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The Mitten Children's Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to sparking a love of learning in kids of all ages.

Our Michigan-themed exhibits and activities offer hands-on fun and learning opportunities for the whole family. Stop by to explore!

Come Play The Mitten Way!

The Mitten Children's Museum inspires curiosity, promotes play-based learning and provides the backdrop for lessons that last a lifetime. We strive to empower the children of all ages, interests and abilities through our wide range of educational, engaging exhibits and activities. Take a look at some of our offerings.


Put on your thinking caps and check out our inspiring challenges, games and kits. Build, create and invent to your heart's content.

Vroom Room

Kids can put on a mechanic jumpsuit and give the car a quick tuneup, race matchbox cars and build with tools.

Outdoors In

Become a naturalist and study the birds, put on a puppet show, compare your feet with animal tracks & more.




Wednesday 10-3

Thursday 10-3

Friday 10-3
Saturday 10-3

Private rentals are available outside our regular hours. Please contact us for details.



$7 per person

($2 Museums for All pricing is available for those in financial need)

Free for babies under age 1

Annual Family Membership: $95

Check the Membership section for details


We are committed to making our spaces and programs accessible and safe for everyone in our community, inclusive of every race, ethnicity, national origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and range of abilities. 

Please note that  our current space is not fully accessible for those in wheelchairs or with mobility limitations. We do offer kits that replicate many of the second-floor activities. Please inquire at the front desk.

We are working to move to a larger, more inclusive space in the near future. We apologize for our current shortcomings!


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special thanks

We truly appreciate the support of our donors, sponsors

and community partners, including:

The Hutchinson Family

The Hillegonds Family

Mark & Peggy McClendon

The Keane Family

The Plechaty Family

Delano Foundation
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
South Haven Center for the Arts

Do-It Corp.

Hotel Nichols

Kal-Haven Outpost

Fleming Brothers Oil Co. 

And sustaining grants from:

Rotary Club of South Haven

Kiwanis Club of South Haven

South Haven Area Community Foundation

Allegan County United Way ​

Michigan Arts & Culture Council

National Endowment for the Arts 

United Way Grant Recipient | Forever Curious Children's Museum
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