“Full STEAM Ahead” Free Family Discovery Day

When:  Thursday, December 28

Time:  12pm – 2pm

(planetarium shows at 12:30pm and 2pm)

Where:  The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

Topic:  CSI - Besser Museum Edition


A completely different crime scene than the December 9th event!

Have you always wanted to be a detective? A scientist? Here’s your chance to learn what it’s like to be a forensic scientist! Study your own fingerprints, learn about casting footprints, and solve the “whodunit” in our mock crime scene. 


In partnership with Alpena Community College, Alpena County Sheriff’s Department, Alpena Police Department, Michigan State Police Crime Lab, & Starbase. 


2 free planetarium shows will also be offered.

Cost: FREE, sponsored by Alpena County Youth and Recreation Grant


What it's all about:

Besser Museum’s “Full STEAM Ahead” Free Family Discovery Days are funded through a 2017 Alpena County Youth and Recreation grant.

The Besser Museum’s educational outreach department has developed six different educational programs themed to highlight Alpena’s community and heritage. The six Free Family Discovery Days will be based on the elements of STEAM (science and technology interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements). 

Through the utilization of the new digital dome planetarium theater and collaboration between museum staff, volunteers, and community partners, the whole family will enjoy participating in the “Full STEAM Ahead” hands-on learning activities. 

The “Full STEAM Ahead” Free Family Discovery Programs will take place on September 9th, October 14th, November 4th, November 15th, December 9th, and December 28th. More information is available at www.bessermuseum.org.

FREE Family


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707