Battle Creek, Michigan: Fetuses in Jars - Kingman Museum (In Transition)

Part of an informative exhibit on human reproduction, but they've been on display much longer than that.

Kingman Museum. Was on W. Michigan Ave. about three miles west of downtown. New location TBD.
In Transition

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Fetuses in Jars - Kingman Museum

The Kingman Museum is closed until further notice due to Covid-19.

[sd_shorty, 08/02/2021]

In fact, the museum has closed permanently at its old location. It hopes to reopen in a new, as-yet-unidentified spot, at some unknown date.

Fetus display.

Fetuses in Jars - Kingman Museum

My wife and I stopped on our way from Waterford to Colorado Springs. We found the fetuses to be pretty entertaining (from 1939) as well as the fairly sizable collection of stuffed animals and skulls. The staff was very friendly and it seemed as if they don't get very many visitors. The planetarium puts on a decent show, although it is rather small. Overall I'd give it a 3/5 on the entertainment scale.

[Ryan Haag, 08/12/2013]


Fetuses in Jars - Kingman Museum

Call for 1/2 price day. Glad we only paid $2.50 Not too much to see here. The fetuses are interesting and apparently fairly rare. Exhibits are very dated. Staff is very helpful and friendly. They do have a planetarium. Didn't stay for show. Walked grounds of surrounding arboretum. Nice for a picnic.

[jglaze, 06/09/2013]
Fetuses in Jars - Kingman Museum

Human fetuses in jars, they've been there since I was a kid. A little creepy but cool.

[steve corwin, 07/07/2006]

Tipster Jon Caulkett writes: "They are up on the mezzanine and have been reworked into an exhibit on human reproduction."

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