Day-by-Day Spring Break Staycation Fun

Staying home for spring break? Good idea! Hearing the phrase, “I’m bored” – not so good!

If your family is choosing to stay-cation this year, our guide offers some affordable ideas for a spring break stay-cation with the kids around Kalamazoo. 

A number of businesses have extended hours and added special events. We’ve outlined over a dozen activities sure to keep kids of all ages active this spring break. 

For even more daily activities, head over and check out our Event Calendar.

Kalamazoo Spring Break Activities for Family Fun

Monday, April 2nd

Flick’s Family Film Festival

Celebration Cinema, 6600 Ring Road, Portage | times vary | 269-324-7469

Kids under 12 will enjoy a free showing of My Little Pony: The Movie. Other patrons to Celebration Cinema will pay just $5 to see the ponies in action. Just a tip from us – if your child likes My Little Pony the T.V. show – they will love the movie!

Five Senses

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 W. Cloverdale Road, Hastings | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM | 269-721-4190

Your children will enjoy some hands-on activities, games and stories. The program is appropriate for kids in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-registration is required and parents must accompany their children.

Western Dance Project at KPL Central Library

Kalamazoo Public Library – Central Library, 315 S Rose St., Kalamazoo | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come enjoy a dance program featuring all types of dance, from contemporary ballet to hip hop performed by Western Dance Project. Family is welcome to accompany their child.

Tuesday, April 3rd

Mark’s Ark: Live Animal Morning Show

Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage | 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Mr. Mark, of Mark’s Ark, will bring a variety of animals for kids of all ages to pet and learn about. This interactive animal show is FREE for all guests.

Lego Challenge with Jess at Otsego District Library

Otsego District Library, 401 Dix Street, Otsego | 2:00 PM

Kids use the library’s Lego collection to compete with their friends to build an ultimate Lego structure. The winner will earn a Lego prize!


Nerf War! At KPL Oshtemo Branch

Kalamazoo Public LIbrary – Oshtemo Branch, 7265 W. Main Street, Kalamazoo | 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Kids in grades K-5 will have fun dodging, diving and running in the ultimate Nerf battle at 2:00 PM. Kids in grades 6-8 will face off at 3:00 PM. Registration is required.

Wednesday, April 4th

Animal Encounters

Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 269-381-1574

Kids will have fun learning about insects through a story, coloring and live animal encounters. This program is geared toward children five-years old and under.

Space Shapes

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, Kalamazoo | 12:00 PM | 269-373-7990

Your kids will love the planetarium show while learning about shapes in the night sky. They will examine the moon, sun, and Earth.

Tween/Teen Monogram Initial

Otsego District Library, 401 Dix Street, Otsego | 4:00 PM | 269-694-9690

Teens and tweens will have fun designing a custom initial. This event is for middle and high school students.


RELATED: A Kalamazoo Spring Break Staycation Guide to Family Fun


Thursday, April 5th

 Blast Into Space with Air Zoo

Kalamazoo District Library – Central Library, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 269-553-7800

Kids in grades 3-5 will investigate the forces place on an astronaut a space mission and explore kinetic energy. Registration is required.

Spring Break Hands-on Happenings

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose St, Kalamazoo | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | 269-373-7990

Every day during spring break kids will enjoy FREE hands-on crafts inspired by unusual story-book characters. Today the focus is Happily Ever After? 

Friday, April 6th

 Chalk Artist and Ventriloquist Rod Snow

Otsego District Library, 401 Dix Street, Otsego | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 269-694-9690

Rod Snow is a full-time, travelling entertainer who will dazzle the audience with his chalk art and ventriloquism. This is fun the whole family will enjoy!

Spring Morning Movies

Kalamazoo 10, 820 Maple Hill Drive, Kalamazoo | 10:00 AM | 269-345-6434

Frequent Movie Goer members will enjoy spring movies free every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Non-members can purchase tickets for $1. This Friday morning the feature film will be The Star.

Kingman Museum

175 Limit Street, Battle Creek | various hours | 269-965-5117

Head over to Battle Break and explore Kingman Museum. Take a walk through Michigan habitats, get an up close look at how the human body works, and see exotic animals and insects of the world. The museum now has FREE admission. Extended spring break hours are Monday through Friday, open from noon – 4:00 PM.



Whatever activities you have planned this spring break, be sure to get our and enjoy the changing weather in Southwest Michigan. Let us know what fun you and your kids have this spring break!