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Roger That! Public Celebration

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Roger That! is returning this February for the fourth year. Roger That! celebrates space exploration and the life of Grand Rapids native, Roger B. Chaffee, with a multi-day experience, featuring a public celebration at the GRPM and an academic and public conference at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).

Join the GRPM for educational exhibitions and activities taking place throughout the day on Saturday, February 15. Learn more about Roger B. Chaffee and space exploration with hands-on activities including a paper airline and jet propulsion activity, gazing at the daytime sky with telescopes, creating underwater ROVs, interacting with space artifacts and much more!

Visitors will find activities throughout the Museum and all activities are included with general admission. Planetarium shows take place on the hour throughout the day and are $4 per person and free for Museum members.

For planetarium show schedules and to purchase tickets, visit

On Saturday, February 15, Astronaut Franklin Story Musgrave will serve as a keynote speaker in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM, starting at 11 a.m. Musgrave’s presentation will be titled, “From Farm Kid to Trauma Surgeon to Rocketman and Way Beyond.” Limited tickets available!

Roger That! Public Celebration
  • Times:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • February 15, 2020 to February 15, 2020
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Free with general admission