Your April Guide to Fun and Affordable Around Kalamazoo
The sweet melody of birds chirping, the warmth of the sun shining (hopefully) on your face, and daffodils poking through the muddy ground all signal one thing – SPRING!
April kicks off with a bang – Easter on April 1st and spring break the first week. Families will enjoy many free springtime activities with their kids in Kalamazoo.
So, it’s an order – take a break from spring cleaning and enjoy these 14 events with your kids this April!
Free April Fun for Kids in Kalamazoo – 2018
Monday, April 2nd
Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM | 269-561-8494
Every day during the week of spring break, Forever Curious Children’s Museum will host special events for kids. The special days include: Messy Monday, Art Tuesday, Wild Wednesday, Theater Thursday, Family Fun Friday, and Science Saturday. The activities are free with admission into the museum ($5 per person).
Tuesday, April 3rd
Tween/Teen Movie Day
Otsego Public Library, 401 Dix Street, Otsego |4:00 PM | 269-694-9690
Tweens and teens will enjoy a free movie, popcorn and refreshments at the Otsego Public LIbrary. This event is for all middle and high school aged students.
Friday, April 6th
Air Zoo – Mobile Planetarium
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, 188 E Michigan, Galesburg |1:00 PM and 2:15 PM| 269-665-7839
The Air Zoo will help you end spring break on a high note! Two free planetarium shows will take place at the Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library. The event is family-friendly.
Saturday, April 7th
Michael’s, 6601 S Westnedge Ave | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For just $2, your child can make a windsock while you shop! The event is for kids ages three and up. There are other Michael’s Kids days throughout the month : April 14- Tissue Paper Mache, April 21- Earth Day Themed Crafts, April 28- Spring Showers Art. Parents must remain in the store while the kids complete the craft.
Tuesday, April 10th
Tinkergarten Trial Class
Stanley Johnston Park, Dyckman & Park Avenue, South Haven |10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 413-397-2800
Kids ages 18 months – five years will explore nature and learn through play alongside their parent. Older/younger siblings are welcome to attend. Families must register and the event is FREE.
Friday, April 13th
Rollerworld Friday Skate
Rollerworld, 7461 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, |6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | 269-375-4609
Lace up your skates and get ready for some family fun! Admission is $8.50 and skate rental is $3-$5 if you do not bring your own skates. Music played at this event will come from the Billboard Top 40 and appropriate for kids ages 6-13. Scouts get in free.
Saturday, April 14th
Build a CD Hovercraft
Richland Community LIbrary, 8951 Park St, Richland |10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 269-629-9085
Will your child’s hovercraft travel by land or by water? It’s up the child to decide during this FREE event. Participants must register prior to attending.
Wednesday, April 18th
Sky Zone, 5103 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM |269-459-9243
Every Wednesday, homeschooled kids can have a blast jumping, hopping and flying around Sky Zone! This healthy fun is just $9.99 for 60 minutes of jump time. Remember to bring your Sky Socks!
Thursday, April 19th
The Great Piggy Bank Exhibit
Kalamazoo Public Library – Eastwood Branch, 1112 Gayle Ave, Kalamazoo |4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 269 553-7810
Kids in grades K-5th can celebrate Money Smart Week with this free event. Kids will create outrageous piggy banks. Banks will be shown off on the KPL’s virtual Great Piggy Bank Exhibit.
Friday, April 20th
Otsego Public Library, 401 Dix Street, Otsego | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 269-694-9690
Teens gather at Otsego Public Library to play Xbox and Wii games, watch movies, play tabletop games, and make memories!
After Hours Family Scavenger Challenge
Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | 269-329-4544
Join in for an after hours scavenger challenge in the library! Enjoy friendly competition then share a snack to enjoy the results of all the fun. Registration required.
Saturday, April 21st
Bronson Park Earth Day Celebration
200 W South Street, Kalamazoo | 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM | 269-547-8359
Families will enjoy a day of live music, food and drinks, vendors, fun activities, speakers, educational exhibits and displays.
Photo: Kalamazoo Earth Day Festival Facebook
Sunday, April 22nd
Free Admission to W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | 269-671-2510
Families are invited to visit the bird sanctuary free of admission change in honor of Earth Day. Bring a friend and celebrate the planet Earth!
Saturday, April 28th
Middle School Night Out
YMCA Maple Branch, 1001 W Maple St, Kalamazoo | 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM | 269-345-9622
Kids in grades 6-8 will have fun after hours at the YMCA. Activities include basketball tournaments, volleyball games, tennis, swimming, Wii dancing, dodgeball and more! Cost $10