Sloan Museum Flint MI – Review Pics

Sloan Museum Flint MI – Review Pics – Sloan Museum is located in Flint in the Flint Cultural Center which is a campus of art, culture, music and theatre centers.

The Sloan Museum is a square type structure with exhibits all throughout and enclosed courtyards in the center for weddings and campouts. The square layout makes it easy to walk through without missing a thing. The starting point is a travel exhibit that changes periodically and is highly interactive.

The remaining sights at the museum are a collection of Flint and Gennessee County history. I took my kids to the museum and it was a nice afternoon out. I enjoyed seeing all the old items such as a 1950’s toaster and blender, as well as the many occupational stories and inventions. I had fun pointing out to the kids what kind of bassinette a baby slept in back then. As we walked through we also saw the very first Chevette (its VIN is just the number 1), an old fire engine, Easy Bake Oven, a lawn mower, bikes, a miniature lumberjack display and so much more. The entire exhibit incorporated a Van Bolt Gallery, Collecting Flint from A to Z, Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, Native Peoples, Lumber, Carriages, Farm Tools, Victorian, Auto Plants, Carriage to Cars, Sit-Down Strike, Wartime, Recent History, and a Museum Store located in the lobby. Collecting Flint from A to Z will run November 1, 2014 – August 28, 2016 and is a large collection of 26 sets from over the past 200 years that is normally hidden away in museum storage. Each of the alphabetized sets reveals something about the history of Flint and Gennessee County.

SLOAN MUSEUM FLINT MI PICS

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Looking at how far we’ve come and seeing how much we evolved and where it all began was so interesting to me. The kids weren’t as enthralled with how we went from carriages to cars, but were having a great time with all the interactive play. They enjoyed trying out the large front wheeled antique bicycle and the factory worker display that required them to correctly place bolts onto a rim. They also had fun with Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium. Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium is designed for the kids to play old-fashioned style. They can “shop” for food at the grocery store, “cook” in the play kitchen, play old board games, walk through an old vehicle, watch a toy train run along a track up high… If my kids were even younger, I could see spending hours just in the Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium alone. The Sloan Museum keeps kids engaged with these several different play options and educational displays.

Overall, this was a great day out and the trip there was only about 45 minutes from home. The Sloan Museum is a fun-filled experience that gives kids the chance to learn, explore and play.

SLOAN MUSEUM FLINT A TO Z EXHIBIT

The A to Z exhibit at Sloan museum is renovated and loads of fun. The A to Z exhibit is set up with different stations that are each assigned a letter of the alphabet, from A to Z. Visitors will see old items such as large push button cash registers, printing equipment from the Flint journal with individual letter stamps, old guitars and horn instruments, yard sale items like kids toys, wardrobe items from years past, and so much more.

Sloan Museum Flint MI
1221 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503
810-237-3450
www.sloanlongway.org

Sloan Museum Hours
Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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