What to do on spring break in Benzie County

BENZIE COUNTY – Looking for something to do in Benzie County over spring break?

Here are some organizations and businesses that have activities for families and students of all ages.

Cognition Science and Discovery Center

Located in Beulah, Cognition Science and Discovery center features a wide variety of science related interactive exhibits and activities aimed at young minds.

Cognition is home to a variety of live animal exhibits, including snakes, hedgehogs, carnivorous plants, insects and tortoises.

Other science exhibits include a virtual reality lab, computer programming lab, electricity and gears exhibit, a sailing exhibit, a maker space and more.


Cognition also features a gift shop filled with all sorts of science focused gifts, from science kits and books to realistic looking creatures.

Cognition Science and Discovery Center can be found at 232 N. Michigan Ave., Beulah. Special spring break hours are 10 am to 5 pm March 28 through April 2 and 1-5 pm on April 3. For more information visit discovercognition.org or call 231-383-4095.

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa is hosting some special events over spring break, with a different activity each day.

March 28, 30 and April 1, 2

Outdoor laser tag at 6:15 pm Must be at least 6 years old to participate and costs $15 per person. Reservation required, call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

March 29 and 31

Archery at 5 pm Must be at least 7 years old to participate and cost is $19 per person. Call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000 to reserve a spot.

April 2

Archery at 2 pm and 3 pm Must be at least 7 years old to participate and costs $19 per person. Call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000 to reserve a spot.

Horse Drawn Surrey Ride starting at 5:30 pm Rides are $12 for ages 4 and up. Ages 3 and under are free. call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000 for reservations.

For more information, visit crystalmountain.com/event/spring-break.

Area Libraries

Benzie County has multiple libraries that offer a variety of experiences that go beyond books, but they have those too. Many of Benzie County’s libraries also offer programming for adults and children.

Benzie Shores District Library

Benzie Shores District Library has a variety of materials to loan out, including books and DVDs, as well as audio books and online services. The library also has computers available for use. To find out more, visit benzieshoreslibrary.org.

Benzonia Public Library

Benzonia Public Library also offers a variety of materials for lending, as well as computer labs, STEM activity kits and more. Visit benzonialibrary.org for more information.

Darcy Library of Beulah

Darcy Library of Beulah offers books, DVDs and has a special section for teens and young adults, as well as the Helen Tanner American Indian History Collection. Visit darcylibraryofbeulah.ploud.net for more information.

Betsie Valley District Library

The Betsie Valley District Library has books and DVDs as well as the Talking Book Library for those with impaired vision. The library also has computers for public use and runs programs for adults and children. Visit betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org for more information.

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