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Group enjoying Wet and Wild Wednesdays at the MuseumWet and Wild Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in July!
No advance purchase necessary.
Admission: $3 per person ages 2 - 99

July 24 – Joel Tacey
July 31 – JaZaM!

Museum members are free! Why not consider joining the Museum membership program this year and Wet and Wild Wednesdays are on us!

Enjoy some summer fun with family entertainment in the gazebo from 12 -1 pm and water fun from 1-2 pm. Enjoy several huge slip and slides, a Rochester Hills Fire Truck, cool sprinklers for little kids, wading in Stoney Creek and water activities sponsored by the Clinton River Watershed Council.

Presenting Sponsor: Genisys Credit Union
Program sponsors: Mike Bashore, State Farm Insurance, Goldfish Swim School

Terrific TuesdaysTerrific Tuesdays in the Garden
Museum Members: $5, Non-members: $7
(Become a member and get a discount on these and all other programs)

Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden provide children with the opportunity to use all five senses while learning the basics of gardening. There is a new theme each week and children enjoy stories, crafts, activities and snacks.

Children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers learn how plants grow, how butterflies and ladybugs help, that we can eat food from plants for every letter of the alphabet, and there are plants for every color of the rainbow.
Date Ages 3-5: 10:00-11:00 am
07/23  Caterpillars & Butterflies
07/30  Ladybug Picnic
08/06  Five Senses
08/13  Alphabet Soup 
Register Online for Ages 3-5
Choose the Date for Ages 3-5
Name & age of child(ren)

Children ages 6 to 10 years learn more about horticulture, botany and entomology through literature, activities, crafts and snacks.
Date Ages 6-10: 1:00-2:30 pm
07/23 Perfect Pollinators
07/30 Fruit-A Suitcase for Seeds
08/06 P.L.A.N.T.S
08/13 Stone Soup
 Register Online for Ages 6-10
Choose the Date: Ages 6-10
Name & age of child(ren)

Photo of child with yolkLittle House by the Creek Day Camp: Ages 7-11

Thursday, July 25: 10:00 – 3:00

Museum Members: $30
Non-members: $35

Repeated 2 times during the summer, each session ends with campers exploring the “shimmering” creek of Bertha Van Hoosen’s childhood after a day of doing some of her favorite chores, attending the schoolhouse that she loved, harvesting fruits and vegetables and visiting the final resting place of the Taylor-Van Hoosen family.
Register Online
Name & age of child(ren)

Photo of girl with butterfly wingsFairies on the Farm
Ages: 4-12
August 22: 10:00am – 1:00pm
August 22: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Advance registration necessary (see below). 
Choose morning or afternoon session.
$5/per child

Do you believe in fairies? We do! Join us as we look for fairies, gnomes and sprites all around the Children’s Garden at the Rochester Hills Museum. You never know where you will find them, and they will only be here for one day as they stop on their way back to their summer homes. This program is sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club.

Wear you best fairy wings and join us for:
  • Fairy Crafts
  • Goodie Bag
  • Storytelling
  • Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos
  • Fairy Scavenger Hunt
  • Fairy Food and Beverages

Register Online

Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball
Sat,  08/03 - Grangers vs. Canton
Sun, 08/18 - Grangers vs. Northville
Sun, 09/08 - Grangers vs Walker Wheel Tavern 

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Cost: Free
The Rochester community has had a town base ball club as early as 1873 – in that year, the Grangers beat the Mechanics 25-15.  Entering their 21st season the Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club invites you to attend an upcoming home match.  Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy a hot dog after the match.

Michele Dunham
Michele Dunham
Education &
Program Coordinator

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