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Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • 272 Pearl St. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 929-1700
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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.

  • Local Gems

    A treasured community resource since 1854, the museum occupies a signature riverfront facility in the heart of downtown.

  • Art & Culture

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

  • Family

    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.

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Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
General Amenities
  • Minutes to Airport: 20
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • ADA Doors:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Lower Counter:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Getting Around the Venue: The main entrance has push-button activated powered doors, and is flush with the sidewalk.

    There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style Restrooms available with accessible stalls on each level of the venue. The restrooms on the first floor have push-button activated powered doors.

    The paths through the exhibits are wide and level.

    There are elevators that provided access to each level of the venue.

    The interior spaces are very well lit. Bench seating is available.

    There are lowered countertops available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Grand Rapids Public Library Parking Ramp at 59 Front Avenue NW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.
Accommodations
General
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
General Amenities
  • Minutes to Airport: 20
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • ADA Doors:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Lower Counter:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Getting Around the Venue: The main entrance has push-button activated powered doors, and is flush with the sidewalk. There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style Restrooms available with accessible stalls on each level of the venue. The restrooms on the first floor have push-button activated powered doors. The paths through the exhibits are wide and level. There are elevators that provided access to each level of the venue. The interior spaces are very well lit. Bench seating is available. There are lowered countertops available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Grand Rapids Public Library Parking Ramp at 59 Front Avenue NW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • 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
  • Aug 17, 2018 See website for times.

    Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

    Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: See website for details.
    • Next Occurrence: Aug 17, 2018
    • Time: See website for times.
    • Recurring daily
  • Aug 18, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Pickling & Fermenting

    Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: See website for details.
    • Time: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Classes: Yes
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