Natural Learning

Places that Support Natural Learning in Michigan- Part 3

by Therusticfive-

It’s time to introduce our 3rd place in Michigan that supports natural learning. Natural learning in my opinion is simply learning about things that interest you. 

Meet the  Impression Five Science Center.

Scout practicing her piano skills

Science centers are great places to learn about science through discovery. This makes them perfect for any science lover and even not so science lovers. Children are able to explore the exhibits and learn through hands on fun. The Impression Five has a little something for everyone. 

The Impression 5 is located in Lansing. Check out my Part 2 blog on Potters Park Zoo which is also located in Lansing if you are looking for things to do in the Lansing area. 

This is also a kid friendly hands on museum. They have a ton of cool exhibits that our kiddos just love. Just like the Flint Children’s Museum I wrote about in part 1, they have a rotating exhibit along with their regular exhibits. 

At our last visit, the rotating exhibit was all about prehistoric and fossils.
The regular exhibits are unbelievably fun. At the time of our last visit, they had a piano for music exploration, a tennis ball launcher, a nature exhibit, a light room, building zone, and lots more. They also have a infant/toddler area which our little Scout loved exploring.

Scout exploring the infant toddler room
G exploring the launcher.

Overall, The Impression Five is a great place for kiddos to learn all about science while exploring new passions. It’s hands on and exciting. They offer a wide range of activities for infants and up. 

Next time, you find yourself in the Lansing area be sure to make a stop at Impression Five.

At the time of this writing, we have decided to purchase a membership to Impression Five because it was so much fun. We plan on making lots of visits this year. 

*Just a reminder that memberships are a great way to save money if you plan on attending a certain museum multiple times. It can also help you explore new museums for free or at discounted costs if your museum participates in a traveling program. 

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I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.

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  1. practicalbydefault

    Great list. Even though I am in a different country than you, great reminder to look for this type of center in my area. Thanks!

    12 . 12 . 2016
  2. Jessica Bradshaw (@loveyoumoretoo)

    What a cool idea! I am sure there are some cool places in Dallas too.

    13 . 12 . 2016
  3. Onlygirl4boyz

    What a fun place! You are a great mama and teaching your children through fun trips like this!

    13 . 12 . 2016
  4. Therusticfive

    Awww thanks! ❤️

    13 . 12 . 2016

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