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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.

Discover Kalamazoo Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is now open to the public from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We also 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!

Air Zoo (Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm) 
A select few rides have now reopened. Simulators, some rides and several hands-on interactives are currently inaccessible.
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Trails open every day 9 am – 6 pm. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 1pm-5pm.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Wednesday through Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm


Kalamazoo Valley Museum Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 3 pm
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*)

Current Public Health Guidance

From Michigan.gov


There is no longer a statewide requirement to wear a face mask in most settings; however, local health
departments, establishments, sports organizers, and school districts may have additional rules that must be followed.
Further, the CDC requires that all persons – regardless of vaccination status – wear masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
MDHHS recommends that individuals continue to wear face masks in the situations outlined
In crowded outdoor settings and events, such as a live performance, parade, or sports event (including youth athletic events if you are not socially distanced).

Participating in outdoor contact sports.

In Residential Care Facilities, including nursing homes, adult foster care and homes for the aged.

Fully vaccinated healthcare personnel should continue to wear face masks at work, except while dining, socializing together or conducting in-person meetings in break rooms. If unvaccinated healthcare personnel are present, everyone should wear face masks. Fully vaccinated residents should wear face masks during group activities when unvaccinated individuals are present.

In outdoor congregate settings, including jails, prisons, migrant worker housing, homeless shelters, etc.
The settings listed here are higher risk due to data regarding previous
outbreaks and transmission in congregate settings.

As of now CDC congregate setting guidance remains unchanged. Facilities should continue to follow CDC guidance.
Specifically, MDHHS recommends masking to continue for unvaccinated residents of migrant worker housing.

Help keep our communities and visitors healthy from COVID-19.

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.