Weekend Fun for the Kalamazoo Parent – April 20 – 22

Hello sun!

We’ve missed you. This weekend is looking up in terms of the weather and all of the family fun happening around Kalamazoo.  We’ve got everything from Earth Day activities, star gazing, alligators and child safety activities & fun.

As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event.

Top Picks for the Weekend for Family Fun

Statewide Astronomy Night at Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Friday. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will participate in Statewide Astronomy Night (SWAN) from 5 PM to 8 PM. A number of astronomy-related activities for all ages will be presented free of charge.

Planetarium staff will share their knowledge through interactive demonstrations and discussions. Participants will learn about telescopes, make planispheres and moon dials, and see demonstrations on how to view the sun safely.

Astronomy-themed refreshments will be served. A stargazing presentation will be offered in the planetarium at 6 PM and will focus on the spring time sky and its constellations here in southwest Michigan.

 Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Earth Day Celebration, Earth Day 5K, & Raccoon Run

Saturday. Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center for a FREE admission day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and special activities such as rail hiking, Creature Features, Children’s crafts & activities, play on the Nature’s Playground and more! See the full schedule.

Bronson Park Earth Day Celebration

Saturday. Head to Bronson Park from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM and celebrate Mother Nature. The event will include:  live music ∙ food & drinks ∙ vendors ∙ fun activities for families and kids ∙ speakers ∙ educational exhibits & displays.

Alligator Sanctuary Program in Schrier Park

Saturday. Schrier Park is where you’ll want to be at 2 PM to see live reptiles. Mr. “C”, owner and founder of Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, in an hour long program, will be presenting, with live reptiles including American Alligators, lizards, tortoises and a snake. This program will be an engaging and up close experience that all ages will enjoy. Visitors will be allowed to touch and even hold their favorite animal at the conclusion of the presentation.

 

Safe Kids Day at Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center

Sunday. Safe Kids Day is happening from 1 PM – 4 PM at Sherman Lake YMCA. It is a time to celebrate kids, learn to prevent injuries and save lives. FREE fun – open swim, rock climbing, face painting, games are all part of the Annual Interactive Family Health Fair.

Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center Facebook

SEE ALSO: WIN! A Week of Summer Overnight Camp at Sherman Lake YMCATime is running out to enter to win a week of camp at Sherman Lake YMCA!

Finally, looking for a spot to take Fido for a walk? Did you know the Dog Park in Portage (located at South Westnedge Park) is now open for the season?  And, it’s FREE!

See our full Event Calendar here for more weekend fun!

Want to add your family-friendly event to our KZOOkids.com Event Calendar? You can add your event by clicking here.

Friday April 20, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMMSU Science Festival
9:00 AM2018 Reforestation Sale
10:00 AMCircle Time at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
10:00 AMFeel It Fridays at Forever Curious Children's Museum
10:00 AMMusic & Movement: Spring Session at Otsego District Library
10:00 AMSecond Time Around
10:00 AMSpring Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone
10:15 AMPreschool Storytime! at Richland Community Library
10:30 AMCrafty Kids at Ransom District Library
10:30 AMPlay and Learn at the KPL Alma Powell Branch
10:30 AMTune Bugs at South Haven Memorial Library
1:00 PMPinball at the Zoo
3:00 PMHabitat Earth at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
4:00 PMTeen Scene
5:00 PMStatewide Astronomy Night at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
6:00 PMAfter Hours Family Scavenger Challenge
6:00 PMRollerworld Friday Skate

Saturday April 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMMSU Science Festival
8:00 AM2018 Reforestation Sale
9:00 AMEarth Day Celebration, Earth Day 5K, & Raccoon Run
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMPinball at the Zoo
9:00 AMSafe Sitter at Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education
9:00 AMSpring Shred Day
9:30 AMWalk About Talk About Autism 2018
10:00 AMAstronomy Day at Kingman Museum
10:00 AMCar Seat Check Event
10:00 AMEarth Day Celebration at Paw Paw District Library
10:00 AMFamily Drum & Dance at Rootead
10:00 AMKalamazoo Reptile Expo
10:00 AMLEGO's at Antwerp Sunshine Library
10:00 AMMichaels Kids Club- Battle Creek
10:00 AMMichaels Kids Club- Portage
10:00 AMPrincess Party at Three Rivers Public Library
10:00 AMSpring Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
11:00 AMCircle Time at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
11:15 AMKingman Museum Planetarium: The Future is Wild
12:00 PMMagic Show at the American Museum of Magic
1:00 PMBronson Park Earth Day Celebration
1:00 PMCurious Kids Club: Rainbows
1:00 PMSecret of the Cardboard Rocket at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
1:00 PMTree and Flower Planting at Alligator Sanctuary Park
2:00 PMAlligator Sanctuary Program in Schrier Park
2:00 PMFamily Days at Painting with a Twist: Colorful Robot
2:00 PMMommy and Me Painting Class
3:00 PMHabitat Earth at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
4:00 PMFamily Days at Painting with a Twist: Live Laugh Bark
7:00 PMRollerworld Super Saturday Skate

Sunday April 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMMSU Science Festival
12:00 AMSummer Camp Extravaganza & Health Fair
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins at Airway Fun Center
10:00 AMSpring Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone
11:00 AMEarth Day – Free Admission to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
11:15 AMKingman Museum Planetarium: The Future is Wild
1:00 PMSafe Kids Day at Sherman Lake YMCA
2:00 PMCostumed Character Storytime: Pete the Cat at Barnes & Noble- Portage
2:00 PMFamily Days at Painting with a Twist: Autism Love
2:00 PMRollerworld Sunday Family Matinee
2:00 PMSecret of the Cardboard Rocket at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
3:00 PMHabitat Earth at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
3:00 PMKalamazoo Children's Chorus
4:00 PMKalamazoo Junior Symphony Concert

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Robin is a native Michigander and mother of two. She has a keen eye for discovering deals and an honest desire to share local activities and family fun. In addition to enjoying early mornings with strong coffee, she likes hanging outside with her kids, biking and reading.

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