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Six Area Attractions Postpone Reciprocal Free Admission Month

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 18:15:46-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — In cooperation with Governor Whitmer’s executive order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the members of the Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange (SMCME) have postponed the reciprocal membership month, originally scheduled for May 2020.

Organizations of the SMCME include The Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Bird Sanctuary and Manor House.

The group shared the following statement, “As we continue to navigate the uncertainties as a result of COVID-19, and to best support our members, our organizations have decided it is in everyone’s best interest to postpone the May Cultural Exchange. We will be evaluating the situation to hopefully announce a new month, as soon as possible.”

“We know our members enjoy this terrific benefit in May, but the safety of our guests and staff remains our first priority,” said Leslie Walsh, Manager of Marketing & Development for Binder Park Zoo, “it’s in everyone’s best interest to reschedule to a time when we can hopefully move about more freely and take full advantage of the exchange.

During the reciprocal membership month, guests presenting a valid membership card and photo ID from any of these organizations can enjoy free admission at any of the six destinations.

Please visit [] for updates about the exchange and go to [] for details about the zoo’s opening as they become available.

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