Monday, August 23, 2010

DCM is listening to your feedback!

I just wanted to share some quotes from some of the on-site surveys that we've been collecting:

“I love this place”

“I like the magnet walls.”

“Make it bigger!”

“I’m so glad that Detroit actually has a children’s museum again. I’ve been to children’s museums all over the country. This is really nice.”

“Need more hands-on”

“This was a great experience. We will be back soon!”

“Need more dinosaurs.”

“More art activities”

Well, we have about 100 more surveys and more suggestions. We are currently working on adjusting and adding to the DCM. In September we will have two new exhibit areas and special themed Saturdays. Look for more details on our website. If you have any feedback of your own, please contact me via email at

The rest of this month we will be celebrating the Dog Days of Summer. Come down and join us for some “doggy” good fun.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What Do Dogs and Cars Have in Common?

The Detroit Children's Museum, where we'll be celebrating both all week long!

Join us Aug. 16-21 for these special events:

Aug. 16-21: It's the Dog Days of Summer and we'll be highlighting the Dog Stars, doggy crafts and a special workshop on Saturday, Aug. 21, on learning to draw a cartoon dog.

Aug. 19-21: It's Future Cruisin' over at the Detroit Science Center and here at the Children's Museum we'll be doing Classic Car Match Up, Crafty Cars and Truck Rally activities.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Meet the newest DCM staff member!

Meet Sheldon.

Sheldon is our newest staff member--an adult Russian Tortoise. He came to us from the Every Animal Rescue League. We are very happy that he is now a part of our team. He loves to look at you from his tank. When no one is looking, he takes walks with our staff just to make sure that everything is where it should be. Come down and say hello--I'm sure he'll be happy to meet you!

We have also added a new hands-on exhibit called "Silverbold Gold & Silver Mine." Try your hand at finding gold or silver nuggets from our kid-friendly mine. Kids receive a special prize for finding the nuggets. Just present them to the front desk staff to redeem your nuggets for a prize.
We hope to see you soon!