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Discovering Kalamazoo safely
Latest travel information and updates

As the Kalamazoo County area begins to re-open, we care about the safety of our guests, neighbors and residents. Many of our restaurants, shops, and attractions are now open while operating under the current health and safety guidelines. However, as information is ever changing, we encourage you to visit the individual businesses’ websites or call their locations to ensure accurate hours and open status.
There isn’t just one thing that makes Kalamazoo unique, and whether this is your first visit, or the place you call home, there’s always something exciting to discover. Learn more on how Kalamazoo is Made for You.
 

Michigan Mask Rule:

Per current executive orders, face coverings (any cloth that fully covers the face and mouth) are required in the following circumstances:
1. In any indoor public space. 
2. In outdoor spaces where 6 feet of distancing is not possible. 
3. When waiting for or riding public transportation, while in a taxi or ridesharing vehicle or other hired transportation.
 
Can a business refuse service to visitors or customers who are not wearing a face covering? 
Yes. Businesses open to the public are required to refuse entry or service to those who decline to wear a face covering under Executive Order 2020-153. 
 
Are there any exceptions to who must wear a face covering? 
Yes. The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to people who: 
• Are younger than five years old, though children two years old and older are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering; or 
• Cannot medically tolerate a face covering such as people who have trouble breathing, are unconscious, incapacitated or unable to remove the covering without assistance. 
 
A face covering is not required while: 
• Eating or drinking while seated at a restaurant or other food service establishment; 
• Exercising (indoors or outdoors) if the face covering would interfere in the activity; 
• Speaking with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication; 
• Officiating a religious service; or 
• Giving a speech for broadcast or an audience. Face coverings may be temporarily removed: 
• When entering a business or receiving a service and identification is necessary; or 
• While receiving a service where temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service. 
 

Discover Kalamazoo Visitor’s Center:

Per current executive orders, the Visitor’s Center is closed until further notice. We will, however, have free visitor guides available outside our doors at 240 W. Michigan Ave., downtown next to Theo & Stacy’s. You are also welcome to use the resources here on this site, or call us so we can better assist you at 269-488-9000.
We are looking forward to safely welcoming visitors to our community and continuing to provide resources for exploring all that Kalamazoo county has to offer!
 

partial list of attractions that are open:

Air Zoo (Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm) 
*Monday is reserved for the vulnerable population*
For the safety of all, simulators, rides and several hands-on interactives are currently inaccessible.
 
Kalamazoo Nature Center (Wednesday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm)
 
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm)
*Tickets must be booked in advance*
 
Gilmore Car Museum (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm and weekends 9 am – 6 pm)

 

Binder Park Zoo (Monday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm *Open through October 31*)
 

 

Pure Michigan Pledge and MI Safe Start PLan:

Kalamazoo County is in Region 3 (Kalamazoo Region) for the MI Safe Start Plan. We are currently in Phase 4 of the plan, and more information about what to expect for each part of the phase can be found here with the MI Safe Start Plan.