Hands-on Happenings

Children at the museum
Hands-on Happenings


Our hands-on programs are designed for children ages 5-12 and their families. Hands-on activities highlight different parts of the Museum's permanent and temporary exhibits and collections. Participants will make arts and crafts to take home and see demonstrations or performances where noted. Annual favorites include Safe Halloween, Chemistry Day and Festival of Health. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.

Contact Lindsay Baker at lbaker@kvcc.edu, or call (269) 373-7987 to find out how you can become a Museum volunteer. Volunteers are recruited throughout the year.   All volunteers are required to fill out a background check.

  • Check Out My Museum!
    Wednesday, June 29-August 10, 2016
    1-4 pm.
    The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates 20 years as a community museum. Join us each week as Museum staff share secrets about their favorite exhibits. Participate in a weekly LEGO® exhibit challenge and see your creation on display.

    Download flyer with all of our summer programs.
    PROGRAM CHANGE: There will be no Challenger missions on August 10.

  • Getting Down to the Core of What We Do
    July 27
    Objects of history tell our story.
  • All Wrapped Up
    August 3
    Kalamazoo's mummy is featured in today's program.
  • Grow with Us
    August 10
    Explore museum-related themes in a educational environment for children and their caregivers.