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. Innovation Lab: Water Table


    August 19, 2018

    1-4 p.m. Sun

    Visitors design and build various ships that can carry weight. The boats are placed in the water table to see if they will sink or float. <more>

  2. 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>

  3. Perfect Little Planet


    June 17, 2018 - September 9, 2018

    2 p.m. Sun

    Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect <more>

  4. Journey to Space


    June 23, 2018 - September 9, 2018

    3:00 p.m. Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

    Man has an inherent need to explore what lies beyond the next horizon. This drive combined with emerging technologies from sailing ships, air travel <more>

  5. SEEING!


    August 19, 2018 - September 9, 2018

    4 p.m. Sun

    SEEING! follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. Viewers learn the structures of the eye and their <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>