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.

  • Chemistry Day
    October 8, 2016
    12-4 p.m.
    Area chemists come together to explore and solve mysteries through chemistry. Join us for experiments, demonstrations, hands-on activities, the chemistry of fibers and forensics, and your yearly favorites.

  • Safe Halloween: Haunted Houses
    October 29, 2016
    12-4 p.m.
    Create a variety of items you would find in a haunted house, from cobwebs to dishes, brooms, and lanterns. Design ghosts, assemble bats, tombstones, and so much more!

  • "Home" Made Gifts
    November 12, 2016
    12-4 p.m.
    Follow the Holiday Parade to the Museum to create gifts made from materials found in homes. Design from nature, building structures, and a wide variety of raw materials to create gifts for your love ones. Celebrate and prepare for the holidays at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.