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Family Fun Events

Family Hope Foundation offers a range of community experiences that build in the necessary accommodations for low-cost, low-stress family fun events. In addition to our Sensory Showtimes with Celebration Cinema, we offer up to four unique events each year.

Just a few of the events Family Hope Foundation has offered include: a family day with the West Michigan Whitecaps, an evening with the Grand Rapids Drive, an afternoon at the Outdoor Discovery Center, and family night at the Mary Free Bed YMCA.

Recent Event – Family Day at the Whitecaps!

We had so much fun at our recent family day with the Whitecaps – thanks to everyone who could make it! It enriched and emphasized the importance of community. Our family events help provide support to families across West Michigan – they are filled with laughs, smiles, memories, and more.

Current Events

Family Fun at the Critter Barn

Sponsored by Koele Godfrey Investment Group
Saturday, August 5th, 11am – 1pm

Join the Family Hope Foundation at the new location of the Critter Barn in Zeeland, Michigan, Saturday, August 5th, from 11am-1pm. The Critter Barn is home to over 200 animals, including rabbits, chicken, goats, donkeys, calves, sheep, and hogs. Activities may include holding, petting, and/or feeding the animals. Be sure to take some pictures!

Note—when you enter the farm and decide you want to have a longer day of interactive, hands-on fun with farm animals, you may stay as long as you like!

Critter Barn is dedicated to teaching about farming and agriculture while inspiring people of all ages, and all abilities, through the miracles in nature found at the farm. The Critter Barn is located at 2950 80th Avenue, Zeeland

Thanks to the very generous sponsorship of Koele Godfrey Investment Group, admission is FREE to our families for the first 100 tickets (limit 4 per family/household).

Sensory Showings

Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!

Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Enjoy a friendly environment where everyone is welcome. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews, open captions, and a group of guests and staff who understand your family’s needs will make this outing enjoyable for everyone.

All movies in 2D and Open Caption. Seating questions can be directed to the box office.

Regular matinee pricing applies. Friends of Family Hope Foundation, click the button below to print a barcode for $2 off the ticket price!

Sensory Showtimes movie lineup:

Movies begin at 11:00 am (except where noted below)

(These dates are subject to change. We will update this page with any new information as we receive it.)

June 3 — The Little Mermaid

June 10 — Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse

June 17 — Elemental

June 24 — The Flash

July 1 — Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

July 8 — Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13)

July 29 — Barbie (PG-13)

August 12 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

September 30 — Next Goal Wins (PG-13)

October 7 — Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Theaters now participating:

Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids
Celebration! Cinema South in Grand Rapids
Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage
Celebration! Cinema Lansing

Expanding to even more theaters this fall!

Past Events

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