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Kingman Museum

Address: 175 Limit Street, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone Number: 269-965-5117
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Battle Creek
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This natural history museum has great programs for kids and a planetarium.
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This natural history museum has great programs for kids and a planetarium.

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English first
Concord, Michigan
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Kingman has been around as long as I can remember and it's never disappointed. The planetarium is so peaceful and the exhibits are great. From the moment you approach the building you know this place is going to be something special. Visit it again if you're from the area and visit it for the first time.

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Michigan
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I enjoyed my time in this little compact museum. Nice natural history collection and a small geology collection for some rocks and gems for sale. Great Visual show I saw on distant aliens when I went on a Saturday, other shows are about nature and the solar system. Good value for money for a family and they offer Annual membership.... More 

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BiggVikesFan80
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I took my 2 year old son and his favorite thing was riding the elevator. I think I paid $8 and we were there for less than 15 minutes. Find something else to do!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Enterance fee was too high for the experience, and museum looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time. Bathroom on main floor was very nasty, and changing table was filthy. I should've worn gloves. Has cleaning staff, and what little staff they do have are very stand offish and unfriendly. Exhibits were dirty and compiled by amateurs. Poorly... More 

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Michigan
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Not much in the museum and the entrance fee is not worth what you get. The planetarium is pretty cool however and shows some interesting movies.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Maybe if the entrance fee was less and I didn't have to watch some creepy movie in the planetarium about made up future animals. Felt like I was on someone's bad drug trip. Not a lot to look at.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

In Battle Creek for the worlds longest breakfast table event. Drove 2 hours so we thought we would look for some other things to do on a sunny June afternoon in Battle Creek. We did walk the arboretum and thought we would swing into the museum. Luckily it was 1/2 price day and we paid $2.50 each. The staff were... More 

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Hastings, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I went here as a kid and have taken my kids. Great exhibits although most are the same as when I was a kid but it takes you back and shows that not everything has to be new and electric to be fun and interesting!

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
62 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Haven't been there recently, but my dad has mounts he did there..used to love going here. so many cool things to see.

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Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Well worth the time especially since it doesn't take hours to tour it.

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