Featured Events

Featured Events

My Sky

February 15 – May 17, 2020
Located in the Museum Galleries

My Sky is an exhibit about the universe. But it is also about each of us, and how the sky above impacts our lives here on Earth. The sky is, after all, universal. My Sky invites children and adults to explore the Sun, the Moon and the stars together in an immersive, inviting environment. Families are encouraged to “look up” not only when they visit the exhibit, but also in their everyday lives. And My Sky gives families the chance to practice science skills like observing, communicating, noticing patterns, predicting, imagining and more — science skills that are fundamental to astronomy, and skills that scientists and engineers use every day.

Ella’s Explorers


April 11 – May 2, 2020
Saturdays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in the Museum Galleries

Ella’s Explorers is back for the 2020 season! This drop-in program is designed for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join us each Saturday from 1-4p for out of this world activities and experiences to coincide with the “My Sky” exhibit. Recommended for ages 7-11.

POSTPONING: Spring Ceramics

Tentative Date Coming Soon (8 Weeks)
Instructor: Romelle Frey

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Art, Beer, and Wine Festival

Saturday, June 13, 2020
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Art, Beer, & Wine Festival, the museum’s signature event, showcases the many talented artists, musicians, wineries, breweries and local businesses available here in Michigan. Every year, the museum hosts over 40 local wineries / breweries / cider mills / distilleries, 50+ artists, 15 food vendors, and nearly 6,000 guests! Festival goers enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum’s historic Hillside Farm Lane. All proceeds from the festival (including bottle wine and beer sales) benefit Museum programming.