Kalamazoo Valley Museum

230 North Rose Street

There's always something happening for you at the Museum, whether you're a preschooler, a big kid, or grown up. Come by yourself or in groups. Programs for kids and families are hands-on, sometimes featuring a special performer. Preschool circle time programs are offered Monday through Saturday in Children's Landscape.

Adults will find lots to interest them in our Sunday Series lectures, Saturday night film series, concerts, and other discussions and lecture programs. Special activities abound for Scouts, churches, home schools and other groups wanting a focused experience. Many programs are free; check individual listings to find out more.


Matthew Goldsmith

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

My daughter and I had great time learning from the exhibits here. Great experience and it was free to get in. There are hands-on demos and plenty to read about. The cultural history of Kalamazoo is always a great exhibit to walk through. I would definitely recommend the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for anyone looking for a fun trip for younger children.

Matthew Salas

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Free general entrance, which covers a lot of the museum. A good place to have a free adventure. Polite and helpful staff, if needed. Multiple levels of educational experiences that change throughout the year. I haven't experienced any of the paid exhibits. Clean and relevant.

Bay Bati

Monday, April 10, 2017

Local history and science presented in ways appealing to all ages. Check ahead for planetarium show times. Traveling exhibits are usually stellar, too. And it's free. They have a lot of special hands on days to correspond with days off from school.

John Tremblay

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great place for a family with young kids. Some exhibits are geared towards older people but mostly it's a place for kid's to learn.

Smitten Kitten

Friday, March 31, 2017

We go to the museum often. With free admission and tons of hands on exhibits you can't get much better. The staff is great and very friendly. The only downside is they dont have a gift shop or a cafe.