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  • The "Butterflies Are Blooming" ehibition at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
  • Nessie in the pond at the John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids.
  • Holland Aquatic Center

WEST MICHIGAN (WZZM)- Spring Break entertainment does not have to cost hundreds of dollars. There are a number of affordable activities close to home. We asked our Facebook fans to share some ideas with us. Below are their suggestions.

Ottawa County:

The Holland Aquatic Center offers a splash pad, large pool, slide and more. Admission is $5.50 per person or a discounted "splash pack" which is $4.50 per person for groups of four or more. Admission is even cheaper for Holland residents.

The Tri-Cities YMCA in Grand Haven offers a pool, gym, racquetball courts and more. Admission is only $1.50 per person between April 2 and April 6th.

Muskegon County:

Gillette Nature Center at Hoffmaster State Park offers special events throughout the week. Fun and education options are offered for families at the Visitors Center. Admission is free with a State Recreation Pass.

Kent County:

The Jon Ball Zoo is offering the Zoobilee from next Monday through Friday from 10am - 2pm. Children will enjoy animal encounters, craft projects, critter chats and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children aged two or older. Admission is free for visitors under two years old.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park offers visitors the chance to mingle with more than 6,000 butterflies with its Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit. The butterflies fly free in the tropical conservatory. While you're there you can also walk the trails and spend time in the children's garden. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $6 for children five to 13-years old, $4 for children ages three or four.

If you have a low cost spring break entertainment suggestion to share please leave it in the comment section below this report.

By Jeff White & Jessica Puchala

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