Kingman Museum Offering Free Activities and Planetarium Shows for Astronomy Night

Want to take a look at the stars with experts, or to see a Kingman Museum planetarium show you haven’t seen before for free? Drop by the museum the night of April 12!

Kingman Museum will be open free to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 as part of Statewide Astronomy Night, a partnership with Michigan State University and other organizations across the state.

Join us for free as we unravel the mysteries of the universe with activities, hands-on Earth and space demonstrations sponsored by the National Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, and themed refreshments. Enjoy a free planetarium show and seasonal star talk while learning more about our place within the Milky Way. Participants are also encouraged to set up telescopes in neighboring Leila Arboretum.

Kingman Museum will be showing three planetarium shows the night of April 12: an April night sky Star Talk at 5:15 p.m., “Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope” at 6:15 p.m., and “Stars of the Pharaohs” at 7:15 p.m.

This is an official event of the MSU Science Festival, a multi-day series of events that highlight science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For more information and other events in this series, please visit, and for more information on Kingman Museum’s Statewide Astronomy Night activities, visit

Kingman Museum’s free activities and planetarium shows for Statewide Astronomy Night made possible by a grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

Kingman Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission and $2 per person planetarium shows. Planetarium shows start at 11:15 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. 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.