No Velvet Ropes Here: Kid-Friendly Learning Awaits
As a first time parent and transplant to Kalamazoo, I quickly realized my list of family outings was insufficient. After playgrounds, neighborhood walks, and the library, I was out of ideas. Luckily, I joined a moms group who introduced me to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
However, my initial reaction was skeptical (cue images of a bull in a china shop). Aren’t museums quiet places with velvet ropes and fragile displays?
Not this museum.
The KVM is three levels of interactive, learning space. Toss in educational programs such as pre-school circle time, a planetarium, a theater with live performances, special exhibits, and this local gem hits the mark with family-friendly offerings.
Oh, and did we mention the museum is FREE and exhibits change regularly? KVM exhibits offer insights into art, science, or different historical periods.
Best of all, the KVM is loaded with play-based activities and learning tools for all ages.