3750 Easy St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 388-3551
Fax: (269) 388-3555
3750 Easy St., Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49001
- Phone: (269) 388-3551
- Fax: (269) 388-3555
Arts & Museums
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.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts or KIA as it is lovingly called is a rich resource for arts, and known to rope in some of the best traveling exhibitions in the state. Their permanent painting collection is not too bad either. Educational programs are always on for adults, kids, families and teenagers who can enjoy the classes and walks. Check website for details on past, current and upcoming exhibitions. Admission is free!
This outstanding interactive museum offers a large array of hands-on science, history, and technology exhibits. Features include an Interactive Learning Hall, Challenger Learning Center, the Mercantile gift store, and a planetarium. The museum is open daily.
This center celebrates Kalamazoo's history as a celery farming center through its many tours, museums, and exhibits. Included are a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, a 1930's grain elevator, the Hayloft Theatre, and the 1846 Stuart Mansion.
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 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.