Featured Events

Featured Events

Holiday Makers Market & Ceramics Pop-up Shop

Dec. 3-5, Dec. 8, Dec. 10-12, Dec. 15

Explore and shop a curated market of an eclectic mix of 25+ makers & artists at the first ever Holiday Makers Market at Ella Sharp Museum.

Holiday Candlelight Tour (SOLD OUT)

December 8 & 15 @ 6pm & 7pm

Celebrate the Holiday and traditions during a historical candlelit tour of the Ella Sharp Museum’s grounds. The evening includes a tour of the decorated Hillside Farmhouse.

Toddler Tours: Let it Snow in the Planetarium (SOLD OUT)

December 12 @ 11am & 12pm

It’s never too early to start visiting museums! Join us this holiday season for a showing of “Let It Snow” in the Hurst Planetarium. “Let it Snow” features classic Christmas songs set along 3d animations. This experience includes a hands-on craft and is specially designed for ages 2-5. The program is approximately 45 minutes in duration and is limited to approximately 30 participants.

Planetarium Show: The Sun, Our Living Star

December 12 @ 1pm & 3pm

As we head in to winter, let’s heat up with our stellar, the Sun! It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. This show includes a live night sky tour of the Winter Jackson night sky.

Wings of Winter

December 18-22 @ 1pm

Fly on over to Ella Sharp Museum this December for the return of the Michigan Avian Experience and their amazing birds. This drop-in program is the perfect opportunity to meet some of Michigan’s birds up close and personal.

Winter Break Planetarium Shows: Let It Snow

December 18-22 @ 11:30am & 2:30pm

Ella Sharp Museum and Hurst Planetarium are celebrating the holidays with daily showings of Let It Snow, an animated musical of Christmas and holiday songs for the whole family. Featured music from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, and more! Open to all ages. Includes a night sky tour of the Jackson winter night sky.

Winter Break Extended Hours

December 20-21 and December 27-29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us this winter break, December 18-22, for exciting programs across our campus. The museum is will be open for extended hours during the break: Monday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bonus hours also include December 27-29.

January 4-Week Ceramics Class

Starting in January

Hand-building and throwing classes for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students.

Virtual Night Sky Tours

Date & Time By Request

Experience the night sky from the comfort of your home or back yard! Ella Sharp Museum is offering virtual night sky tours. These tours will show you what’s currently in your night sky, when to look for it, and the easiest ways to observe. This is perfect for at home birthdays or any special occasion. Programming will be personalized for the guest of honor.