165 Capital Ave., S.W.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 965-3976
Fax: (269) 965-7580
165 Capital Ave., S.W., Battle Creek, MI, US, 49015
- Phone: (269) 965-3976
- Fax: (269) 965-7580
Arts & Museums
Established in 1871, the Kingman Museum has been teaching the community of Battle Creek about natural history and world history for more than a century! Located on the Limit Street, the treasures here have no limits! With excellent programs for school children that focus on fun-learning, the museum also features a well maintained planetarium and a gift shop. Not to be missed here are the 1939 preserved human embryos and fetuses that swing between spooky, bizarre and beautiful. One of the very few places in the country to display almost fully developed fetuses, the Kingman Museum makes for an interesting visit! Open for public on Saturdays and Sundays between 12p and 4p, it is open only for private groups between Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The American Museum of Magic houses over half a million exhibits that include props used by famous magicians, photographs, books and magazines; all dedicated to the study of magic. Open to public, it is home to some of the rarest pieces in the world; the floating bulb that was designed by Thomas Edison is one such example. Open times may vary, so it is recommended you call ahead.
One of the best automobile museums in the nation, this museum features 130 cars that trace the history of American automobiles. Some of the models displayed include Rolls Royces, sports cars, Cadillacs, Corvettes, and Packards.
Established in 1977, the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, also called the Air Zoo, is located on Portage Road in near Downtown Portage. Displaying an eclectic collection of rare and antique aircrafts that includes a space simulator, the museum is also home to the biggest indoor, hand painted mural in the world. Just a few miles away from the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, it also features a canteen and a gift shop. There are also many flight simulators on the offer.