Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under "cause of death" and followed by three exclamation marks. Overcome your fear of knowledge with today's Groupon: for $8, you get family admission for up to six people at the Kingman Museum in Battle Creek (up to a $20 value). Military families receive free admission through Labor Day.
The Kingman Museum, a venerable knowledge-enshrining institution with more than 100 years under its belt, offers visitors a plethora of newly renovated exhibits and programs to get to know the world and universe around them. View birds from South and Central America positioned near an extensive collection of extinct species or check out full skeletons of Ice Age mammals recovered from tar pits, cleverly deceiving patrons by practicing deep meditation during museum hours. Acquaint yourself with Michigan's animal, vegetable, and mineral inhabitants or engage in one-sided conversations with demure dinosaurs while kids flex their explorer muscles for free museum scavenger hunts. On Friday and Saturday visitors enjoy complimentary admission to the planetarium, where they expand their learning horizons beyond the dragon-infested boundaries of our home planet.