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Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • 272 Pearl St. NW
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • (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.

  • 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.

  • 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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General Amenities
  • Minutes to Airport: 20
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant: Yes
  • Accessible Restrooms: Yes
  • Family Restrooms: No
  • Lactation Room: No
  • ADA Doors: Yes
  • Accessible Parking: Yes
  • Lower Counter: Yes
  • Signs with Braille: Yes
  • Braille Printed Materials: No
  • Large Print Materials: No
  • Hearing Impaired Access: No
  • Quiet Room: No
  • Wheelchairs: No
  • Scooters: No
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
May 29 - Jul 9, 2017

Creatures of Light

  • Next Occurrence May 29, 2017
  • 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:  Exhibitions
  • Admission:  See webstite for details.
May 29, 2017

Egypt: Be Curious

  • Next Occurrence May 29, 2017
  • 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
May 29, 2017

Grand Fish, Grand River

  • Next Occurrence May 29, 2017
  • 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
May 29 - Aug 6, 2017

Mindbender Mansion

  • Next Occurrence May 29, 2017
  • 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:  Exhibitions
  • Admission:  See webstite for details.
Aug 19 - 20, 2017

Grand Rapids Maker Faire

  • Next Occurrence Aug 19, 2017
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Category:  Craft Shows

Science Tuesdays at the Museum - May is the month of Spring!

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Price Per Person: Free with Admission
  • Date: May 2, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Time: 10 - 4 PM
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Science Tuesdays at the Museum - June is the month of Physics & Science

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Price Per Person: Free with Admission
  • Date: Jun 6, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Time: 10 - 4 PM
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Yoga Under the Whale

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Price Per Person: Free with Admission
  • Date: Jun 6, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 - 7:45 PM
  • Classes: Yes

DNA Extraction Kids Lab

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Price Per Person: $4 per child
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Time: 1 - 2 PM
  • Classes: Yes
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DNA Extraction Family Lab

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Price Per Person: $4 per child
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Time: 11 - 12 PM
  • Classes: Yes
  • Book Now

Beer Explorers: Beer, Bread & Fermentation

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 929-1700
  • Price Per Person: Member Cost: $12 Non-Member Cost: $22
  • Date: Jun 22, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
  • Classes: Yes
  • Book Now
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017

Grand Rapids Public Museum 2017

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2017 Culture Pass
  • Free planetarium show with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Offer valid for 2 people per…
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