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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.

  • 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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General
Beach, Parks & Trails
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
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
Accommodations
General
Beach, Parks & Trails
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
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
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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
Oct 18 - Jan 7, 2018

Brain: The World Inside Your Head

  • Next Occurrence Oct 18, 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
Oct 18, 2017

Egypt: Be Curious

  • Next Occurrence Oct 18, 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
Oct 18, 2017

Grand Fish, Grand River

  • Next Occurrence Oct 18, 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
Oct 21 - Jan 7, 2018

The Life of the Mind

  • Next Occurrence Oct 21, 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 website for details.
Oct 24 - 31, 2017

Science Tuesdays at the GRPM - Spooky Chemistry

  • Next Occurrence Oct 24, 2017
  • Times:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Children's Activities
Nov 9, 2017

9th Annual Jay and Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala

  • Times:  5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Collective Community Event
  • Admission:  See website for details.
Nov 11 - May 20, 2018

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

  • Next Occurrence Nov 11, 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
Nov 14, 2017

Yoga Under the Whale

  • Next Occurrence Nov 14, 2017
  • Times:  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Downtown
  • Admission:  See website for details.
Nov 17 - 18, 2017

Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts - Justin Stahl

  • Next Occurrence Nov 17, 2017
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 2:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Category:  Music
  • Admission:  $8 for Museum member adults, $4 for Museum member children, $10 for non-member adults and $5 for non-member children
Dec 2, 2017

Breakfast with Santa

  • Times:  Starts at 8:30 AM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  See website for details.
Dec 15 - 16, 2017

Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts - John Lauter

  • Next Occurrence Dec 15, 2017
  • Recurrence:  Recurring daily
  • Times:  Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 2:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Category:  Holiday Activities
  • Admission:  $8 for Museum member adults, $4 for Museum member children, $10 for non-member adults and $5 for non-member children
Dec 27, 2017

Night at Your Museum

  • Times:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  See website for details.
May 2, 2018

Collections & Cocktails

  • Times:  Starts at 6:00 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Collectibles/Antiques
  • Admission:  See website for details.
Jul 7, 2018

Front Row for the Fireworks

  • Times:  Starts at 6:30 PM
  • Host:   Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Location:  Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Category:  Holiday Activities
  • Admission:  See website for details.

Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Price Per Person: See website for details.
  • Dates: Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019
  • Next Occurrence: Oct 18, 2017
  • Time: See website for times.
  • Recurring daily

Puzzle Room: Quest for Conviction

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Price Per Person: $15 non-member $10 member
  • Dates: Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019
  • Next Occurrence: Oct 18, 2017
  • Time: See website for times.
  • Recurring daily
  • Self-Guided Tour: Yes
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Beer Explorers: Beer & Dragons

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: Nov 16, 2017
  • Classes: Yes

Dark Beer, Dark Side

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Price Per Person: See website for details.
  • Date: Nov 24, 2017
  • Classes: Yes

Beer Explorers: Beer & Doughnuts

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: Jan 11, 2018
  • Classes: Yes

Beer Explorers: Malt Variations

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: Feb 8, 2018
  • Classes: Yes

Beer Explorers: Hops!

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: Mar 15, 2018
  • Classes: Yes

Beer Explorers: Beer, Bread & Fermentation

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: May 17, 2018
  • Classes: Yes

Beer Explorers: The Science of Fermentation

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: Jun 21, 2018
  • Classes: Yes

Beer Explorers: Dangers of Fruiting Beer

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-929-1700
  • Date: Jul 19, 2018
  • Classes: Yes
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017

Grand Rapids Public Museum 2017

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2017 Culture Pass
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