Explore West Michigan this weekend

Giraffes at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Photo courtesy Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) This weekend is a great time to get the family together to explore one of West Michigan’s many museums and maybe check out a wild attraction or two. Here are Maranda’s top picks for this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To have a complete list emailed to you each week, click here.

Little GR, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Thursday, April 30, 5 –  8 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the museum’s new exhibit, “Little GR.” Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, make a little building for a little city, and be the first to play in the new exhibit. $1.75 per person.

Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange, Kalamazoo area
May 1 – 31
The Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will offer free admission to each other’s members during the month of May.

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park Opens for the Season, Alto
Friday, May 1
See rare and endangered animals. Hands-on activities include feeding animals. Open daily.

Party for the Planet, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn easy ways to help save wildlife where you live! Cool demonstrations, giveaways, kids activities, and more! Included with zoo admission.

Spring Into the Past, various locations in Barry, Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm Counties
Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3
More than 27 museums along the Flat, Grand, and Thornapple Rivers are all open and free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum locations and descriptions can be found on the website by clicking above.

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