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
616-395-6400
hope.edu/arts/kam
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
616-748-1110
critterbarn.org
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

Photo: BOB PESKORSE/GHACVB

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.

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