Lakeshore Museum Center

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Lakeshore Museum Center

430 W Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440
Regions: Central
Phone: (231) 724-5524
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The Lakeshore Museum Center has four sites in Muskegon and one site in Whitehall. The Natural and Cultural history of the area is explored at the Main Museum Site with exhibits featuring a life-sized mastodon, animal habitats, and hands-on galleries. At the nearby Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the homes of Muskegon's most well-known lumber barons are available for tours. The Victorian Era homes feature intricate wood carvings, stained glass windows, and period furnishings. At the Fire Barn Museum a half block away, historic fire fighting equipment is displayed. The story of life during the Great Depression is told next door at the Scolnik House of the Depression Era. Michigan's Heritage Park is located in Whitehall, just 20 minutes north of Muskegon. The living history park explores 10,000 years of Michigan history in a natural woodland setting. Walk along a paved half-mile trail for interactive experiences at a Native American Wigwam Village, Fur Trader's Post, 1900s Farmhouse, and more. The Main Museum is open year round and the other four locations from May through October. For hours and more information, visit the Museum website


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  • Kid Friendly
  • Buses Welcome
  • Restrooms
31 Fri

Hackley Attic Escape Room

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Experience the Hackley House as you never have before! For many years, the Hackley Attic has been a mysterious place for visitors.
1 Sat

MHM Free Community Days – June: Foundries in Muskegon

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us at the Muskegon Heritage Museum of Business and Industry as we look at the history of foundries.
7 Fri

After Dark Tour

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Experience the Hackley and Hume Historic Site AFTER DARK!
8 Sat

June Saturdays: Kindness Stones

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We’re creating kindness stones. Paint a rock friend, make a colorful design, or spell out encouraging words, it’s up to you.
13 Thu

Little Learners: Play and Learn Spring 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am
You are invited to join a special Play and Learn program at the Muskegon Museum of History and Science on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
14 Fri

All Access Tour

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to know what is behind closed doors?
15 Sat

Saturday Play and Learn

10:00 am - 11:00 am
You are invited to join a special Play and Learn program at the Muskegon Museum of History and Science on the third Saturday of each month.

June Saturdays: Robots

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Explore a few of the robots the museum has to offer.
16 Sun

Father’s Day – FREE Tours for Muskegon County Dads!

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Muskegon County Dads receive free access to the Historic Sites for the afternoon.

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