Binder Park Zoo in Calhoun County
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014CLICK to View on Map and LEARN MOREAn African adventure awaits you at Binder Park Zoo! Discover spectacular views of wild animals from elevated boardwalks. Get nose-to-nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country as you explore Wild Africa and hand feed a giraffe! Ride the Zoo & O. Railroad, see our animals from down-under, and our gift shops and restaurants. Zoo opens middle of April through October each year.
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary & Zoological Gardens in Calhoun County
Athens, MI 49011CLICK to View on Map and LEARN MORECritchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a place for all reptiles and amphibians to find a safe haven and proper care needed to live out their lives safely and securely. Many of the residents in the Sanctuary have come from a variety of places for a variety of reasons all needing good homes. It is David Critchlow's goal to create an Alligator Sanctuary that will become an attraction for reptile and amphibian enthusiasts, and is also a safe haven for domesticated reptiles.
Kingman Museum, Natural History and Planetarium in Calhoun County
175 Limit Street
Battle Creek, MI 49037CLICK to View on Map and LEARN MOREKingman Museum is southwest Michigan's only natural history museum! What started as a small collection of specimens and artifacts donated by Edward Brigham, Sr. in the late nineteenth century expanded into the Public School Museum, one of the first museums in America to be owned and operated by a public schools system. With Brigham as its first director, the museum continued grow. In 1933, Brigham moved the museum and its collections into a new building located on an 80 acre plot of land donated to the city of Battle Creek by Leila Post Montgomery.