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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 Information
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: https://tickets.grpm.org/buy-gift-card
General Information
Accessibility
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Automatic Doors:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Getting Around: The paths through the exhibits are wide and level.

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

    There are lowered countertops available.
  • Parking: 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.
  • Sensory: The interior spaces are very well lit.
  • Entrance: The main entrance has push-button activated powered doors, and is flush with the sidewalk.
  • Seating: Bench seating is available.
  • Restrooms: 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.
  • Additional Guidance: The GRPM offers the implementation of Aira, an app-based service that connects people who are blind or have low vision to highly trained, remote agents to guide them through exploration of the Museum at no cost to the user.

    Through the app on the user's smartphone, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button. Museum visitors can use the app free of charge to engage with exhibits, label text, interactives and more while they explore the Museum.
Accommodations
General
Restaurants
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
General Information
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: https://tickets.grpm.org/buy-gift-card
Accessibility
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Automatic Doors:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Getting Around: The paths through the exhibits are wide and level.

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

    There are lowered countertops available.
  • Parking: 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.
  • Sensory: The interior spaces are very well lit.
  • Entrance: The main entrance has push-button activated powered doors, and is flush with the sidewalk.
  • Seating: Bench seating is available.
  • Restrooms: 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.
  • Additional Guidance: The GRPM offers the implementation of Aira, an app-based service that connects people who are blind or have low vision to highly trained, remote agents to guide them through exploration of the Museum at no cost to the user.

    Through the app on the user's smartphone, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button. Museum visitors can use the app free of charge to engage with exhibits, label text, interactives and more while they explore the Museum.
General Information
  • Lunch Served:
  • Reservation Link: https://www.grpm.org/admission/
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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