Image of Children's Landscape showing a structure that resembles the museum's exterior. There is a grandmother with a grandchild playing at a table on the left.

Burton Henry Upjohn Children's Landscape is a self-directed play area designed to promote parent and child interaction in an educational environment. The hands-on exhibits and classroom programs are filled with age-appropriate interactives for children ages 2-5 years old. All hands-on activities and teacher-led programs are free of charge and themes change bi-monthly. Children older than five may participate only if accompanying a preschool buddy, with the expectation that their play be appropriate to preschool surroundings.

Children's Landscape hours are:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday and holidays: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Circle Time Programs
Monday through Friday at 10:00 am and on Saturdays at 11:00 am.
These literacy-based 20 minute programs are free of charge to families and preschool groups. Programs are designed for preschool children ages 3-5. Groups are encouraged to pre-register for all programs.

Monthly Themes
Life in Michigan
Explore Michigan - from the wild life, to the lakes, streams, and forests.

Numbers and Counting
Count toys, clocks, measuring tools, and puzzles will help you learn your numbers.

Read All About It
Puppets, puzzles, and toys will all be matched to a picture book for creative play.

Sports and More
Individual and team sports will be explored through books, games, and more.

Monsters Gone Wild