Situated alongside the shores of Lake Michigan near Silver Beach, CKM provides an area for children to explore and learn. Opened in 1989, it offers more than 100 hands-on, interactive exhibits where children can use their natural curiosity and creativity. Due to its success, CKM opened a second location in 2010 entitled Discovery Zone by the Curious Kids’ Museum.
The CKM encourages teachers to bring their students to its facility for an educational field trip during the school year from September through May. Its exhibits cover topics such as magnets, earthquakes, and volcanoes, phases of the moon, and space travel. Each field trip class receives 1.5 hours of hands-on learning. Students spend 45 minutes on each level.