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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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Address: Kalamazoo, MI
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+1 800-772-3370

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Great museum and family friendly

Took my granddaughter at four years old. She had a great time at the hands on area and enjoyed many of the other exhibits that are hands on. And it is free!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my granddaughter at four years old. She had a great time at the hands on area and enjoyed many of the other exhibits that are hands on. And it is free!!

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Thank Jeff M
Kalamazoo, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this museum many times. My young children (ages 2 and 4) enjoy the kids area and all the interactive exhibits they have built into the rest of the museum, especially the music and the ice-cream parlor. We love that its free and kid-friendly. Great for a rainy or cold, snowy day.

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Thank emily2383
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to this lovely museum. I actually did not have high expectations, but was blown away by this place! 3 floors of exhibits. Tons of interactive displays, for adults and kids. Highly recommend the Kalamazoo museum.

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Thank Vilynn64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become a New Year tradition for our family, and our children are always eager to go back. We usually spend about 2-3 hours in the museum and I find something new every time. There is always a temporary exhibition, and the hands-on displays on the second floor keep our children occupied even as they grow older. They love... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Our family was in Kalamazoo with my husband on business, so I took my kids (ages 3-11) here while he was at work. What a delight! We ended up coming back again the next day! We all loved the exhibits. The museum definitely didn't feel cheap, even though its free admission. Fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I took my two five year olds to see the Lego exhibit. We came for the Legos, but they both had such a great time exploring other exhibits as well that we spent the least amount of time looking at Legos. Our day was filled with hands on weather, music, learning and a mummy! Great time spent for no money.... More 

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Colfax, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

As visitors to Kalamazoo, our teenage Girl Scout troop enjoyed a few hours learning about the history of the city at the museum. We also enjoyed its close proximity to restaurants and the park so we could walk everywhere.

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Minneola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a rainy day with kids ages 7 and 9, as well as grandparents. There was something fun for everyone. Grandparents loved all the historical artifacts and nostalgia; kids loved the play diner, newsroom, and all the hands on exhibits on the second floor. Museum was clean and well kept, and the staff was very friendly.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice little museum to kill some time with young kids. Nice exhibits, some special programs time to time, and some interactive stuff.

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Thank R A
Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Specially went to 3:00 planetarium show. Of "Dinosaurs at Dusk" - paid to see it. Trouble from the start as operator couldn't get it going. Very poor quality. Fuzzy images and 1/4 through it a portion of the screen went spastic and was strobing until the end. No refunds were offered.

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Thank DayBreeze

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