Sandcastles Children’s Musuem Courtesy Photo

Children can Create, Discover, & Explore at Sandcastles Children's Museum

Current Hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:30am-5pm and Sunday from 12-4pm

A child "shops" while visiting the musuem. | Sandcastle's Children's Museum Courtesy Photo

History of Sandcastles

Sandcastles Children’s Museum has been in operation since 2006, and first began as a “summer sampler museum.” Visitation to the Museum has grown from 1,500 its first year to more than 20,000 annually since 2011. They first occupied a small building on South James Street, then moved to a larger facility four times bigger on West Ludington Avenue. 

Now they have found a permanent home in the former Elks Lodge, at the corner of North Harrison and Ludington Avenue and now have four levels of exhibits. Through donations and many volunteers, the building has been renovated to transform it into a kid-friendly and sought after destination.

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Seasonal Hours

  • Summer hours begin in June and are Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.
  • Fall/Spring Hours begin after Labor Day and are Mondays and Fridays from 9:30am-1pm, Saturdays from 9:30am-3pm, and Sundays from 12-4pm.
  • Winter Hours from February 1st until June are Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30am-1pm, Saturdays from 9:30am-5pm, and Sundays from 12-4pm.

Have your child’s next birthday party at Sandcastles Children’s Museum!

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2024 Membership Options:

Regular Family Membership

$130, includes four children from one family and 1-2 adults to accompany them. Each additional family member is $10. Adults are interchangeable, children are not.

Grandparent Membership

$130, includes two adults and all of their grandchildren. Only four children may be admitted at one time. Children are interchangeable, adults are not.

Just Two

$90, includes one adult and one child. Adult is interchangeable, child is not.

2024 Daily Admission

$9 per person. Children under age 1 are free

Family Membership

$140, includes five children from one family and 1-2 adults to accompany them. Each additional family member is $10. Adults are interchangeable, children are not.

Call or visit Sandcastles during open hours to purchase your membership!

Sandcastles Children’s Museum

129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 233-9326

sandcastleschildrensmuseum.com

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