Get Up and Get Down to Earth at Midland Center for the Arts!

Dig deep as you uncover the many layers of our planet and investigate how Earth has changed over billions of years. Explore volcanoes, earthquakes, and geological records that showcase the astounding history of planet Earth. With an earthquake table, fault line puzzle, tabletop volcano display, fossil discovery station, and more, children will be immersed in the world around and beneath them! Recommended for children Grades PreK – 5, the Down to Earth STEM exhibit displays from SEP 8 – NOV 12, 2023. The space is open FRI 12 – 4 PM, SAT 10 AM – 2 PM and SUN 12 – 4 PM. Cost is $4 per person and FREE for Museum Members.

Down To Earth is sponsored by Horizon Bank, MET (Michigan Education Trust) and QRP.

Learn more about Down To Earth HERE.

Additionally, the first two sessions of Minis in the Museum will feature books related to topics in the Down to Earth Exhibit. Minis in the Museum is a monthly story time at the museum! Mini museum goers between the ages of 1 – 5 are invited to join us every third Saturday of the month at 10 AM in the IFF & Dupont STEM Exhibit Space. Guests will enjoy a special story and themed snack, as well as a take-home activity for children and parents to do together.


On SEP 23, little ones can expect to listen to Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour. In an unforgettable story that subtly addresses the refugee crisis, a young girl must decide if friendship means giving up the one item that brings her comfort during a time of utter uncertainty.

On OCT 28, we will read A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse by Frank Viva. Join Mouse and a young explorer as they prepare to climb Mount Etna. Help them list what they’ll need: “walking sticks,” “mountain boots,” “sunglasses…” “Can I have pepperoni?” asks Mouse. From sea to snow, young readers will giggle with delight as they experience the magical world drawn by Frank Viva.

Learn more about Mini’s in the Museum Here.


Studio Saturdays: Ages 5 – 12

Get creative – and a little messy –  the first Saturday of each month! Explore different art mediums as you learn about basic art-making techniques.  All supplies are included in the workshop fee.

Young Explorers: Ages 2 – 5

Join us for a monthly learn-and-play for the littles!  With Young Explorers Workshops, we meet in-person on the first Wednesday of each month to share storytime and an activity. Museum admission included in the ticket price!


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

PERFORMANCES: OCT 27 – 29, 2023

  • Directed by Travis Kendrick
  • Written by Christopher Castanho
  • Adapted Washington Irving’s 1819 Classic
  • This inventive and theatrical retelling of Washington Irving’s classic tale is perfect Halloween fun for the whole family. It’s Halloween night and Will invites his friends up to the attic to tell spooky stories. When the group of children find a copy of THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW in an old trunk, they decide to act it out using only things found in the attic.

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Disney’s Frozen Jr

PERFORMANCES / FEB 22 – 25, 2024

  • A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. explores the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and humor, DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow / OCT 28 / 2 PM
  • Midland Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops / DEC 8 / 3 PM
  • Frozen Jr / FEB 24 / 2 PM
    • Midland Center for the Arts is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment that makes live performance and our museums accessible to those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental and physical disabilities, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, and for other sensory-sensitive people with their families.
  • Learn more about Relaxed performances here


Midland Center for the Arts is a cultural hub for the Great Lakes Bay Region and State of Michigan. Imagine a place where you can experience the best of art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, and film, all under one stunning roof. This vibrant and unique institution, housed within an architecturally significant building, is a haven for artists, students, historians, and audiences alike. With its impressive 1,500-seat auditorium, 400-seat theater, interactive museum of science and art, Midland County Historical Society, and Studio School art studios, the possibilities for entertainment and enrichment are endless. Ready to explore? Visit

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