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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.

COVID 19: Business Details
Accommodations
General
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Open
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: https://tickets.grpm.org/buy-gift-card
  • Additional Guidelines: -Tickets must be reserved in advance.
    -Maintain social distancing.
    -Must wear a mask.
    -Please visit another time if you're sick.
  • Additional Information: Gift cards can be used towards tickets for admission, traveling exhibits and planetarium shows, and for purchases in Museum Cafe and Curiosity Shop during a visit.

    Additionally, we have digital content available for virtual visitors to continue to engage with and learn through the Museum's Collections and educational programs. A list (which will continue to be updated) can be found on our website at www.grpm.org/homemuseum
  • Reservations Required:
  • Reservation Link: https://www.grpm.org/admission/
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
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 Museum Parking Ramp at 59 Front Avenue NW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.

    Limited handicap parking is available outside the Museum main entrance, under the overhang — 0.0 miles from the venue.
COVID 19: Business Details
Accommodations
General
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Open
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: https://tickets.grpm.org/buy-gift-card
  • Additional Guidelines: -Tickets must be reserved in advance.
    -Maintain social distancing.
    -Must wear a mask.
    -Please visit another time if you're sick.
  • Additional Information: Gift cards can be used towards tickets for admission, traveling exhibits and planetarium shows, and for purchases in Museum Cafe and Curiosity Shop during a visit.

    Additionally, we have digital content available for virtual visitors to continue to engage with and learn through the Museum's Collections and educational programs. A list (which will continue to be updated) can be found on our website at www.grpm.org/homemuseum
  • Reservations Required:
  • Reservation Link: https://www.grpm.org/admission/
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
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 Museum Parking Ramp at 59 Front Avenue NW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.

    Limited handicap parking is available outside the Museum main entrance, under the overhang — 0.0 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 7750
  • Reception Capacity 2000
  • Theatre Capacity 255
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 280
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 5
  • Conference Capacity 35
  • Wedding Indoor Receptions Yes
  • Wedding Ceremonies Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 550
  • 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
Overlook Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Cafe
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
First and Second Floor
  • Banquet Capacity: 375
  • Reception Capacity: 550
First and Second Floor
  • Banquet Capacity: 375
  • Reception Capacity: 550
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