FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2016                    

CONTACT: Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations

(616) 929-1713;

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Hands-on

Discovery of Whales and Oceans

During Science Tuesdays this November


Grand Rapids, MI – This November as part of our ongoing Science Tuesdays programming at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) visitors have the opportunity to interact with various hands-on stations to learn all about oceans and whales in conjunction with the Museum’s newest exhibit Whales: Giants of the Deep! Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience offering science programming based on changing themes each month.


As part of November’s Science Tuesdays, visitors will interact with whale artifacts, explore heat transfer within ocean mammals, touch and compare various bones of related animals and learn about the feeding ecology of different whale species. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the geological time scale to see where some of the fossil ancestors of whales appeared in the evolutionary journey.


Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day every Tuesday in the Museum’s Galleria and include a variety of activities and interactive displays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities are free with general admission to the Museum.


Future Science Tuesdays are themed around activities happening in the community and at the Museum. For upcoming themes and activities, please visit


Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit