Dinosaurs are here at the Museum this Summer! We will have it all, from exhibits and talks to hands-on programs.

Triceratops with text Dinosaurs.
Child in labcoatWelcome to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum,
where there is always something new!

Looking for something fun to do in Kalamazoo? Discover the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Downtown Kalamazoo! With free general admission, families of all ages can spend a day--rain or shine--at our amazing, awe-inspiring, and ever-changing exhibits. Planetarium shows, hands-on crafts, lectures and musical performances round out the offerings.

  1. Eclipse 2017

    Free

    August 21, 2017

    11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mon

    See a simulation of the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, and view how the motions of Earth and the Moon cause solar and lunar eclipses. Review <more>

  2. Great American Eclipse

    Free

    August 21, 2017

    11:30 am Mon

    It’s not often that people can see a solar eclipse in Michigan. On August 21st, the sun’s light will be blocked by the moon, allowing most people <more>

  3. Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

    $3/person

    July 5, 2017 - September 1, 2017

    11 a.m. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

    Did a space rock six miles-wide really slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living plants and animals, including <more>

  4. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

    Free

    May 27, 2017 - September 4, 2017

    Museum hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American <more>

  5. Dinosaurs at Dusk

    $3/ticket

    June 17, 2017 - September 10, 2017

    3 p.m. Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

    Propel yourself back through time to explore an Earth teeming with the feathered dinosaurs that are likely the ancestors of modern-day birds. Join <more>

  6. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice & Dinosaur Discover

    Free

    June 17, 2017 - September 17, 2017

    Museum hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    Crossing the threshold of this exhibit means traveling back in time to explore the age of the dinosaurs in Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice! As visitors <more>

  7. Children's Landscape closed for construction

    June 9, 2017 - October 31, 2017

    All Day Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    During the installation of the science gallery, Children's Landscape will be closed. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please enjoy <more>