Check out the two new exhibits on loan from the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum! Plan your visit to the CMBC TODAY!
The Toy Box
The Toy Box is our new retail space within the CMBC. We will be adding to inventory every week.
Royal Chevy Buick GMC donates to CMBC through its' Community Commitment program
CMBC was thrilled to be the first recipient since the program was suspended in March 2020
Exhibit Expansion Fundraising Continues
Everbright, first of its kind Children's Museum in Michigan
Hip, Hip, Hooray! The Everbright has been installed!We are super excited to be adding this totally cool Exhibit to the CMBC! Thank you to everyone who donated to our Exhibit Expansion Fundraiser last Fall. We could not have done it without you!
The picture to the right is of an Everbright, which is similar to a large lite-Brite except it has no removeable parts. The Everbright has disks that can be turned to create over 250 different colors which allows visitors to create any picture imaginable. The video, below right, gives a glimpse of Madelynn trying out the Everbright.
The Everbright was just installed. The CMBC is the first children's museum in Southwest Michigan to have an Everbright.
Future Exhibits include a Rig A Ma Jig exhibit, a Space Capsule, a Static Dome, Coldwater community play buildings, and improvements to current exhibits.
Please consider making a donation to the CMBC for Exhibit Expansion so that we may continue to provide children of Branch County and the surrounding area with new, fun and educational exhibits. Visit Paypal by clicking the "Join Us" button to make a donation.
FRIENDS of the CMBC 2022
The Children's Museum of Branch County is an interactive, hands-on learning environment serving the children and families of Branch County and the surrounding area for the past six years. Established last year, the FRIENDS of the CMBC is a group of businesses and individuals that wish to support the mission of the museum with an annual donation. These funds will be used to support programming, exhibit expansion and the daily operations of the Museum.
Your donation is providing thousands of children and their families in Branch County and the Tri-State area a safe place to EXPLORE, LEARN and GROW.
Our Most Recent 2021 Sponsors
The Children's Museum of Branch County appreciates the Corporate Support from the community. Southern Michigan Bank & Trust and Branch Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine PC have recently become Corporate Sponsors for 2021. The Museum is open at a limited capacity. We continue to welcome children and families to play, explore and learn and appreciate the Corporate support. They are champions of children in Branch County and the surrounding area. We are fortunate to have these sponsors supporting the CMBC.
Businesses or organizations interested in becoming Sponsors or FRIENDS of the CMBC and supporting the development of children in Branch County and the surrounding area should contact the CMBC at 517-227-5571. Information is also available under the SUPPORT CMBC tab at the top of this page. The Museum is open Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm, Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, Friday 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is $5 per child.
Branch Pediatric &
Adolescent Medicine PC
Climbing Wall Installed
Thanks to a grant from the Branch County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council, the CMBC has installed a River Rock climbing wall in the museum. The climbing wall is 8' tall and 20' wide enabling children to climb horizontally no more than three feet off the ground. The wall is anchored with a cordless mat locking system for a smooth "jump" and also allows the climbing wall to be "closed" when necessary.
"We are really excited about the installation of the climbing wall in the museum. The wall will help children enhance their balance, coordination and flexibility. It also emphasizes positive risk-taking and problem solving skills," said Kayla Gray, President, CMBC.
Book your Birthday Party Today!
Do you like to paint? Are you handy with a hammer and saw? We have some small projects around the Museum that could use some "finishing touches." Please contact the Museum at 517.227.5571 for more information.
The museum is able to offer FREE DAYS each month thanks to the support of many businesses..
Interested in how you can sponsor a FREE DAY at the museum?
We are pausing our FREE Days for the time being due to COVID. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to be able to offer these days again soon.
Children's Museum Partners with BCCF with Museums For All!
The Children's Museum of Branch County partnered with the Branch County Community Foundation on the Museums For All! initiative which helped develop and implement the nationwide program at CMBC. Museums For All! focuses on providing access to hundreds of museums across the country at a reduced rate for Bridge Card holders. Click on the button to watch a short video and learn more about the program.
*Special Pricing for Bridge Card Holders
Come see what fun CMBC has in store for you!
Children's Museum of Branch County is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.