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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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Address: Kalamazoo, MI
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The Checker Cab exhibit was so much fun!

A planetarium, exhibits about Kalamazoo history, the mummy, and friendly docents - what more can you ask for? IT'S FREE !!!! (I'm sending in a contribution because there is no... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
cleveland, Ohio
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cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A planetarium, exhibits about Kalamazoo history, the mummy, and friendly docents - what more can you ask for? IT'S FREE !!!! (I'm sending in a contribution because there is no such thing as FREE. Somebody has paid for it.)

Thank ckjones55
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I can't say enough about our museum. It's free unless you want to purchase some of the extra programs. We love it. So much to look at. Mystery of the Mummy has always been my favorite exhibit. Science in motion is another really cool exhibit. Everything there is hands on. We go a couple times a year.

Thank Sher B
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I can't wait to bring my grand kids to this museum although I also enjoyed it myself. It's very interactive and entertaining all while teaching valuable lessons. There is no admission fee except a small fee for the planetarium which is well worth it.

1 Thank Jonnie W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Fun museum especially for children. Lots of hands on activities and history of the local area. Planetarium is state of the art. Admission to the museum is free but there is a charge for the planetarium and a few special exhibits.

Thank Kim C
East Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Nice free hands-on museum. There are 3 floors of exhibits, although the first floor has one exhibit hall and the planetarium. The planetarium show is only $3.00 and well done. The early show is aimed at younger children. There is plenty of parking near by.

1 Thank scubagrandma2016
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

While in Kalamazoo for a week with my husband while he was in training the kids and I explored. The museum was the best find for us. It kept us busy for a few hours. I would love to visit again.

1 Thank Anchored05
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was a nice surprise. We didn't expect so much from this museum. Lots of interesting local history and great hands on exhibits that kept our tweens engaged for a couple hours! The science exhibits were excellent and we all enjoyed them. It was the prefect size for exploring. Not too big...not to small. It had something for all ages.... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This event is ALWAYS fantastic. There are book reviews, hands on information, mini concerts, Chris and team do a wonderful job of connecting the string community.

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I take my grandchildren there yearly and they still love it even though they are 14. It is very informative and educational. They love the hands on experience. The featured exhibits are always great to visit, along with the permanent ones.

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Free admission but it would not disappoint even if they charged. Lots of hands-on and well presented exhibits. Lego special exhibit high lighting Travel fascinating. Don't miss the Mummy exhibit. Need to return and spend more time.

Thank Dennis R

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