Science at the Museum


Science Tuesdays!

Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day every Tuesday at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Upcoming Months:

  • August: Science of Food

  • September: Art & Science

  • October: Chemistry & Science

  • November: Science of the Brain

  • December: Wintry Weather

Curiosity Labs

Curiosity Labs take place at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tickets are $4 per child (includes general admission to the Museum). Limited tickets available, recommended for ages 10 and older. Labs are designed for children to work alone or to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What’s In the River? Lab, Saturday, September 23

Learn what’s in the Grand River, running next to the GRPM! Using scientific testing taught by Museum staff, participants in this Curiosity Lab will measure the pH of the water, measure how much dissolved oxygen is in the water and try other water quality tests! We will be hands-on with the river, identifying and counting insects that we find. These tests will give participants the information needed to learn how healthy the Grand River is. Be prepared to be outside, weather permitting, and wear clothes that can get dirty or wet.


Why do Leaves Change Color Lab, Saturday, October 14

Interested in why leaves change colors in the fall? In this Curiosity Lab, participants will collect colorful leaves to discover the science behind why leaves turn beautiful colors! Learn what chromatography is and how it working, allowing each child to see the pigments within each leaf. Explore the outdoors and learn more about nature.