Family Events

There are always plenty of family-friendly activities available in the galleries.

Jellybean’s Backpacks

Jelly Bean with nature exhibitJellybean’s Backpacks (bear, moose and otter) are jam-packed with activities for parents and children.  Follow a treasure map through the Museum to discover the bear paw signs that Jellybean left along the way.  Each one has something interesting for you to do. Bring the backpack to the front desk when you’re done and exchange it for a free gift.

Heritage Hunt

Heritage Hunts

Four different trails take you through the Museum Galleries.  At the end of your visit you have a booklet and a free gift to take with you.

Family FunPlay as You Go

You’ll find clothes for dress-up, hand puppets, a grocery store, trains, blocks and constantly changing activities.

Warm Up to Your Museum

Warm Up to Your Museum


A museum educator awaits you in the gallery with family and child-friendly craft activities.  Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 (On now until March, 2017)

Featured Exhibitions

New exhibits to explore can be found in the temporary exhibit gallery throughout the year. Visit the Coming Soon page to learn more!