Based on recommendations from the State of Michigan and county health officials, Kingman Museum will be closed until Saturday, April 18. All Spring Break hours and activities have been canceled. As a public gathering space, this is a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community, visitors, staff and volunteers. Our staff and volunteers will be working from home during this time. We are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated to adjustments. Thank you to our community for continuing your support!
Natural History.. Space.. Earth Science.. World Cultures!
Located inside the beautiful trails of Leila Arboretum, Kingman Museum is a hidden treasure in Southwest Michigan housing an extensive natural history collection, three floors of exhibits, and Digistar Planetarium. A local landmark in Battle Creek for over 80 years, Kingman Museum works to provide a universal place of hands-on learning for our community and a unique educational experience at every age.
Take a walk through Michigan habitats, get an up-close look at how the human body works, and see exotic animals and insects of the world. New classes explore the past, present, and future with activities investigating dinosaurs, outer space, and our own planet Earth. Enjoy scavenger hunts for all ages. See one of our 20 planetarium shows and night sky talk under the stars.
Introducing FREE ADMISSION!
Thanks to our gracious community sponsors, Kingman Museum is now free to the public on weekends: SAT & SUN 10am-4pm.
Help keep Kingman Museum free to the public! If you consider Kingman Museum a valuable resource and destination in Southwest Michigan, please visit our gift shop, apply for a membership or make a tax-deductible donation. Kingman Museum members receive free planetarium show tickets, a 10 percent discount in our gift shop, and can enjoy free or reduced admission at over 600 museums and science centers enrolled in the ASTC Travel Passport program.
Kingman Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, as well as a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers and Michigan Museums Association.