by Jill Piwko

Kalamazoo parents and caregivers, we have a number of fun family activities and events going on in the area this weekend. Consider…


Easter Egg Hunts Galore

Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 around Kalamazoo and Portage.

  • There are a lot of fun Easter Egg Hunts and places to see the Easter Bunny this weekend! Check out our Easter Egg Hunt Round-up for more details and locations.

Flick’s Family Film Festival – How To Train Your Dragon

Friday-Sunday at the Celebration Cinema in Portage. Check movie theatre for showtimes.

  • Featuring FREE family movies for kids 12-under and just $4.00 for adults.
  • A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.


Small Wonders: Fantastic Flowers

Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo.

  • Explore nature with your child! Interactive nature stations are set up to encourage learning with your child, including time outdoors (weather permitting). No registration is required; just drop in! Children must be age 5 and younger and accompanied by an adult. $2 program fee.
  • Admission: Members: FreeAdults: $7, Seniors: $6, Children & Students (4-17) $4,Children 3 & Under: Free Location: All programs begin in the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted.

Moon Mapping and More

Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in downtown Kalamazoo. 

  • As Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon has always been a source of fascination and wonderment. Moon Mapping and More is new special event celebrating all things lunar on April 19 from 1 to 4 pm.
  • The event offers a variety of hands-on, immersive, and visual experiences to broaden visitors’ understanding of the Moon. Begin your lunar journey by visiting the recently-updated Moon Revealed exhibit that features an interactive touchscreen kiosk and a 6-foot model of Earth’s closest neighbor. Then, follow it up with free Hands-On arts and crafts projects, Moon Phase and Rainbow demonstrations, and free videos.
  • Our feature showing will be the newly-restored 1902 science fiction film A Trip to the Moon. Can you separate this film’s science from fantasy? Planetarium shows and Challenger space simulations are also available throughout the afternoon for only $3 each.

These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?


By | 2014-04-17T09:30:31+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks For The Kalamazoo Parent – April 18, 2014

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Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.