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 Annette Hoppenworth at ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, or call (269) 373-7955 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.

  • Chemistry Day
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Get ready to rock out chemistry style! This year’s National Chemistry Week theme is “Chemistry Rocks!” Celebrate the 31st anniversary of Chemistry Day at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, co-sponsored by the Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society. Yearly favorites plus a variety of rock, mineral, and crystal demonstrations will be available for families of all ages. Admission to the Museum and this program is free.

  • Make an Eerie Sound!
    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Create a variety of instruments that will send chills up your spine. Free Halloween-themed planetarium shows happen every half-hour!

  • Share the Love
    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    12-4 p.m.
    Free
    Follow the Holiday Parade back to the Museum and create gifts for friends and loved ones.