Second Saturdays for Families

Location: Second floor, Michigan History Museum, Lansing
Time: Drop-in, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to make your own Silly Putty? Your own model hovercraft? How about your own wearable art that lights up? Now, it's your turn!

The Michigan History Museum presents these Second Saturdays for Families programs about futuristic technologies in celebration of our special exhibit, Minds of Modernism. Explore the materials and technologies that inspired modern designers during the mid 20th century, and still captivate our imaginations today.

Adults and kids will love these creative hands-on activities:

  • July 8: Celebration of Imagination
    Creative kids and creative kids-at-heart, help us create a new piece of public art for our home, the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Add your own unique artistic contribution to our collaborative mural - then, bring your friends and family back to see it for the rest of the summer.
  • August 12: Exploring Virtual Reality
    Today is your opportunity to find out what virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are all about. Test new VR technologies that will transport and amaze you and use AR to see our museum as you've never seen it before. How do you think virtual and augmented reality will impact our lives?
Each Second Saturdays for Families program is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.

The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Museum System—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 06/26/2017