Dinosaurs are coming back to the Museum this Summer! We will have it all, from exhibits and talks to hands-on programs.

T-rex breaking through the page with text Dinosaurs, land of fire and ice
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. Moving UniVERSE: Youth Poetry Animation Project

    Free

    April 29, 2017

    11 a.m. Sat

    This collaboration between Read and Write Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Center for New Media is a celebration of poetry and animation <more>

  2. Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra reads Marvin Makes Music

    Free

    April 29, 2017

    11:00 am Sat

    Join Kalamazoo Symphony educator as they read Marvin Makes Music by Marvin Hamlisch. <more>

  3. Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The People’s Composer: Photographs by Len Prince

    Free

    April 15, 2017 - May 14, 2017

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

    In partnership with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, a photographic journey of the life and work of composer Marvin Hamlisch will be on exhibit. <more>

  4. And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations

    Free

    January 21, 2017 - June 4, 2017

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

    And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations features works of superb artistry that draw on the enduring American tradition of narrative <more>

  5. Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here

    $3/person

    March 18, 2017 - June 10, 2017

    4 p.m. Sat

    Following the success of "Dark Side of the Moon" and the demands placed on Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here" speaks to the absence of Syd Barrett, a <more>

  6. The Little Star that Could

    $3/ticket

    March 18, 2017 - June 10, 2017

    1 p.m. Sat

    Within a cloud of interstellar gas, a condensation forms and warms up until the little star is born. As the little star looks around, he sees a sky <more>

  7. MI Spring Skies

    $3/ticket

    March 18, 2017 - June 10, 2017

    2 p.m. Sat

    The night sky above your backyard is a wondrous place, where bright stars, constellations, planets, and passes of the International Space Station can <more>

  8. Journey to space

    $3/person

    April 17, 2017 - June 16, 2017

    3:00 p.m. Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

    Man has an inherent need to explore what lies beyond the next horizon. This drive combined with emerging technologies from sailing ships, air travel <more>