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Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • 272 Pearl St. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • (616) 456-3977

Art Enthusiast

Downtown riverfront facility presents an ever-changing array of art and artifacts from different cultures and historical periods.

Family Fun

From animal dioramas and an antique working carousel to traveling exhibits on bugs and dinosaurs, it’s a fascinating experience for inquisitive young minds.

History Buff

History exhibits include a Native American gallery and collection, a full-scale 1890s Grand Rapids streetscape, a working antique carousel and much more.

Knowledge Chaser

Learn about the people and places of Grand Rapids (and beyond) through world-class exhibits on history, nature, cultural heritage and more.

Local Gems

Learn about the people and places of Grand Rapids (and beyond) through world-class exhibits on history, nature, cultural heritage and more.

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This museum offers world-class exhibits on history, nature, cultural heritage and more. Ride a 1928 carousel, catch a show in the planetarium or eat in the cafe overlooking the Grand River. General Admission charged.

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  • Minutes to Airport: 20
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  • Largest Room 5000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 7750
  • Reception Capacity 1200
  • Theatre Capacity 250
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 280
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 5
  • Conference Capacity 35
  • Banquet Capacity 275
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Booths 90
  • Classroom Capacity 50
First Floor
  • Banquet Capacity: 275
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Whole Building
  • Banquet Capacity: 550
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Executive Boardroom
  • Banquet Capacity: 36
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Cafe
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Dec 9, 2016

Egypt: Be Curious

  • Next Occurrence Dec 9, 2016
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  See website for times
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Cultural Events
  • Admission:  See website for details
Dec 9, 2016

Grand Fish, Grand River

  • Next Occurrence Dec 9, 2016
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  See website for times.
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Category:  Exhibitions
Dec 9 - Jan 1, 2017

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

  • Next Occurrence Dec 9, 2016
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Exhibitions
  • Admission:  Included in general admission to the museum
Dec 16 - 17, 2016

Holiday Classics - Dave Wickerham Organ Concert

  • Next Occurrence Dec 16, 2016
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  See website for times.
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Holiday Activities
Dec 16 - 17, 2016

Organ Concerts: Holiday Classics with Dave Wickerham

  • Next Occurrence Dec 16, 2016
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  See website for times.
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616.929.1700
  • Category:  Music
  • Admission:  See webstite for details.
Dec 28, 2016

Night at Your Museum

  • Times:  Starts at 6:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Category:  Children's Activities
Jan 1 - Apr 1, 2017

Whales: Giants of the Deep

  • Next Occurrence Jan 1, 2017
  • Recurrence:  Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times:  Starts at 6:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Category:  Exhibitions
Jan 19 - Apr 6, 2017

Concerts Under the Stars in Chaffee Planetarium

  • Next Occurrence Jan 19, 2017
  • Times:  Starts at 7:30 PM
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616.929.1700
  • Category:  Music
  • Admission:  $10 for GRPM members, $12 for non-members if purchased in advance, and $15 for non-members on the day of the concert
Feb 4, 2017

Ethnic Heritage Festival

  • Times:  See website for times.
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Category:  Festivals
  • Admission:  Free with general admission

Beer Explorers: Barrel Aging

  • Grand Rapids Public Library- Madison Square Branch, 1201 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Phone:  (616) 456-3977
  • Price Per Person: $8 for Museum Members, $18 for Non-members
  • Date: Feb 16, 2017
  • Classes: Yes
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Beer Explorers: Beer Pairings

  • Grand Rapids Public Library- Madison Square Branch, 1201 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Phone:  (616) 456-3977
  • Price Per Person: $8 for Museum Members, $18 for Non-members
  • Date: Jan 12, 2017
  • Classes: Yes
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Beer Explorers: History of Beer

  • Grand Rapids Public Library- Madison Square Branch, 1201 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Phone:  (616) 456-3977
  • Price Per Person: $8 for Museum Members, $18 for Non-members
  • Date: Dec 15, 2016
  • Classes: Yes
  • Book Now

Science Tuesdays at the Museum

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Price Per Person: See website for details.
  • Date: Aug 30, 2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016

Grand Rapids Public Museum Culture Pass Offer

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2016 Culture Pass
  • Half-off one adult General Admission with Culture Pass ($4 value).
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