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Lakeshore Museum Center

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Good Hour or So Children's Activity

This museum is small and kids will likely race through several of the exhibits to the more hands-on... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Montague, Michigan
Great for kids

This place was really nice. We didn't have much time till closing but still enjoyed it. It is... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Valparaiso, Indiana
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1002
+1 231-722-0278
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

This museum is small and kids will likely race through several of the exhibits to the more hands-on areas. However, the hands-on areas have some very fun and interesting items to work through. There's not more than an hour or so of activity here, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This place was really nice. We didn't have much time till closing but still enjoyed it. It is really set up for kids. The location downtown is nice. The price is super low so everyone can go. This would be great for something to do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We spent a rainy afternoon here with grandkids. They loved finding all the animals in the habitats. You can easily spend a couple hours here. The kids had a great time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank groneveltj
Reviewed July 28, 2018

You don't have to be from Muskegon to appreciate the exhibits. Yes, the focus is on local history (rightly) but the "Coming to the Great Lakes" hall, which tells the history of humans settling here, from Native Americans to today, is relevant to all Michiganders.That...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CriticalGrrl
Reviewed November 2, 2017

This is a great museum for both families as well as adult visitors. Lots to see and do. This is a great place to learn about the local history and natural environment. There are also 2 fun hands-on exhibits for kids. The Science Center has...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jkfhope
Reviewed September 18, 2017

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....More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed September 6, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank croker10
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Very nice small museum. They kept it so interesting. Fun for the family. Lots of displays... kids would love it..

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Nice museum, nice informative staff. Good for little kids, lots of hands on activities. Clean, lots of local history.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Lewis417
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Took about an hour. Could be more if we played with more stuff. There is tons of interactive stuff for kids

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Jen121481
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