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Lakeside at MAM: Your New Summer Hangout

Thursday–Sunday, June 17–September 5

Come to the Museum’s east lawn for Lakeside at MAM. Grab a seat, find a table, or bring your own picnic blanket—and relax with family and friends outdoors throughout the summer. Visitors of all ages are invited to create art, catch live programming, and enjoy refreshments in this space where the Museum hugs Lake Michigan. Weather permitting, Lakeside at MAM will be open with free admission during Museum hours.

Check back for new details throughout the summer, and follow our social media channels for updates. Drop-in art making and scheduled programming will take a break on July 1–4, July 24–25, and Aug 7–8.


Art Making

Join in kids’ art activities outdoors! Drop by the Kohl’s Art Studio tents between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Painting, drawing, and more will be free to enjoy.

Food and Drink

Leave your picnic provisions to us! Purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen fresh fruit pops from the snack cart on the lawn. Or choose from fresh items on the menu at the East End eatery, where indoor and patio seating are available.

Upcoming Events

Connect in person with music, movement, and so much more. Check back for more information throughout the summer; new dates and times are added regularly.


Lakeside at MAM is made possible by support from:

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