Since 2012, the Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum has offered a way to make learning fun and interactive for kids!
The museum has grown exponentially since it started in 2012, consistently adding more exhibits to further children’s growth and development, with the goal of enhancing the community by inspiring children to be creative and use their imaginations.
The Museum has a wide range of exhibits that children can interact with including: Beemazium, Water Works, Inc., Honey Money Bank, Exploratorium, One World, Farmers Market and Eat Right Smoothies, Baby Carrots, Racing Airways, Friendship Field, Pleasant Part, and Luminary Lab. Each exhibit focuses on a different area of cognitive or physical learning that is important for children as they grow and develop; and, has an interactive feature to ensure children have fun while learning.
A young girl plays at the Honey Money Bank at the Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum.
The museum’s latest exhibit is the Honey Money Bank, which was added last year and sponsored by Isabella Bank. The Honey Money Bank helps children understand and engage in math and practical skills by allowing them to interact with patterns at the ATM, as well as tellers by exchanging “Honey Money” at the teller counter. The exhibit also contains a fully interactive replica of a bank drive-thru, modelling the ones at most Isabella Bank locations. This exhibit teaches children the basics of saving and exchanging money.
The Discovery Museum also offers volunteer opportunities, such as event or fundraiser planning and coordination, as well as field trips for local schools. Additionally, you can also donate to help with staff expenses, special events, and upkeep of the exhibits. The Discovery Museum is a nonprofit organization, so without contributions its efforts would not be possible.
The Discovery Museum is a great place to take the whole family for a fun-filled day of learning and interactive experiences. The museum helps children get in touch with their creative and imaginative sides, as well as showing them how they can use these basic skills in their everyday lives. By utilizing hands-on learning, kids are having so much fun they do not even realize they are building and expanding their cognitive and physical skills and abilities.
The Museum is located at 5093 E. Remus Road in Mount Pleasant and is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm, not including holidays.