Come Play The Mitten Way!
The Mitten Children's Museum inspires curiosity, promotes play-based learning and provides the backdrop for lessons that last a lifetime. We strive to empower the children of all ages, interests and abilities through our wide range of educational, engaging exhibits and activities. Take a look at some of our offerings.
Put on your thinking caps and check out our inspiring challenges, games and kits. Build, create and invent to your heart's content.
Kids can put on a mechanic jumpsuit and give the car a quick tuneup, race matchbox cars and build with tools.
Become a naturalist and study the birds, put on a puppet show, compare your feet with animal tracks & more.
Private rentals are available outside our regular hours. Please contact us for details.
$7 per person
($2 Museums for All pricing is available for those in financial need)
Free for babies under age 1
Annual Family Membership: $95
Check the Membership section for details
We are committed to making our spaces and programs accessible and safe for everyone in our community, inclusive of every race, ethnicity, national origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and range of abilities.
Please note that our current space is not fully accessible for those in wheelchairs or with mobility limitations. We do offer kits that replicate many of the second-floor activities. Please inquire at the front desk.
We are working to move to a larger, more inclusive space in the near future. We apologize for our current shortcomings!
Thank you to our incredibly generous Playpalooza sponsors:
Stokes Blueberry Farms & Nursery
Barden’s Farm Market
Country House Furniture
Salt & Soul
South Haven Concrete
Whiteford Wealth Management
A huge, heartfelt thanks to our May 4 Rocket Arcade Flashback Fundraiser
sponsors, donors and partners:
We truly appreciate the support of our donors, sponsors
and community partners, including:
The Hutchinson Family
Mark & Peggy McClendon
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
South Haven Center for the Arts
And sustaining grants from:
Rotary Club of South Haven
Kiwanis Club of South Haven
South Haven Area Community Foundation
Allegan County United Way