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Spring Into Muskegon: Here Comes Spring Break!

Time to store away the winter gear and welcome warmer weather. Looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy? We got you covered. We compiled a fun-filled schedule of family friendly events, organized by time and day.  These should keep the little ones…and you happy!

Saturday, March 30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Did you know that some items in the museum glow in the dark? Join in the fun to find out what they are! Free for Muskegon County residents | Lakeshore Museum Center

2:00pm & 7:00pm

West Michigan Home School Theatre presents “That 70’s Mystery!”  | Frauenthal Theater

Monday, April 1

9:00am – 4:00pm

FREE! “Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In” a travelling exhibit of 21 panels, each 4×7 feet in size and painted in 2017 by street artists from the Detroit/Dearborn area | Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Galley

9:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Escape Camp: Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!

9:00 am – 12:00 PM

STEM Mini Camp: 2-day children’s camp for ages 8-13. Make airfoils, modify and race matchbox cars, puzzle through mazes with a robot, and construct structures like bridges | Lakeshore Museum Center

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Family Storytime, crafts, movement and more | Egelston Branch Muskegon Area District Library

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Family Storytime, crafts, movement and more | Muskegon Township Library

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring Break Mini Camp: Henna Tattoos and interactive STEM programming | Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore

8 PM – 12 AM

Spring Break Lock In: Party lights, music, jumping, dodgeball tournaments, & pizza | Planet 3 Extreme Air Park Muskegon

Tuesday, April 2

9:00 am – 12:00 PM

STEM Mini Camp: 2-day children’s camp for ages 8-13. Make airfoils, modify and race matchbox cars, puzzle through mazes with a robot, and construct structures like bridges | Lakeshore Museum Center

9:00am – 4:00pm

FREE! “Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In” a travelling exhibit of 21 panels, each 4×7 feet in size and painted in 2017 by street artists from the Detroit/Dearborn area | Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Galley

9:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Escape Camp: Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Family Storytime, crafts, movement and more | Ravenna Branch Muskegon Area District Library

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Spring Break Art Camp: Compose & Create | Explore music and art in this hybrid class! Students will compose their own musical piece| The Nuveen Center

10:30 am

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | Cottontails and Other Hoppers – Learn about the lagomorph group and rodents that move in a hopping pattern.  Take a hike to find tracks!

10:30 am

Toddler Storytime: stories, music, pre-reading games, and lots of fun. For children 2 and 3 years old | Norton Shores Library

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring Break Mini Camp: Brain Games, Intro to Boxing, and a Basketball Tournament.| Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore

1:00 Pm – 2:00 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: My Stone Story – students will make 6 picture stones using paint, markers and decoupage and a fabric bag to hold them | The Nuveen Center

2:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Tour the The James Jackson Museum of African American History
This museum is an educational institution that brings Black history to life and where children can learn to appreciate African American contributions to the making of America from the beginning.

3:00 Pm – 4:30 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: Design from Nature | Experiment with materials and layers to create a contemporary artwork of a plant, bird or insect, while exploring abstraction | The Nuveen Center

7:00 pm – 7:35 pm

FREE! Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight | West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College

Wednesday, April 3

9:00am – 4:00pm

FREE! “Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In” a travelling exhibit of 21 panels, each 4×7 feet in size and painted in 2017 by street artists from the Detroit/Dearborn area | Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Galley

9:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Escape Camp: Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Tiny Tots storytime is a special storytime for children ages birth through 36 months! Little ones will enjoy books, games, songs and other age appropriate story related activities. | Muskegon Area District Library (Egelston Branch)

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Spring Break Art Camp: Compose & Create | Explore music and art in this hybrid class! Students will compose their own musical piece| The Nuveen Center

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Preschool Storytime: stories, music, and fun with our Storytime families | Ages 3- 5 | Norton Shores Library

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Family Storytime that includes books, music, games, dancing, crafts and some special guests. Designed for children ages birth through elementary. Older siblings are welcome.5 | Friends of Montague Library

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring Break Mini Camp: Brain Games, Intro to Bodybuilding, and a Basketball Tournament.| Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore

1:00 Pm – 2:00 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: My Stone Story – students will make 6 picture stones using paint, markers and decoupage and a fabric bag to hold them | The Nuveen Center

2:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Tour the The James Jackson Museum of African American History
This museum is an educational institution that brings Black history to life and where children can learn to appreciate African American contributions to the making of America from the beginning

3:00 pm

 FREE!  Family Movie Day: Mary Poppins Returns | Frauenthal Center

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

10:30 am

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | Signs of Spring Hike – Take a short hike and explore spring signs.

2:00pm

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | Peeps of Spring – A closer look at frogs and toads.

3:00 Pm – 4:30 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: Design from Nature | Experiment with materials and layers to create a contemporary artwork of a plant, bird or insect, while exploring abstraction | The Nuveen Center

Thursday, April 4

9:00am – 4:00pm

FREE! “Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In” a travelling exhibit of 21 panels, each 4×7 feet in size and painted in 2017 by street artists from the Detroit/Dearborn area | Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Galley

9:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Escape Camp: Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Spring Break Art Camp: Compose & Create | Explore music and art in this hybrid class! Students will compose their own musical piece| The Nuveen Center

10:30 am

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | Nests: Nature’s Egg Cartons – Hands on program to explore the different nest styles.

10:30 AM

FREE! Stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones. Ages 0-5 with a caregiver.| Hackley Public Library

11:30am

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | Bird Beak Buffet – A complete look at how birds eat.  Hands-on activities and a snack included.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring Break Mini Camp: Henna Tattoos and interactive STEM programming | Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore

1:00 Pm – 2:00 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: My Stone Story – students will make 6 picture stones using paint, markers and decoupage and a fabric bag to hold them | The Nuveen Center

2:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Tour the The James Jackson Museum of African American History
This museum is an educational institution that brings Black history to life and where children can learn to appreciate African American contributions to the making of America from the beginning

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: Design from Nature | Experiment with materials and layers to create a contemporary artwork of a plant, bird or insect, while exploring abstraction | The Nuveen Center

4:00–8:00 pm

FREE! Drop in for gallery tours led by MMA docents from 5 – 7pm.  Thursday evening admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, compliments of The Meijer Foundation | Muskegon Museum of Art

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE!  Pajama Party!  Show up in your jammies; enjoy Storytime in the “The Illustrations of Patricia Polacco” gallery, creative snack making, a hot cocoa station and a family film in the auditorium!  Bring your favorite stuffed animal and friend | Muskegon Museum of Art

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvas and Kids: Create a fun Swirly Owl painting! This painting will include two 11X14 canvases, that will create one beautiful masterpiece when placed side-by-side, all necessary supplies, and step-by-step instruction from a Create.a.frame Studio | Ages 8 & up |  Watermark 920

7:00 pm – 7:35 pm

FREE! Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight | West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College

Friday, April 5

9:00am – 4:00pm

FREE! “Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In” a travelling exhibit of 21 panels, each 4×7 feet in size and painted in 2017 by street artists from the Detroit/Dearborn area | Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Galley

9:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Escape Camp: Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

10:30 am

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | A Good Home is Hard to Find – Puppet show!

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

FREE to Muskegon County residents | Get a sneak peek of the new STEM Center. This interactive room will be a creative space to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Hands-on activities will include building bridges, constructing hoop gliders, racing hot wheels and much more | Lakeshore Museum Center

2:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Tour the The James Jackson Museum of African American History
This museum is an educational institution that brings Black history to life and where children can learn to appreciate African American contributions to the making of America from the beginning

Saturday, April 6

9:00 am

FREE! Celebrate spring and explore Muskegon’s wetlands with a Birding Tour led by DNR wildlife biologists, Audubon Great Lakes, and volunteers from Ducks Unlimited and local Audubon Clubs  | Muskegon County Wastewater System

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Easter Egg Hunt: Hosted by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI | Bring your own basket for collecting eggs and enjoy snacks and games | The Hume Home

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

10:30 am

FREE! (Recreation passport is required for each car entering the state park) Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs | Wiggly Worms – Learn all about worms and dissect a gummy worm.

10:30 am

Sensory Friendly Movie “Dumbo” | Family Hope Foundation and Cinema Carousel present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed! | Cinema Carousel

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center | Free for Muskegon County residents

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FREE to Muskegon County residents | Did you know that there is science behind our favorite colors? Find out why you like certain colors and dislike others. This will be your last chance to see the Collections by Color exhibit before it comes down | Lakeshore Museum Center

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FREE! Cheerio Bird Feeders | Keep your feathered friends happy with this easy to assemble bird feeder. Just take a few pipe cleaners, Cheerios, and some string to hang up your masterpiece outdoors | All ages | Hackley Public Library

2:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Tour the The James Jackson Museum of African American History
This museum is an educational institution that brings Black history to life and where children can learn to appreciate African American contributions to the making of America from the beginning

 

 

Sunday, April 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the USS Silversides Museum: Open 7 Days a Week

 

All Week Long:

Take the kids bowling at Sherman Bowling Center or Northway Lanes and Billiards.

Go roller skating at Jumpin Jupiter Skate Center.
Take in a movie at Cinema Carousel, Harbor Cinema or NorthStar Cinemas

Try your hand at Frisbee Golf! The course is open at McGraft Park!

Make a getaway, or staycation, at one of Muskegon’s welcoming hotels! You can dive into a Spring Deal! Choice Hotels Quality Inn & Suites Offers $85 “Spring Promo”  that includes: One night accommodation, breakfast, pool & hot tub, game room & arcade and evening snacks in the lobby!

    

Spring in to Muskegon and go have fun!

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