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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Closes in 5 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So much fun and a free way to spend a day with your grandchild.

There's always something going on for the kids here! Wear your running shoes because the kids have... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Christine G
Free and Fun

Winter is awful, so we try to come up with new ways to get everyone out of the house. We were here... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
erical407
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Kalamazoo, United States
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The Kalamazoo Valley Museum features exhibits on science, technology and the history of Southwest Michigan.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5803
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+1 800-772-3370
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's always something going on for the kids here! Wear your running shoes because the kids have room to roam.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Winter is awful, so we try to come up with new ways to get everyone out of the house. We were here for about two hours and the kids still weren't ready to leave!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank erical407
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have visited this museum a few times, and I still quite like it. It is kind of small, but the exhibits are quite interesting. It's totally free to visit, too, so there isn't a factor of "getting your money's worth. I will say though,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tkefan29
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful little museum! The Egyptian display is pretty awesome, some really neat items including an actual mummy. The staff was excellent and the facility is impeccably clean. Only drawback was the planetarium… It lacks a lot unfortunately.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kirkaine
Reviewed 17 January 2019

This museum has been a staple of Kalamazoo are quite a long time. It’s free and an awesome place to take the family for the day. So many things to explore and learn about

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ron W
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Never disappoints! We like to see the “staples” at the museum however we make sure and stop in when there are special exhibits we want to see. If you are not a local there is a whole section just on Kalamazoo history I recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Every year when the grand children come to visit we take them to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Always something new and the hands on exhibits are a great attraction.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rjdelaere
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Outstanding 3 floor museum with tons of great things to see and learn about especially re: local history. Rotating special features and interesting things for all ages. All for free! Also have a terrific planetarium theater with several cool movies. Fantastic experience each time!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richm4444
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve taken my children there, and now my grandchild. The museum features interesting exhibits and hands on learning in a safe environment for kids to explore. Wonderful staff. Excellent rotating exhibits as well. A donation box instead of admission fee means you pay what you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KSG1873
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Fantastic visit! Plenty to do for all ages! The little ones loved every thing, adults had a blast too!

Date of experience: October 2018
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mammateebs
11 June 2018|
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Response from deb752 | Reviewed this property |
It's right across from the Radisson. You might prefer the Kalamazoo House, which would just be a short walk..
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Response from TripHelp272 | Reviewed this property |
The Kazoo Valley Museum is a great place to go: 1. It is located at 230 North Rose St -in downtown Kalamazoo 2. The hours are 9-5 most days. 3. Phone: (269) 373-7990 4. Cost: free !! (some programs have a... More
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