Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo Valley Museum The Kalamazoo Valley Museum features exhibits on science, technology and the history of Southwest Michigan. Free general admission.

In December 2017, Barbara A. Havlik of Kalamazoo donated a collection of items that tell her story as a member of the LG...
06/05/2019

In December 2017, Barbara A. Havlik of Kalamazoo donated a collection of items that tell her story as a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community. Barbara’s collection allows the Museum to tell a story that it has not been able to tell before, and it helps us strive to meet our mission of collecting and exhibiting items that tells an inclusive story of our community. The Museum is honored that Barbara chose to share her story and these objects with the Museum. By doing so, she shares them with the Kalamazoo community, now and long into the future.

Barbara estimates it took her nearly 200 hours to complete this hand-stitched labor of love in 1999. The rainbow is the symbol of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) pride, as it expresses diversity, beauty, and joy.

We're back at the Kalamazoo Growlers for another STEM day. If you're at the game, stop by and learn about the science of...
06/04/2019

We're back at the Kalamazoo Growlers for another STEM day. If you're at the game, stop by and learn about the science of bubbles.

Talons Out Honor Flight
06/03/2019

Talons Out Honor Flight

Help us celebrate!!

WWII Navy Veteran John DiMartino turns 100 years young on June 24, 2019. We are spreading the word. If you'd like to send him a birthday card to help celebrate this milestone, you can send it to:

John DiMartino -WW2 Veteran
C/O Lynn DiMartino
17245 20 1/2 Mile Road
Marshall, Michigan 49068

We hope he has the happiest of days!!

You can be a part of the homecoming for this honor flight tonight at Wings Event Center.
06/01/2019

You can be a part of the homecoming for this honor flight tonight at Wings Event Center.

There are only a couple of weeks left to see the planetarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk before it goes extinct.
05/31/2019
Baby T. Rex Was an Adorable Ball of Fluff

There are only a couple of weeks left to see the planetarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk before it goes extinct.

Recent discoveries about T. rex paint a new picture of one of the world's most iconic dinosaurs, and its tyrannosaur cousins.

05/31/2019
Shades of Lavender Farm LLC

Bees aren't the only pollinators that need our help.

One in every three bites of food you eat comes from the work of pollinators.

It’s so good to see the monarchs back❤️🦋

The special exhibit Math Moves! Experiencing Ratio and Proportion closes on Sunday. Don't miss out on how you do use mat...
05/30/2019

The special exhibit Math Moves! Experiencing Ratio and Proportion closes on Sunday.

Don't miss out on how you do use math every day even when you're not in school.

Newschannel 3, CBS News, WWMT, West Michigan
05/30/2019
Newschannel 3, CBS News, WWMT, West Michigan

Newschannel 3, CBS News, WWMT, West Michigan

“We really recognize that kids need these books in their homes. And we want to provide them with as many books as possible so that their chance of being motivated and loving reading will increase,” says Clark.

Maranda was buzzing with excitement over everything she learned today about The Secrets  of Bees.
05/29/2019

Maranda was buzzing with excitement over everything she learned today about The Secrets of Bees.

We're all set for today's STEM event at the Kalamazoo Growlers.
05/29/2019

We're all set for today's STEM event at the Kalamazoo Growlers.

Maranda will be visiting the museum tomorrow morning about 10 am to get the buzz on what will be going on at the museum ...
05/28/2019

Maranda will be visiting the museum tomorrow morning about 10 am to get the buzz on what will be going on at the museum this summer.

Image of beekeeper, Charlie Sweet, inspecting his hives from 1908.
05/28/2019

Image of beekeeper, Charlie Sweet, inspecting his hives from 1908.

Help the scientists, and help the bees.
05/25/2019
Bumble Bee Watch

Help the scientists, and help the bees.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially added the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of endangered species in 2017. The Xerces Society and partners are hard at work on recovery – and your observations are helping! Click for more information

We'll be open from 1-5 on Memorial Day.
05/23/2019

We'll be open from 1-5 on Memorial Day.

Some new families are moving into the neighborhood.Please do not feed bread to ducks. Ducklings especially cannot handle...
05/23/2019

Some new families are moving into the neighborhood.

Please do not feed bread to ducks. Ducklings especially cannot handle people food.

05/21/2019
Macro Bees

Macro Bees

Happy world bee day! Sending some love to all the hard working pollinators. Did you know that there are over 19,000 species of bees in the world 🌎🐝😄 #socool #beesarecool #worldbeeday #pollinators #pollination #bee #shotoniphone #savethebees #worldbeeday2019 #ilovebees

Beekeeping international
05/20/2019

Beekeeping international

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo
05/20/2019

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo

Congratulations to Ladies' Library Association of Kalamazoo on their milestone.
05/18/2019

Congratulations to Ladies' Library Association of Kalamazoo on their milestone.

Thank you to all who joined us this past week for our #LLADay lunch and open house celebrating the 140th Anniversary of the wonderful Ladies’ Library building In #Kalamazoo!

#legacy140 #LLAKzoo #encouragingcommunity

05/17/2019
Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo
05/17/2019

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo

Yet another celebrity gone too soon. Share your favorite Grumpy Cat meme to help us get through the day.
05/17/2019
Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died at age 7

Yet another celebrity gone too soon.

Share your favorite Grumpy Cat meme to help us get through the day.

Her owners say Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died at age 7.

Who's going to the Pre-Pride Party?There's free information, pizza, and popsicles from Great Scott Ice Cream.
05/16/2019

Who's going to the Pre-Pride Party?

There's free information, pizza, and popsicles from Great Scott Ice Cream.

If you have missed hearing Tom Dietz speak, you can find him this Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 am at the Alamo Township H...
05/15/2019

If you have missed hearing Tom Dietz speak, you can find him this Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 am at the Alamo Township Hall discussing the History of Alamo Township.

Tom Dietz,Historian and Curator Emerits of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, will be speaking this Saturday on May 18th at 10:30 am at the Alamo Township Hall on the history of our wonderful Township.

Make sure you stop by the our museum after the talk. We'll be open until 2 pm.

We're all set for the Cluventure Travel and Discover Kalamazoo scavenger hunt. Participants remember to come as your who...
05/15/2019
Cluventure Travel

We're all set for the Cluventure Travel and Discover Kalamazoo scavenger hunt.

Participants remember to come as your whole team of four.

A modern day treasure hunt.
Can you crack the code?
www.CluventureTravel.com

The Kalamazoo Children's Theater presenting a play in the 1940s.
05/15/2019

The Kalamazoo Children's Theater presenting a play in the 1940s.

Image of an aisle in our Collection storage area.
05/14/2019

Image of an aisle in our Collection storage area.

05/13/2019
Doris Day - Que Sera Sera

We have just learned of the passing of Doris Day.

When I was just a little girl I asked my mother what will I be Will I be pretty will I be rich Here's what she said to me Que Sera Sera Whatever will be will...

You don't have to take word for it that we are an awesome place to visit.Just see what To & Fro Fam did on their last vi...
05/13/2019
Free children's museum in Michigan: Kalamazoo Valley Museum

You don't have to take word for it that we are an awesome place to visit.

Just see what To & Fro Fam did on their last visit here.

This FREE children's museum in Kalamazoo has fun hands-on STEM learning. The family friendly Kalamazoo Valley Museum brings science to life!

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo
05/13/2019

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo
05/10/2019

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's cover photo

150 years ago today the country was connected by the Transcontinental Railroad. #Transcontinental150
05/10/2019

150 years ago today the country was connected by the Transcontinental Railroad. #Transcontinental150

Were you at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market last week and loose a necklace?
05/09/2019

Were you at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market last week and loose a necklace?

Have you seen this necklace? A market shopper unfortunately lost it last Saturday, and is hoping that someone may have found it.

If you ever loose something at the market, the lost and found is located at the office, right in the middle of the market!

Let's help make his birthday a good one!You can also check with our more local VA hospitals for more close to home resid...
05/08/2019
Utah WWII veteran hopes for 101 birthday cards for 101st birthday in June

Let's help make his birthday a good one!

You can also check with our more local VA hospitals for more close to home residents who would also appreciate a card or two.

(KUTV) — John Frey, currently living in a Utah nursing home for veterans, was born in 1918 — the same year the U. S. first used an aircraft in a war, German ace The Red Baron was killed and World War I ended. Frey lives now in Payson, Utah, at the Bennion Veterans Home, where he can get....

Alamo Township Firefighters Association
05/07/2019

Alamo Township Firefighters Association

To schedule an appointment, log into redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Comstock) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Thank you.

05/07/2019
WOOD TV8

WOOD TV8

Champion! Chef Cory Barrett won the "Spring Baking Championship" on the Food Network tonight: https://www.woodtv.com/1984783346

Here's the crowd at a KVCC watch party when they found out he was the victor:

Congratulations to one of our favorite chefs!
05/07/2019

Congratulations to one of our favorite chefs!

How much do really know about Kalamazoo?Take Discover Kalamazoo quiz to find out.
05/06/2019
Test Your Kalamazoo Knowledge and Win 1 of 5 Amazing Prize Packages! - Discover Kalamazoo

How much do really know about Kalamazoo?

Take Discover Kalamazoo quiz to find out.

We’re giving away an awesome prize package to five lucky people to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and why travel matters in Kalamazoo!   We’ve created a quiz that highlights some fun facts about Kalamazoo. Completing the quiz below gets you entered to win 1 of 5 prize packages. Each...

The treats are pretty tasty.
05/06/2019

The treats are pretty tasty.

We are baking treats for tonight’s Spring Baking Championship viewing party! Get ready to cheer for Chef Cory Barrett!! Join us tonight for the live viewing party starting at 8:30 at KVCC’s Marilyn J. Schlack Culinary and Allied Health Building.... or, tune into the Food Network at 9:00pm EST! Go Cory!

KVCC Community Culinary and Nutrition
05/05/2019

KVCC Community Culinary and Nutrition

Congratulations to Chef Cory Barrett for advancing to the finals in Food Network's Spring Baking Championship! It’s been a fun 7 weeks watching you WOW the nation with your stunning creations! Join us for a viewing party to watch the final episode on Monday, May 6 beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Culinary Theatre in the Marilyn J. Schlack Culinary & Allied Health Building. Chef Cory will be on hand to answer questions and samples of his delicious creations will be provided. Stop by or tune in to see who wins!

05/04/2019
Star Wars Engineering - May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars, like other science fiction films, have inspired innovation. What would you like to see from the films become a reality?

May the 4th be with you.

May the 4th be with you from engineering.com. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #engineeringdotcom #StarWars

Address

230 North Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI
49007

We are on block south of the Kalamazoo Transportation Center.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(269) 373-7990

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