Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 9, 2020 – This community event will be held on Saturday, January 25 at the DeVos Place and will focus on Interactive Activities, Educational Fun, and Family Entertainment all while encouraging families to be active and engage in family bonding time.
This expo will encourage families to play, be active, explore, build, learn, and discover. Families Matter and this expo will encourage fun for the whole family!
Enjoy various on-site activities including the Curiosity Dome sponsored by Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. Climb inside the mobile planetarium and view the various entertainment programs. The Curiosity Dome is a unique and immersive experience as your favorite music comes to life around you with outstanding, hypnotic visuals! The Curiosity Dome is designed to focus on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) and features award winning narrators like Tom Hanks, Sigourney Weaver, Ed Helms, Harrison Ford & Walter Cronkite.
Ride the Zip Line through the DeVos Place! This popular and thrilling activity will give you a bird’s eye view of the entire expo! Adults and children are welcome to ride the zip line if they fall within the following weight restriction; 60 pound minimum – 250 pound maximum.
Meet and take pictures with your favorite Princess Characters, they will be roaming and entertaining during all hours of the expo. Princess Characters will entertain you with a story time and charm school! Attendees can expect to see several other costumed characters throughout the expo.
Take advantage of the educational opportunity to engage with the Grand Rapids Fire Department. The Smoke House will be on-site for children to learn the importance of how to escape the threat of a potential fire. They will be able to learn how to safely exit out of a simulated house window, all while being safely instructed by your local firefighters.
The Home Depot - Kids Workshop, a crowd favorite, is a hands-on experience that provides a lively environment mixing skill-building, creativity, and safety for future DIYers. Build a project on-site and take it home!
The various activities and features include; Rock Wall, Bounce Houses, Human Foosball, Toddler Zone, Petting Zoo, LEGO Build, Pirate Ship Slide, QB Football Blitz, Lincoln Log Area, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Fire Trucks, Police Car, Martial Arts, Kids Workshop, Green Thumb Zone, Obstacle Course, Magician, Art Wall and many other fun activities! ALL these activities are included in the admission price.
This expo partners with the Mental Health Foundation – be nice. program, which is a mental health education, bully and suicide prevention initiative that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions. “Local schools who participate in the postcard distribution have an opportunity to raise funds for the be nice. initiative. It is a way for us to give back and support a great program all while encouraging family fun,” says Anicia Capozzoli, Show Manager at Kohler Expos, Inc., the company that produces the event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to win a “Family Fun Bucket”, these prizes include various gift certificates and passes to area attractions, restaurants and activities. Drawings on the hour, every hour at the front entrance!
The Kids & Family Expo is scheduled from 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, January 25, 2020. Public is invited. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.KohlerExpo.com. ALL activities are included in the admission price, except the zipline. Heated parking is conveniently located underneath DeVos Place off the Michigan Street entrance. For more information, please go to www.KohlerExpo.com or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kidsandfamilyexpo/