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. IBEX: Interstellar Boundary Explorer


    May 28, 2018

    4:00 pm Sun, Mon

    Grade 8 and up
    27 minutes

    Join two teenagers as they discuss our solar system, the influence of the Sun, the motion of galaxies, and the <more>

  2. Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket


    May 28, 2018

    2 p.m. Mon

    Grades K and up
    40 minutes

    Join in the story of two children who build a rocket out of a cardboard box and take a fantastical voyage through <more>

  3. Memorial Day


    May 28, 2018

    1 - 5 p.m Mon, Thur

    The hat belonged to Smith Carlton, who was the last surviving Civil War solider from Kalamazoo County, He was 96 years old when he passed away in 1943 <more>

  4. Habitat Earth


    April 2, 2018 - June 15, 2018

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

    Grades 4 and up
    25 minutes

    Discover what it means to live in today's connected world with Habitat Earth, an award-winning film from the <more>

  5. Kalamazoo A-Z


    April 28, 2018 - August 26, 2018

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

    Dive into some of the KVM’s rarely-seen collections as the story of Kalamazoo unfolds one letter at a time. Kalamazoo A – Z features artifacts <more>

  6. Cats & Dogs


    May 16, 2018 - September 9, 2018

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

    Cats and dogs have lived alongside us for 15,000+ years, and during that time, they have had many different roles in our world. In the exhibit Cats <more>