Did Someone Say SPRING BREAK???

People line up for tickets under the marquee of a theater which reads sundance Film Festival 

There is so much going on around town during spring break I am dedicating an entire post to it.  That and, my Silly Sister In Law called and told me to get a move on. 

Some of these events require registration, and are for kids a little older than I usually try and keep entertained.  After all, Spring Break doesn’t really a lot to a 2 year old…


First, the usual suspects:

  • Statue of John BallJohn Ball Park Zoo has Zoobilee with many special activities from keeper talks to crafts, to special games & fun! Every day is different…but you’ll find something different each day!

Children's Museum IThe Grand Rapids Children’s Museum isn’t usually open to the public on Monday, but they are during Spring Break. They will still have the Thursday Night $1.00 night though. Kenny Ahern will have special performances all week; check the website for times.  Don’t forget to bring a new paint brush or roller for Habitat for Humanity; you’ll get one free admission per family.

Meijer Gardens continues with it’s Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has Spring Break “ArtVentures” for families on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Look at their website for specific times and events.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is having the “Spring Break Explorers Club. Activities include geo-caching activities, costumed interpreters, and super sized maps. 


Sporting Events :

Whitecaps play April 7, 8, 9 and 10

Grand-Rapids GriffinsGriffins play April 4, 11 and 12

Grand Rapids Rampage TicketsRampage plays April 13


And some things we don’t do every day:

Grand Rapids Civic Theater Spring Break Escape Theater Classes.  All week.

The Humane Society of Kent County is offering a Kids and Paws camp where kids can interact with animals, make crafts and play games.  Contact the Humane Society for details.

Kids Day at the Farm Museum Wednesday April 9 from 10am-2pm.  Coopersville.

Blandford Nature Center Spring Break Day Camp “Grow It! Eat It! Break It Down!” April 8, 9, and 10 from 10am-3pm.  More details are here.

Craig’s Cruisers has several different spring break specials.

Climbing Walls: 

  • One hour climbing wall instruction/ one hour free swim. The fun starts April 5 and goes through April 10. 2 Sessions: 10a-noon or 1p-3p. All four days $75. One day $20. Ages 5-12 welcome. http://www.getcollective.com/ 4620 Kalamazoo SE
    Kentwood, MI 49508.  Contact Jen, Marta,Michael or Jake for reservations. Email: jdykstra@getcollective.com. Phone: 616.455.8700
  • Or check out Higher Ground, all of the info is on the website.

Bounce Party has added more ‘open bounce’ times during spring break; their website lists them all.

Tarry Hall has roller skating. Go ahead, shoot the moon!

Gymco has open gym several times during the week as well.

Kentwood Aquatics has open swim in the evenings all week.

The Forest Hills Aquatics Center has special Spring Break swim times as well.

Dairy Discovery has a tour on Saturday.




Story Times

Barnes and Noble has several; click ‘events’ on the website and type in your ZIP code for the time and place convenient to you.

Pooh’s Corner has story time every day except Tuesday.

Check with your local library for story times and other events; they aren’t all listed on the GRPL website and there are too many to list here on the KDL website.

I don’t know if this is an exhaustive list; but I do know that I am exhausted after writing it so if I need to add anything, please let me know! 



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4 responses to “Did Someone Say SPRING BREAK???

  1. adventuremom

    Thanks for this. With my little school ager and being on matenity leave I need this.


    You are the bomb!

  3. Pingback: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, what’s the difference? « Big Binder

  4. We just joined the GRChildren’s museum. It is the first place Noah ever wants to go to when I say what should we do today.

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