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Child in labcoatWelcome to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum,
where there is always something new!

Looking for something fun to do in Kalamazoo? Discover the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Downtown Kalamazoo! With free general admission, families of all ages can spend a day--rain or shine--at our amazing, awe-inspiring, and ever-changing exhibits. Planetarium shows, hands-on crafts, lectures and musical performances round out the offerings.

  1. Art Hop Musical Experience: Jared Knox Band

    Free

    May 6, 2016

    6 p.m. Fri

    Jared Knox has been singing since he was four years old. That's about the time his mother handed him a microphone for the first time in a little church <more>

  2. Art Hop Visual Experience: "Feathership of the Wing" Jewelry Exhibition

    Free

    May 6, 2016

    5:00 p.m. Fri

    LeeLee Joy's jewelry is meticulously handcrafted in her studio in Kalamazoo. Each piece is unique and considered an artistic expression from something <more>

  3. Led Zeppelin Laser Show

    $3/ticket

    May 6, 2016

    8:00 p.m. Fri

    In the Evening, Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Bron-Yu-Aur, Kasnmir, Bonzo’s Montraux/D’yer Mak’er <more>

  4. Gilmore Keyboard Festival Film: Conlon Nancarrow: Virtuoso of the Player Piano

    Free

    May 6, 2016

    12 p.m. Fri

    Conlon Nancarrow won a MacArthur Genius Grant for his amazing compositions for the Player Piano - the only instrument that could perform his rhythmically <more>

  5. Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear

    Free

    February 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

    Museum Hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear is a traveling exhibition developed by the California Science Center, which provides an experiential and holistic <more>

  6. Invaders of Mars

    $3/ticket

    March 19, 2016 - June 17, 2016

    3 p.m. Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

    Orbiting in a spacecraft from Earth, gather information about great chasms, canyons, and volcanoes on Mars. Robotic landers explore the icy caps and experience <more>

  7. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

    Free

    April 23, 2016 - August 21, 2016

    Museum Hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those <more>