Friday, March 12, 2010

Family Fun at MSU

How often are you and your family on the MSU campus? Do you experience MSU in the same way that NYC residents typically experience the Statue of Liberty . . . it’s nice to know it’s there, but you haven’t taken advantage of what’s available?

If so, this post is for you!

MSU has a wide variety of activities for families. For example, kids can tour MSU Farms and pet baby animals during Small Animal Days. The Junior Spartan Club provides free admission to selected sporting events and a variety of special perks. The 4-H Children’s Garden has an interactive butterfly exhibit each year . . .

Intrigued? These activities—and many others—are included in a booklet available for browsing or free download at the MSU website. (Limited info about regional activities is also included.) In addition, you might want to check out the Spartan Youth Programs website, which includes a variety of MSU educational programs for children.

Finally, did you know that MSU’s Grandparents University offers courses every June? For three days, your 8-12 year-olds and their grandparents can take kid-themed courses and stay overnight in an MSU dorm. Our family hasn’t participated, but we have friends who rave about the program. Signup usually takes place in early December, and popular classes fill almost immediately. But it wouldn't hurt to check even now!

What MSU fun have you had?



  1. Ooo! Ooo! Don't forget the Dairy store!
    Gotta love that place. *grin*


  2. Agreed! The Dairy Store is a great addition to just about any MSU outing. Hmmmm….a bike ride along the river, followed by a ice cream cone sounds like a great Saturday morning activity for my family.

  3. No need to wait for the Small Animal or Vet a Visit Day. You can visit the farms any day of the week. There are many baby animals already this year. We have been doing weekly trips to the Dairy Farm and recently went to the Sheep Farm as well.

    Now to check out that program.