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Friday September 24

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9:30 AM  –  11:00 AM

Members: Please register or sign in at the top of the screen (in the yellow) to obtain benefits.

As of 10/2021: online admissions/member reservations are required for all Friday and Saturday visits to Curious Kids' Discovery Zone. Currently, the Curious Kids' Discovery Zone is only open on Friday and Saturday. Open days should increase during Christmas Break (yet to be posted). If the date is not showing in bold, or the time is not showing in blue, it is not available. Please try another date/time.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we faced some hard decisions regarding when and how to safely open. In addition to the CDC’s guidelines, we also received some great ideas and encouragement from many of you. It is our main priority (and always has been) to provide a safe environment and we know you will help us continue to do so. Thank YOU!  


*KNOW BEFORE YOU GO* You will notice some changes. Yes, a global pandemic does tend to create some changes. But together, we’ve got this!

     Curious Kids' DISCOVERY ZONE (DZ) Admission and Member Tickets are sold online only. At this time we are not offering walk-up sales. Online tickets will also be required the weeks of winter and spring break.  

   The Silver Beach Center parking lot is typically free parking during fall/winter months. The Silver Beach Center parking lot may be closed some days for weddings, or may be charging to park for certain events. Free parking is also available above the bluff. Some are all day spots and some are 2 hours. 

    Please print your tickets (email will be sent) and bring them with you OR SCREENSHOT them on your cellphone with barcodes readily viewable upon arrival. Every person in your party needs to be registered online (for limited capacity purposes) so please see Reservations and Pricing below and register everyone in the appropriate category. This also includes members.

    *WHAT TO EXPECT*  Face masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated people from age 3 and up and we request vaccinated people wear masks as well, until the vaccine is available to those under 12. We also highly encourage you and each person in your group to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and on your way out of the building.

    Some exhibits may be modified to promote social distancing. Don't worry...much is still the same!

   We encourage you to bring a full spill-proof water bottle with you. As always, snacks should remain in your car.


*RESERVATIONS AND PRICING* Enjoy 1.5 hours of play/exploration each session. Limited capacity. Imagine for a moment: no more long pesky lines or hour-long waiting times on those rainy days! Our staff will spend the hour in between admission times cleaning and prepping the Discovery Zone so all families can enjoy a clean and well-maintained experience.    


To purchase tickets: Click above on Other dates... or Other times... at top of page for choices. Scroll below to choose admission tickets. 


What the admission choices mean:

   DZ- General Admission: $6 per person for non-member admissions to Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone, 12 months and up. 10 person ticket sales limit. We are not taking any groups, daycares or camps at this time.

   DZ- Member Admission: Curious Kids' Discovery Zone or Benefactor members, regardless of age. *The $6 admission will be discounted the member discount (free!) at check out.  Member guests would count as DZ- General Admission.

   DZ- ACM Admission: $3 per person, up to 6 people, ages 12 months & up. For those who have Association of Children’s Museum (ACM) reciprocity through their home museum. Membership card must be presented with the ACM logo to verify discount. One card per family.

DZ- Non-pay: Free. Use this for guests 11 months and under or if you are using a guest pass. Please bring guest pass with you.

DZ Military Adm: Free. If you have been or are currently enlisted or if your spouse is currently serving. Please bring your Military ID. Limit one person/admission per ID.

Please be prepared to show your home reciprocal museum membership card with ACM logo, or Military ID if you are purchasing any of those types of admission. Your ticket will be invalid without ID.           

If you or a family member are feeling ill or have a fever, please come play another time. We'll be here! Admission tickets are non-refundable but we are more than happy to reschedule.

    Please Note: Upon completion of your sale, you will receive 2 emails. The first email will include the link to print or view your tickets. The second email includes our "Know Before You Go" page so you know exactly what to expect when you arrive. If you do not receive both emails, need to reschedule or just have a question, please contact us at 269-983-2543. We are looking forward to your visit! Please note: St. Joseph, MI is on Eastern time and you reserved at Curious Kids' Discovery Zone (located inside the Silver Beach Center), not Curious Kids' Museum (located above the Bluff on Lake Blvd).