Five Grand Rapids Activities for Spring Break 2024

Butterflies at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Sticking around Grand Rapids for spring break? There’s plenty happening right here in our city to fill your week with fun! Here are our top five member picks for families:


John Ball Zoo is open! Visit animals from across the globe including snow leopards, monkeys, lizards and more. The zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Feel the heat of the tropics in Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. Fun fact: this is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the U.S., and it’s right here in our backyard. While you’re there, kids can also have fun exploring the Curiosity Courtyard, which includes ten activity stations that spark creativity and imagination. They are open for extended hours! This week only you can visit from 9:00 9:00 pm.


Craig’s Cruisers is offering $35 dollar wristbands, which includes four hours of unlimited go-karts, laser tag, trampoline park, mini golf, and more. Your wristband will also get you access to the buffet so your family can refuel after a day of fun! There are two daily sessions available: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Skip the line and save your spot by signing up online.


Freebie alert! If you’re a Kent County resident, kids 17 and under can enter the Grand Rapids Public Museum at no cost. The Building Buddies exhibit is perfect for younger children aged 2-8 years old. This interactive world allows kids to finish construction projects using teamwork and creativity. Riding the historic carousel is always an added highlight!

Get outside and visit one of our many local parks in Grand Rapids. From small neighborhood parks to larger parks across the city, there are activities for all ages and abilities. Check out Friends of Grand Rapids Parks website for a full list of parks in our area.


Find more to do including where to eat, shop, and play in our Business Directory to make your West Michigan spring break a memorable one!


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