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Child in labcoatWelcome to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum,
where there is always something new!

Looking for something fun to do in Kalamazoo? Discover the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Downtown Kalamazoo! With free general admission, families of all ages can spend a day--rain or shine--at our amazing, awe-inspiring, and ever-changing exhibits. Planetarium shows, hands-on crafts, lectures and musical performances round out the offerings.

  1. Tinkering with Toys - People Pretending

    Free

    July 29, 2015

    1-4 p.m. Wed

    Create the props needed to have a royal adventure, put on a play, or be whoever you want to be. Start by decorating a career hat, a beard, and a master <more>

  2. In My Backyard

    $3/ticket

    June 24, 2015 - August 5, 2015

    1 p.m. Wed

    Through story and song, children’s entertainer Fred Penner invites you to his backyard to explore the changes of the seasons, the concepts of day and <more>

  3. Challenger Experience

    $3/ticket

    June 24, 2015 - August 5, 2015

    Noon and 1:30 p.m. Wed

    The Challenger Experience is an opportunity for children and their parents to get a taste of the simulation program offered in the Challenger Learning <more>

  4. Voyage to Mars Mini Mission

    $3/ticket

    June 24, 2015 - August 5, 2015

    3 p.m. Wed

    A mini-mission is an interactive, hands-on simulated space mission in which participants assume the roles and duties of the astronaut crew. Just like <more>

  5. SpacePark 360

    $3/ticket

    June 24, 2015 - August 5, 2015

    2 p.m. Wed

    Travel through an amusement park that spans the Solar System. Computer generated graphics create unique but somewhat familiar rides at each of the <more>

  6. Evidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology

    Free

    February 14, 2015 - August 30, 2015

    Open Museum Hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    Evidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology is a new special exhibit focusing on southwest Michigan's "backyard" archaeology projects, from the greater <more>

  7. Lamps of Atlantis

    $3/ticket

    June 20, 2015 - September 18, 2015

    3 p.m. Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

    Explore how ancient artifacts and astronomical evidence helped archaeologists discover a buried city of the lost Minoan civilization where the volcanic <more>

  8. Mystery of the Missing Moon

    $3/ticket

    June 22, 2015 - September 18, 2015

    11 a.m. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

    Mrs. Finch's class is assigned a two-week project to watch and draw the changing shape and position of the moon in the night sky. On the last night of <more>

  9. Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination

    Free

    June 6, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    Museum Hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ is an educational exhibit that combines the open-ended and inventive play qualities of the timeless TINKERTOY® <more>