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 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 with each visit.
Take a walk through Michigan habitats, get an upclose 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. 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.
“Great Minds: Century of Flight” March to June!
Humankind’s dream of travelling through the skies dates back many centuries. While air travel today is commonplace for people around the world, advancements continue to be made to make aircraft fly faster, fly safer and consume less fuel. Explore the history of aircraft and engineering advancements in aviation at “Great Minds: Century of Flight” on loan from NASA’s Glenn Research Center now through June.
The exhibit features detailed timelines of achievements in aeronautics, models of experimental aircraft still in the works, and how advancements in aviation affect our ability to travel to space. Also on display will be a complimentary exhibit by Kingman Museum staff showcasing different wing configurations and what effect they have on the aircraft’s ability to fly.
Kingman Museum’s annual “Great Minds” exhibit series was founded to focus on the creators behind great scientific advancements. Previous Great Minds exhibits have included chemistry, optical illusions, inventions and patents, the science of memories and Renaissance-era cabinets of curiosity.
This exhibit was made possible in part by a grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation.
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 donation to us through PayPal. 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.