Explore the Colors of Minerals During Spring Break at Kingman Museum

Trying to plan things to do in town during Spring Break, or looking for a place to take the family? Stop by the Kingman Museum!

Kingman Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 through Friday, April 5 for Spring Break week! Just like on the weekends, planetarium shows will be every 15 minutes after the hour starting at 11:15 a.m. and ending at 3:15 p.m.

Admission is free, with planetarium shows being $2 per person or free for Kingman Museum or Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC) members. Free admission during Spring Break week is made possible by a donation from Women Who Care of Battle Creek.

Also open just in time for Spring Break is the museum’s new exhibit, “Minerals: The Color Spectrum,” showcasing hundreds of minerals in a variety of colors. Specimens on display come from the museum’s vast geology collection and from area collectors.

The exhibit showcases minerals both familiar and unfamiliar to the public, explores why minerals appear in certain colors, and also features kids’ activities and videos about minerals and gemology playing on the exhibit’s video wall.

Kingman Museum is also open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission and $2 per person planetarium shows. The museum is also open during the week year-round for group visits and field trips by appointment.

Kingman Museum is located at 175 Limit Street in Battle Creek in the midst of beautiful Leila Arboretum. For more information, call (269) 965-5117 or visit

Kingman Museum is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to be a resource and destination for lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe and world cultures.