LAKES Naval Memorial and Museum offers visitors the chance to tour two
historic vessels and learn about the history and science behind World War II
naval warfare. Exhibits offer the chance to learn about the difference between
passive and active sonar, how periscopes work and how submarines dive and
surface. Berthed near the Pere Marquette Park on Lake Michigan in Muskegon, the
GLNMM also offers tours of the USS Silversides, the most decorated surviving
submarine from World War II, and the USCGC McLane, a 1927 Coast Guard cutter.
Groups can register for a private tour and overnight stay on one of the ships.
for details. Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum, 1346 Bluff, Muskegon, MI
49441. Hours and rates vary by group and season.
For more information, visit www.glnmm.org
THE ALDEN B.
of Science and Art in Midland is featuring Waterworks: Soak Up the Science!
Visitors can make a rainbow, play "water pinball," pilot a model submarine and
learn about water cycles and transformations through the adventures of "Walter
the Water Molecule." Interactive exhibits show how to harness the power of
water and describe the importance of water's role in everyday life.
Runs from Jan. 28
through May 31, 2010. Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, 1801 W. Saint
Andrews Rd., Midland, MI 48640. Museum is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.;
closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Adults: $8, children (4-14): $5. Call 989-631-8250
information, visit www.mcfta.org.
Museum is hosting Bob the BuilderTM — Project: Build It, the
first-ever Bob the Builder traveling museum exhibit. Children can complete
fix-it activities, experiment with tools in Bob the Builder's workshop,
discover how to install sink parts in Bob's mobile home and learn about water
Runs through March
14, 2010. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; open
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Adults and children (2 and up): $9; members: free. Call
For more information, visit www.aahom.org.
IMPRESSION 5 IN Lansing is hosting Your Spitting Image, a traveling
exhibit devoted to oral health. The exhibit not only promotes proper oral
hygiene, but it also explores the fascinating world of forensic dentistry and
the wonders of saliva. Visitors discover how forensic scientists make
identifications by using dental records and DNA samples collected from
toothbrushes. Hands-on displays reveal the remarkable properties of saliva.
Visitors learn how much saliva humans produce each day, peer through
a magnifying glass at saliva molecules
and discover how saliva can be used as
a diagnostic tool.
Runs through Aug.
2010. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Dr., Lansing, MI 48933. Center is
open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 5 p.m. Adults and children (5 and up): $5; children under 5: pay your
age; seniors: $4.50. AAA members receive 10 percent discount. Call
517-485-8116, ext. 32.
information, visit www.impression5.org.