We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
So Much Fun Can’t Believe It’s Free

Never disappoints! We like to see the “staples” at the museum however we make sure and stop in when... read more

Reviewed yesterday
keysgetaway
,
Kalamazoo, Michigan
via mobile
Great Grand Child Outing

Every year when the grand children come to visit we take them to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rjdelaere
,
Kalamazoo, Michigan
via mobile
Read all 269 reviews
55
All photos (55)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“local history”(11 reviews)
“mummy exhibit”(11 reviews)
“second floor”(13 reviews)
About
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum features exhibits on science, technology and the history of Southwest Michigan.
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5803
Website
+1 800-772-3370
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (269)
Filter reviews
266 results
Traveller rating
187
71
5
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
187
71
5
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews local history mummy exhibit second floor all ages interactive exhibits free fun three floors rainy day general store kids and adults few months few hours great place for kids gibson guitar whole family lots of fun parking garage
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 266 reviews
Reviewed yesterday 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
Thank keysgetaway
Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago

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
Thank hischild1090
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We went to this museum with our grandson and he loved it (two and a half years old). He especially loved the dinosaur exhibit and the interactive science exhibits. With their swirling tornadoes and tidal effects. The local history on industry and people from Kalamazoo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bobamys
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Spent several hours at this fabulous place. When you walk onto this free museum, there are things to do. There is a sun dial that was interesting to look at along with some other items. When we went in, we were greeted by a friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Crandallsplenty
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of things for young kids to do. My 2 1/2 grandson had a great time. We were there when they had the dog and cat exhibit. Both kids and adults had fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gail W
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This museum is free of charge and perfect for kids of all ages and adults! I visited with a group of friends in the fall. We were all out-of-towners. Unfortunately the museum closes at 5pm sharp, but it is floor after floor of detailed, Kalamazoo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AnnH1483
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is one of the nicest free historical museums that I've ever been too. The museum was within walking distance of our hotel & several restaurants. Lots of interactive displays that were interesting for children & adults. There is a focus on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather J
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
2,189 reviews
.11 km away
Comfort Inn Near Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
130 reviews
.84 km away
Knights Inn Kalamazoo
39 reviews
1.57 km away
Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo East - Expo Center
146 reviews
5.41 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 384 nearby restaurants
The Studio Grill
159 reviews
.29 km away
Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
330 reviews
.28 km away
Zazios
235 reviews
.11 km away
Theo & Stacy's Downtown
73 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 73 nearby attractions
Bell's Comstock Brewery
112 reviews
.45 km away
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
158 reviews
.53 km away
Kalamazoo State Theatre
52 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
mammateebs
11 June 2018|
Answer
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..
0
Votes
Eddie M
7 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1
Vote