Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spring Break at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum offers Numbers On Parade, a humorous and artistic look at math through a variety of crafts, picture books, and interactive exhibits. Plus, enjoy a musical concert of instruments and songs from around the world, theater workshops for children of all abilities, planetarium shows, and three floors of exhibits. Come explore with us!

Drop in daily, April 1-5, for Numbers On Parade, free hands-on craft programs from 1 to 4 p.m. Ten different crafts each day will be inspired by a math-related picture book, which can be read in our ThinkTank.

On Monday, April 1, J. Sheppard’s book the Right Number of Elephants looks at counting how many elephants it takes to pull a train, paint a ceiling, provide shade at the beach, perform a circus, or play cards.

Kathryn Otoshi’s book One is a story about how Red bullies Blue and none of the other colors stops him until 1 takes a stand and shows all the colors how they can count. Join us for a variety of colorful crafts on Tuesday, April 2.

Tara Lazar’s book 7 Ate 9 takes us on a spy mystery adventure of pun proportions. Create a variety of disguises, spy gear, and number-related crafts on Wednesday, April 3.

Discover what gives numbers their shape and value in Kathyrn Otoshi’s book Zero. Zero struggles to see her value until she is able to join the other numbers in their counting games. Enjoy a variety of number-related crafts on Thursday, April 4.

On Friday, April 5, Anthony Browne’s book One Gorilla explores the diversity of primates and what makes each of them unique. Decorate picture frames and create masks and a self-portrait while discovering what makes each of us special.


Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 North Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Cost: Free
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Organization: Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Organizer Phone: (269) 373-7990
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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