This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Trisha!

WIN! A Prize Basket Worth $75 + A Family Trip to the Michigan History Museum

Michigan History Museum is THE place in Lansing to learn history, and it has a history all its own!

I can remember going on field trips and outings here as a little girl – who can forget the copper mine? Then once I became a teacher myself, I had the fun of taking my own students.

And now, I get to bring my own kids here to explore the rich history of their home state. I love seeing everything for the first time through their eyes!


The Michigan History Museum is a great place to take both kids and adults of any age to explore and learn. Check out our article about the museum, where you can find tips and info on planning your perfect visit.

The Michigan History Museum “fosters curiosity, inspiration and enjoyment rooted in Michigan’s stories” – and we want YOU to be a part of their story!

We’ve teamed up with the Michigan History Museum to give one lucky winner a chance to discover Michigan through new eyes.

The Michigan History Museum is giving away a Family Visit Pass to the museum, plus a prize pack the kids will love, filled with magnets, stickers, puzzles, “old fashioned” toys and games, and even a bag of Michi-gummies (everyone’s favorite!).


7 Tips To Have Fun as a Family at the Michigan History Museum

01. Travel from Past to Present

The Michigan History Museum gives you a walk through of Michigan’s past, all the way from the earliest people up to the late 20th century. There are three floors to walk you from past to present!

02. Meet “Carl”

Michigan Historic Center Museum Lansing Kids Families

In the middle of the building is a huge tree named “Carl” that grows all the way up, surrounded by a glass sculpture fountain. Not something you get to see every day. Sometimes people send him cards! If you want to send him a card, address it like this: To Carl C/O the Michigan History Museum 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915.

03. See History Come to Life

History comes to life when you see it in front of you. Exhibits like the S&H green stamp store, an old-time movie theater, a replica mail-order bungalow, classic cars, the Henry Ford assembly line, a replica copper mine, and so much more make history way more relatable.

04. Be a Show-Off

The Michigan History Museum is a great place to take out-of-towners. Have a visiting grandparent or family member that wants to see the sights? Don’t miss this one for showing someone not as familiar with Michigan what a cool heritage we have and add depth to a visit to Lansing!

05. Explore

The museum is only a couple blocks from the Capitol, making it an easy pairing for exploring more than just one place with Lansing history.

06. Enjoy Winter


When winter comes in and the temps go down, the Michigan History Museum is an awesome indoor option. On those extra gray days, it can help just to get out of the house and walk through somewhere that reminds us why Michigan is such a great state.

07: Get FREE Admission

Bonus: The Museum is FREE on Sundays!


Get Into the Michigan History Museum this Fall and Winter:

Coming up 

01. Michigan Archaeology Day

Coming up SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th. Don’t miss this one! For the kid who wants to be an archeologist, or adult who’s always wondered, here’s your chance. Talk to archaeologists about investigations and buried artifacts that tell the story of 14,000 years of Michigan history.

This event is FREE for all ages. There are demonstrations, presentations, artifact displays, and hands-on activities…plus, a scavenger hunt with the chance to win some amazing prizes!

02. Second Saturdays


Every 2nd Saturday of the month the museum has special activities from 11 am – 3 pm. These are for kids ages 5 to adults and are included with admission. Don’t miss the upcoming Second Saturdays including a Color Quest Scavenger Hunt and Design a Treasure Chest.

03. Silver Bells in the City Celebration

During Lansing’s winter Silver Bells in the City Celebration, the Michigan History Museum is a must stop! They’ll be live music, snacks, and make-your-own felt hand warmers and paper crafts, with FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING from 5 – 9 p.m. during the event. The museum is located at 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI.


Here’s How You Can Enter to WIN

ONE winner will be picked to receive a Family Visit Pass to the Michigan History Museum + A Fun Themed Prize Basket Valued at $75!

The Michigan History Museum Giveaway Package Includes:

  • A family visit pass to the museum
  • A Michigan History Center tote bag
  • Magnets, stickers and a kids puzzle from
  • A bag of Michi-gummies (everyone’s favorite!)
  • An assortment of small “old fashioned” toys and games

Michigan History Museum
702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 335-2573

There are THREE WAYS to get entries for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

  1. For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us why you’d be excited to win this prize to the Michigan History Museum!
  2. Get a second entry by “liking” Michigan History Center on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this lansingfamilyfuncom article will be counted for this giveaway.)
  3. Get a third entry by sharing this giveaway with friends. Leave a third and final comment below telling us how you shared.

If you’re a WINNER, you will be contacted via email. Watch your inbox to ensure you don’t miss out. Winners will have 24 hours to respond.

Best of luck, Lansing historians!


This giveaway will close on October 29, 2019, at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to lansingfamilyfuncom and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at lansingfamilyfun dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Michigan History Museum Giveaway in the subject line. Lansing Family Fun’s liability is limited to the value of the prize.

Michigan Historic Center Kids Room Play Museum Downtown Lansing