by Jill Piwko
Kalamazoo parents and caregivers, we have a number of fun family activities and events going on in the area this weekend. Consider…
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 around Kalamazoo and Portage.
- There are a lot of fun Easter Egg Hunts and places to see the Easter Bunny this weekend! Check out our Easter Egg Hunt Round-up for more details and locations.
Friday-Sunday at the Celebration Cinema in Portage. Check movie theatre for showtimes.
- Featuring FREE family movies for kids 12-under and just $4.00 for adults.
- A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo.
- Explore nature with your child! Interactive nature stations are set up to encourage learning with your child, including time outdoors (weather permitting). No registration is required; just drop in! Children must be age 5 and younger and accompanied by an adult. $2 program fee.
- Admission: Members: FreeAdults: $7, Seniors: $6, Children & Students (4-17) $4,Children 3 & Under: Free Location: All programs begin in the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in downtown Kalamazoo.
- As Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon has always been a source of fascination and wonderment. Moon Mapping and More is new special event celebrating all things lunar on April 19 from 1 to 4 pm.
- The event offers a variety of hands-on, immersive, and visual experiences to broaden visitors’ understanding of the Moon. Begin your lunar journey by visiting the recently-updated Moon Revealed exhibit that features an interactive touchscreen kiosk and a 6-foot model of Earth’s closest neighbor. Then, follow it up with free Hands-On arts and crafts projects, Moon Phase and Rainbow demonstrations, and free videos.
- Our feature showing will be the newly-restored 1902 science fiction film A Trip to the Moon. Can you separate this film’s science from fantasy? Planetarium shows and Challenger space simulations are also available throughout the afternoon for only $3 each.
These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?