Written December 9, 2016
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Carla C
Michigan85 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
This museum isn't overly big, but it is packed full of great things to see and do. From a science lab with lots of hands on activities, to a room where kids can learn about healthy eating, a whole area covering the glacier movements in Michigan, and the animals that are native here. So much great information! It took us a couple of hours to walk around every area, we probably could have spent more if we sat to watch the videos that were available.
We really enjoyed our tour. The staff is super friendly and helpful.
Written September 20, 2016
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HAMLETDETROIT
Marrero, LA42 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Guides at the firehouse and home reflecting the depression era really make small children feel welcome. There are a number of activities including play food in the kitchen, dress up clothing and firehouse bucket brigade to entertain younger children. The displays for adults are informative. Understanding the history of firefighting including a film form 1905 illustrates many of the limitations and ingenuity of the times.This was a free exhibit, perfect for a rainy day.
Written August 22, 2016
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Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that your family felt so welcomed at our sites and hope you will return for another visit when you are in the area.
Written August 23, 2016
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Cassidy
117 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Free is a travelers favorite word. This museum doesn't disappoint because of it either. Lots of local Muskegon artifacts and interactive displays meant we had a great break from the heat. I would definitely go back seeing as they change some exhibits around and to just learn even more.
Written July 26, 2016
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Kevin7088
Muskegon County, MI303 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Out for a walk after farmers market and decided to stop in. The woman who met us was very enthusiastic a d gave us a brief over view. The museum had very nice display about the last 200 years of Muskegon lake. Very interesting regarding mans imoacts and the lake has lost about 25% of its surface area.
Written June 27, 2016
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Thank you for stopping in Kevin, we hope to see you at our other sites in Muskegon and Whitehall soon.
Written June 29, 2016
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Lakeshore Museum Center is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM