Big events for families this weekend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) There are some events happening in West Michigan this weekend that you won’t want to miss! The John Ball Zoo opens for the season, it’s the first weekend of Butterflies are Blooming, Disney favorites come to life, and Legos reach sky high. Check out Maranda and STAR 105.7’s Five Star Family Fun Update!


Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes, Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids

Thursday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, March 2

Join Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and more favorite Disney characters as they perform on the ice. Tickets range from $12 to $58. See website for complete list of show times.


“Despicable Me 2”, Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema

Friday, Feb. 28 – Thursday, March 6

Free movie for kids under 12 years old. Adults are $4. Show times will be available on Tuesday evenings the week the movie starts.


Butterflies are Blooming, Frederik Meijer Gardens

Saturday, March 1

Experience tropical butterflies from around the world as they fly freely in the Tropical Conservatory. Exhibit runs through April 30. Adults are $12, children 5-13 are $6, children 3-4 are $4, children under 3 are free. Members are free. See website for hours.


Opening Day at John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids

Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come see strolling animals, do an art project, meet a new addition to the collection, see penguin feedings, and have storytime! Adults are only $5 and kids are $4. Children 2 and younger are free.


“Dream It, Build It” Lego exhibit, Grand Rapids Public Museum

Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m.

See architectural masterpieces like the Empire State Building and the Gateway Arch — made entirely out of Legos. Then use your inspiration to build a creation of your own. Included with admission to the museum. Exhibit runs through August 31.


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