6 free (or almost free) things to do this summer

Enjoy these free (or nearly free) local activities this summer:

Kruizenga Art Museum

1. Kruizenga Art Museum

271 Columbia Ave., Holland
Admission is Free

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Kruizenga Art Museum aims to educate, engage and inspire the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Hope College — as well as the broader communities of Holland and West Michigan.

Critter Barn Goats

2. Critter Barn

9275 Adams St., Zeeland
Admission is Free (donations accepted)

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Critter Barn educates people about farming and animals, teaches respect for life, and enables hundreds of kids to volunteer.

Grand Haven Musical Fountain


3. Musical Fountain

Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium
101 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven
616-842-4499, ghfountain.com
Admission is Free

Friday, May 5th – Season Opener

Fridays & Saturdays May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 10 p.m.

Nightly Shows May 26 – June 9 at 10 p.m.

Nightly shows June 10 through July 7 at 10:10 p.m.

Grand Haven Musical Fountain is a 25-minute synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties.

Saugatuck Douglas Museum

4. Saugatuck-Douglas Museum

735 Park St., Saugatuck (at Mt. Baldhead)
269-857-7900, sdhistoricalsociety.org
Admission is Free (donations accepted)

Open daily noon-4, May 28 & June-July-August.

Weekends, September-October.

Enjoy the exhibits then stroll the outdoor garden and harborfront walkway at historic Mt. Baldhead, just steps from the Saugatuck Chain Ferry.

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

5. Tri-Cities Historical Museum

200 Washington Ave., Grand Haven
616-842-0700, tri-citiesmuseum.org
Admission is Free (donations accepted)

Hours: Now – May 26, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Memorial Day-Labor Day, Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Three floors of experiences that will acquaint you with the Tri-Cities’ place in local history as well as in the broader world.

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway kids at pond

6. Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

4214 56th St., Holland
616-393-9453, outdoordiscovery.org
Admission is Free (donations accepted)

Hours: Now-May 26, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Memorial Day-Labor Day also open Sundays noon-4 p.m.

Get up-close views of nature and learning opportunities about the West Michigan environment.