Kalamazoo Staycation Guide to Spring Break Activities for Kids: Camps, Open Gyms, Road Trips + Special Events

Spring Break Activities

Kalamazoo Families, Plan Your Spring Break Activities – 2023

When Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, I found myself hoping the woodland creature made a mistake.

And while our winter has been pretty mild this season (minus a holiday blizzard and late ice storm), I don’t see the need to extend it an additional six weeks.

Although we haven’t had much snow, we have missed something very important in our skies: THE SUN. Irrespective of the temperature, a sunny day makes any day brighter for me.

We are hoping for sunshine-filled days in Kalamazoo for spring break in 2023. Find activities, camps, special events and day trips all inside this guide to an awesome staycation in SWMI.

Many area schools start spring break on March 24 and return to school on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Kids playing hoops outside spring break
Free Spring Break Fun at Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

230 North Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tune Up Your Mind & Body at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for Spring Break!

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will offer fun, free activities during Spring Break to support your mind for both children and adults.

Enjoy a performance by Crawlspace Comedy Theater and learn some improv skills.

Children and their caregivers can join Mrs. Melissa for some yoga adventures and learn special breathing techniques to help when life gets rough. There’s also journal making and a variety of calming crafts, plus mindfulness games on all three floors to help make your visit even more meaningful.

Be sure to drop by the new “Mental Health: Mind Matters” exhibit on the third floor. In this interactive exhibit, learn about the misconceptions and stigma that lead to prejudice and understand it is OK to talk about mental health.

Admission is always free! Find schedules and activities on our website.

Spring Break Fun in Wyoming

Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Center

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49509

651 Chicago Dr Holland, MI 49509

Unlimited Wristbands are here for your ultimate Spring Break staycation!

Choose your day: 3/31/23 - 4/9/23
Choose your time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wristband includes:
-Unlimited Attractions: Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster
- Unlimited Trampoline Park
- Plus, the huge buffet with menu items including full salad bar, pasta, pizza, dessert, Pepsi products, coffee and tea!

Spring Break Fun in Auburn Hills

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

4240 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills, MI 48326

With Spring Break just around the corner, the time has come for you to bring your family to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Michigan's ultimate LEGO®-themed playground!

Here, you can inspire their imaginations with educational play. With two rides, a 4D theater, and ten different play zones, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the perfect place to visit when you and your family need a quick escape or want to get away on a rainy day.

Spring Break Fun in Auburn Hills

SEA LIFE Aquarium

4316 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills, MI 48326

'Spring' into fun when you visit SEA LIFE, Michigan's largest aquarium for Spring Break.

Get up close and personal with some of your favorite deep-sea creatures including sharks, stingrays and sea turtles!

Experience what it's like to touch a sea star or anemone at the Touchpool, then walk through Michigan's only 180-degree ocean tunnel!

Get ready to be amazed this Spring as you discover the stories of the oceans' most fascinating creatures at SEA LIFE!

Spring Break Fun in Auburn Hills

Peppa Pig World of Play

4362 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Peppa Pig World of Play is the perfect Spring Break destination for families with young children!

You and your little piggies will enjoy exploring more than a dozen free-roaming play areas, all lovingly inspired by the cherished TV series. This indoor attraction is perfect for children ages 1-year-old to 8-years-old.

You'll explore 14 oink-tastic play areas: Peppa's Treehouse, Rebecca Rabbit's Underground Adventure, George's Fort, Granddad Dog's Garage, Madame Gazelle's School, and more!

Spring Break Fun in Portage

Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center

6151 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002

Come explore Michigan’s premiere aerospace and science center this spring break!

With more than 200,000 square-feet, this Smithsonian-affiliated center features hundreds of air and spacecraft, dozens of multi-sensory exhibits, hands-on learning stations, rides, theater, and active restoration center – there’s something for everyone to explore.

Young engineers will enjoy building structures and getting hands-on in the Kids Room. Make sure to visit both buildings to explore trainer cockpits, rocket launching, stealth aircraft and so much more.

Admission: Ages 4 and under FREE; Ages 5-18 $14.95; Adults $15.95; Seniors $12.95
- Discounts for Military, Fire & Police, and families receiving SNAP benefits -

Spring Break Fun in Allegan

Allegan Event

439 River St Allegan, MI 49010

Conveniently located 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Holland, Allegan Event is Michigan's largest indoor ropes course and offers endless adventurous activities for families and guests of all ages to explore.

Attractions into heart-pumping bi-level Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, a smaller Sky Tykes® course for little children, and Clip ' Climb® walls.

Stop by the arcade for more fun and games, then refuel in the beverage area.

Spring Break Fun in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre - Academy of Theatre Arts

329 S Park St Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Spring Break Camps at Kalamazoo Civic Theatre are full of opportunity and wonder as young theatre enthusiasts go on adventures, build confidence, creatively explore, and make new friends.

The week ends with a performance on stage in the Civic Auditorium.

Preschool - 1st Grade: Bada Bing - It's Spring
2nd & 3rd Grade: Bugz
4th - 9th Grade: Gotta Be Jazz

Early drop off/late pick up options available. Financial assistance is available.

Spring Break Fun in Portage

Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center

7255 S Sprinkle Rd Portage, MI 49002

If your family has spring fever, head to Jungle Joe's and check out the adventure golf course, built in 2020 - it's pretty much brand new!

If it gets too hot outside, Jungle Joe's has plenty of fun on the inside too.

Come check us out - your family won't regret it.

Spring Break Fun in Kalamazoo

Revel & Roll West

4500 Stadium Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Revel & Roll West's wide range of activities makes it the best place to spend a fun-filled day on Spring Break!

Spring Break Hours (March 27th - April 9th):
Monday - Friday 11:00AM - Midnight
Saturday: 10:00AM - Midnight
Sunday: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Looking for all the fun in one place? Revel & Roll West has the perfect package for you. Our Triple Play Package offers 1 game of Laser Tag, 1 game of Virtual Reality and 1 hour of unlimited arcade for $29.99!

Spring Break Camps

Local spots are gearing up for some engaging and fun camps during spring break. Many offer extended childcare hours and financial assistance.

Registration for these camps is required; be sure to sign up soon to secure your spot.

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Mar 28 – Mar 30, 2023
PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE

Explore science-based day camps at the Air Zoo, with each day featuring a different topic or theme.

Full Blast

35 Hamblin Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Mar 27 – 31, 2023
AGES: 5 – 12 YEARS

Spring Break Camp is a day style camp complete with sports, games, park visits and field trips. Children must pack a cold lunch each day.

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

329 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Mar 27-31, 2023
PRESCHOOL – 9TH GRADE

Campers will learn acting, singing and dancing at The Civic. Camp concludes with a performance on March 31.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2023
1ST – 5TH GRADE

Spend Spring Break with the KIA; sessions are offered in both half day and full day sessions for grades 1-5.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2023
PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE

Enjoy themed, age-appropriate stories, art, games, activities, journaling, observation, and hikes at KNC. Half day camps for ages 4-5; full day for grades 1-5.

Kzoo Parks

251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2023
1ST – 7TH GRADE

Kalamazoo Parks invites kids in grades 1 -7 to a Spring Break Field Trip Fest with trips to water parks, arcade games, chocolate factory tour, and more! Camp runs from 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM. Early drop off is available for an additional fee.

Spring Break Driving Route: Free Activities in Kalamazoo

Try these spots in Kalamazoo to explore during break. Bonus: they’re all free!

Spring Break Events & Open Play Times

Need a bit more flexibility in your schedule? Try these open play times and other special events:

Take Home Projects & Art Kits

Let your creativity soar at home with projects from local shops.

Art Bayou
3306 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
POTTERY KITS

Shop online to select your pottery kit to go from Art Bayou; curbside pickup is available.

Kalamazoo Pottery Painting
Colors & Cocktails
240 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
ART KITS

Find oodles of DIY art kits and art supplies at Colors & Cocktails. Kits include embroidery, string art, puzzles, painting and more.

Art Kits Kalamazoo
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FUSED GLASS KITS

Browse Glass Art’s take home kits with fused glass including sun catchers and glass magnets. No experience is required!
Kalamazoo Candle Company
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6800 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002 ·
CANDLE KITS

Drop in and make sand candles at one of their local shops.

Kalamazoo Candle Company
Michaels
12765 Harper Village Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014
6601 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
SENSORY KITS

The craft store is selling pre-made sensory bins in different themes, including ice cream, dinosaurs or outer space.
The Salty Owl Studio
315 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
ART KITS

The Salty Owl has a wide variety of creative kits, including cross stitch, soap making, felting and macrame.

Looking for a Mini Getaway? 10 Day Trip Ideas

With drives under two hours, these spring break travel suggestions for families will guarantee a stellar adventure, without all the luggage.

1 Soak in the beauty of butterflies at the Frederick Meijer Gardens Butterflies are Blooming exhibit in Grand Rapids.

Meijer Gardens Butterflies

2 Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The Power of Poison exhibit is a popular choice.

3 Head east to Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills to visit with Peppa Pig, Legoland, and SeaLife Aquarium.

4 • Visit the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Some of our favorites include Slows Bar-B-Q, Madcap Coffee, and Love’s Ice Cream.

5 • Play with animals at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. The zoo is open 364 days/year and very affordable. November through March, kids 3-12 years old are only $4 for admission (under 3 are free). Adults are $5 each.

Potter Park Zoo

6 • Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes into the chilly Lake Michigan water

7 • Snuggle some farm animals at the Critter Barn in Holland. They are open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

8 • Explore Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. Tip: Be sure to bring extra clothes in case your kiddos get wet playing in the water stations.

9 • Head west and visit St. Joe: ride the carousel, visit the museums or explore the Sarrett Nature Center.

10 • Visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. While in town, we always suggest a stop at the famous Zingerman’s Deli.

Ann Arbor Children's Museum

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