Hands-on Happenings

Children at the museum
Hands-on Happenings


Our hands-on programs are designed for children ages 5-12 and their families. Hands-on activities highlight different parts of the Museum's permanent and temporary exhibits and collections. Participants will make arts and crafts to take home and see demonstrations or performances where noted. Annual favorites include Safe Halloween, Chemistry Day and Festival of Health. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.

Contact Annette Hoppenworth at ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, or call (269) 373-7955 to find out how you can become a Museum volunteer. Volunteers are recruited throughout the year.   All volunteers are required to fill out a background check.

  • Chemistry Day
    October 13, 2018
    12-4 p.m.
    Area chemists come together to explore "Chemistry in Outer Space!"

  • Ghoulish Transportation
    October 27, 2018
    12-4 p.m.
    Transportation arts and crafts with a Halloween spin Planetarium shows alternate evey half hour from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Nightwalk & This is Halloween, Ghostbuster & Monster Mash.

  • Recycled Gifts
    November 10, 2018
    12-4 p.m.
    Follow the holiday parade to the Museum and design your won creations from recycled materials and crafts.

  • Arts and Tech Talk
    December 5, 2018
    1 p.m.
    Students from Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Center for New Media will share their portfolio work and their multimedia creations related to paper airplanes.