Based on recommendations from the State of Michigan and local health officials, the Kingman Museum building will be closed to the public until further notice. 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. We are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated with any changes. In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us at Thank you to our amazing community for continuing your support!
Now introducing Sidewalk Summer Science every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m! We’ll have a new science activity and artifacts on display every week outside the museum. Sidewalk chalk available will be to decorate our many stairs and sidewalks. Gift shop items will also be for sale!

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.

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.


Museum is closed to the public due to Covid 19. your support is appreciated1

Admission is FREE!
Planetarium shows $2 per person

Kingman Museum members receive free planetarium show tickets, gift shop discounts, plus free or discounted admission to over 600 ASTC partners across the country and more!

Your gift ensures Kingman Museum can continue to offer the best in programs and exhibitions.