Featured Events

Featured Events

Astrophotography Basics Workshop

September 22 @ 8:00pm

Have you every tried to take a picture of the Moon, but you keep getting a bright splotch? Are you interested in taking photos of the planets or the Milky Way galaxy? All of this is within your reach! We will familiarize beginners with observing the Michigan night sky, photographing the night sky with digital cameras, and working with both cameras and telescopes at night.

Explore the Night: Night Hike & Guided Telescope Observing

Select Thursdays in 2021
Next Date: September 23, 2021 @ 6:30pm

Let’s explore and use our night senses! Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars.

Toddler Tour: Wildlife

September 26 @ 11:00am

It’s never too early to start visiting museums! Andy Andrews has been fascinated with wildlife since a young age. Celebrate the 15th Anniversary exhibit by bringing the little ones for a tour of our “Andrews Gallery of Wildlife Art” and accompanying activities and art project. This experience is specially designed for ages 2-5. The program is approximately 45 minutes in duration and is limited to approximately 30 participants.

Fall Ceramics (all fall classes are full)

Fall Ceramic classes begin September 27.

Try something new or continue your creativity during our fall ceramics class. Class options include hand-building and throwing. All levels are welcome!

A Walk Through Jackson’s Past (SOLD OUT)

October 3

Please join us for a guided tour through Jackson’s oldest cemetery, Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. You will hear about some of Jackson’s famous families and their stories including Ella Merriman Sharp, Austin Blair, William Sparks and  families such as Col. Christian Rath, Dr. Ira C. Backus and Lucy Thurman.

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.