WIN! A Family Trip to the Michigan History Museum + A $75 Prize Basket The Kids Will Love!

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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”

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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.

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182 thoughts on “WIN! A Family Trip to the Michigan History Museum + A $75 Prize Basket The Kids Will Love!”

  1. My kiddos are 4&5. We all love the Michigan History Museum! Our current favorite exhibit is the old school house, since we started Kindergarten this year.

    1. We love to visit the Michigan History Museum and would love another opportunity to check it out!

  2. I shared this fun giveaway with my FB friends. (And I texted a few non-FB friends as well!) Thanks for this generous prize.

  3. I have been wanting to take my niece and nephew there. I think we’ve been once. I used to go there all the time as a kid and now want to pass the tradition to them. I’ve been helping raising them since they were babies.

    1. Michigan Historical Museum is terrific! Great place for all ages to visit. Carl the great pine is deservingly the center of attention

    2. Would love to take my Grandchildren who are hone schooled.this is very educational.I remember taking my kids when they were younger with our boy scouts and girlsscouts.

    1. I didn’t realize there was a museum like this in Michigan! This would be an awesome family experience!

  4. If be thrilled to share an experience like this with my grandkids-so few places are scooter accessible

  5. Our family just relocated to Michigan from New York and I would love to have my girls ages 6 & 8 come see and learn all about the history of Michigan.

    1. I know my almost 5 year old would love to win! He’s been a lifetime Lansing local and some how we’ve failed to take him to the museum! A birthday trip is definitely in order next month.

  6. Lokeysha 9low-kee-shuh) Guy

    Hello, we are whateverschoolers from Flint. Most museums in Michigan we have yet to get to. My three children and i have worked tirelessly to take care of a senile person, feed our community and be ecological stewards whenever possible. This would be another epic happening in our lives that is surely long overdue!

  7. We love to learn about our state. We are always looking for new great experiences to educate our kids about the world around them and the history they come from. I liked the FB page and will share this on both FB and with friends through text who do not have FB. We do group family outings with friends and this is one on the list we just didn’t get time to make it to this past summer.

  8. I have never been here but my family LOVES museums!!! This looks amazing and I can’t wait to go check it out !

  9. I would love to win this because my daughter just went there on a field trip and said that it would be so much fun to go as a family.

  10. I love to lean about gems like this, right in our backyard here in Lansing! We would love to win admission and a goodie basket!!

  11. We have never been to the Michigan History Museum! I would love to take my girls (2 and 5) to help foster a love and interest in history.

  12. We would love to win this. I have taken my oldest but not my younger two. She loved learning about everything but I think she liked the caves the best.

    1. We would LOVE to win this because we have fallen in love with this museum and find something new every time we visit! ❤️❤️❤️

  13. I haven’t been since I was a kid and now that’s I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 it would be great to take my kids!

  14. I have not been here with my girls yet! It looks like a fun place to explore. We wiuld be happy to win a free pass and I would be most excited about the old fashioned games. Lol

  15. I would love to win this for my family because it would be a great learning experience and something new to do! Believe it or not, we have grown up in lansing and have never been here!

  16. Our family has a rich heritage in Michigan including having some ancestors that were part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War time. We love learning about Michigan and all the wonders and history it provides! We would love to win this family pass!

  17. Would love to gift this to a part of the family in the area who would really enjoy this, they love history but have never been to the museum yet!

  18. I’ve loved my visits to the Michigan History Center and would love to introduce my son to it.

  19. I would love to Win and share my love of Michigan with my 3 year old and 9 month old! And I guess my hubby too 😉

  20. The Michigan History Museum is a wonderful place. My child who is not a fan of school, history, or learning in general, always learns something new and loves doing it! This is such a benefit to living in Lansing. Thank you!

  21. My family and I love learning and visiting museums. I recently just learned this museum existed in Lansing and is very close to our home in Mason. We would love to experience this museum for the first time soon.

  22. Hello! I’m a homeschool mom in Lansing. We are hoping to add the history museum to our list of resources this year, so this pass would be exciting for us! I recognized those kiddos in this post 🙂

  23. Trisha Feldpausch

    We would love to visit with our 11 & 2 year olds! We visited as part of a school field trip several years ago, but 1 hour wasn’t enough time to get the full experience. Plus we would love to introduce our 2 year old to Michigan history too. Having the extra prizes would totally make the kids day!

  24. Trisha Feldpausch

    I shared this give away information with a local moms group by sharing the Facebook post within our group.

  25. Would love to share the museum with my grandchildren. Never too young (or old) to enjoy Michigan history.

  26. We have always enjoyed the museum with our children and now want to share it with out grandchildren.

  27. Nicole Wilkinson

    My family and I collect Michigan gear and visit as many museums as possible. It’s one of our favourite things to do as a family. We’d love to win!

  28. We love this museum, but have not been in a couple of years, and would love to take my three kids here! We homeschool, and love teaching our kids history. It is one of their favorite subjects!

  29. We’d love to visit the museum! We are homeschooling 5 children, and it would be a great trip for our studies this year.

  30. I shared this giveaway on my Facebook timeline. I will also try to share it in our homeschool group.

  31. We would love to win because we love learning about the Mitten! We’re from South Carolina and moved her a few years ago and fall more and more in love with this state! I’m a single mom of two and this would be a great way to spend some time together!!!

    1. Second comment – I liked the Michigan History Center on Facebook. Also, we might join you this year at Silver Bells in the City!

  32. I have lived in Michigan my entire life and have never gotten to enjoy your museum. I’d love to visit and bring my grandchildren and show/teach them about all the wonders and history of our great state.

  33. I used to go there every year when I taught fourth grade! Such a fun place, and I’m sure my own kids would love it!

  34. My third grader just went in September and we would love to go back and explore more as she is learning about Michigan history.

  35. It would be the first time we’d have a chance to check out this museum! We’d love the chance to see it and learn!

  36. As a relative newbie to Michigan I’d love to introduce my kids to their new home state in a fun and interactive way!

  37. My kids are 10 & 13 & both love the museum! We have been hoping to go back as a family since both have only been there on school field trips!

  38. We would love to win this prize because we have never been to this museum and it looks like a ton of fun.

    1. First comment – you gave me a great idea for an activity the next time the grandparents come to visit – especially my dad!

  39. We’d love to win this prize, and explore the museum. We love traveling around to different areas with our son, exposing him to different things. This museum looks very interesting.

  40. would love to visit since we are not originally from MI no did we know this place existed. Love to learn new things about this amazing state!

  41. I went there with my son on a field trip but we only had about an hour to spend in there and I would love to take him and his sisters back there.

  42. My family and I just moved to MI from WA. I’d love a chance to take my family and visitors to the museum and learn more about our home state.

  43. Kristina Bruggink

    I would love to win this! As a stay at home mom, I am always looking for new and fun activities to do with my daughter!

  44. My daughter was born here in Michigan and we have not yet explored all that Michigan has to offer. I am Canadian and want my daughter to learn about the history of Michigan where her dad’s side of the family has been here since the 1600’s. It will be exciting for her – she is 6!

  45. I would love to win this trip to the Michigan Historical Museum as two of my grandkids have never been there and l know they will enjoy it!

  46. ❤️ What an amazing opportunity! We would love to win! This is a great place to have fun family time, while learning about all about history!

  47. We moved to Michigan a year ago. We have yet to visit this museum,
    but it’s definitely on our list. So much to do in this state!

  48. I would love to win this to share with my daughter and her family. My son-in-law would especially enjoy it. He is not originally from Michigan and I think he would find it fascinating.

  49. I would love to win this family trip to the museum! We have an exchange student from Spain living with us this year, and it would be great for us to spend a family day there, giving her the opportunity to learn about the history of Michigan while she is here!

  50. We love the museum, my kids and I try to go there often. It is so neat and they always see new things.

  51. I loved going as a kid! I would love to see what has changed and show my family what I loved so much as a kid!

  52. Our school traveled here from Howell, MI and I was so lucky to be a chaperon – I had never been to this treasure in our very own state and only 45 minutes drive away. It would be great to go back and explore some more.

  53. I would love to take my 3 kids to the Michigan History Museum because we have never been before! What a great way to learn about our wonderful State and to meet Carl!

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