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.

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.

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.

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.

Tammy Lee Wessel

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Anytime family can have fun in a safe environment learning about people places and having fun together and the music was awesome I like it very much was glad to see so many make it to the festival I liked the kids being able to explore make a car learn about the heart and body and just cool stuff. Thanks Kalamazoo nearing and all that make it possible. Much appreciated by families. ....galsburg Michigan family wessel is just one of them