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.

  • The Great Freeze!
    Saturday, January 9, 2016
    1-4 p.m.
    Make your way through the snow to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for a warmer version of winter! The Great Freeze will include a variety of snow and cold-weather crafts for all ages, from snowmen, snow globes, and a snow gauge to sweater-themed crafts and winter journals. Enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt through the galleries in search of sleds, snowshoes, and other artifacts used in Michigan winters past. The Museum is always warm and cozy, a great place to slip into during our Kalamazoo winter!