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Roger B. Chaffee Statue

  • Northwest Corner of East Fulton St and Sheldon Ave NW
  • 11 Sheldon Ave NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
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Created by J. Brett Grill.

A bronze statue of Apollo I Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee was presented to the City of Grand Rapids by the Michigan Military Preservation Society, located in front of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum in the center of downtown. Martha Chaffee and retired NASA Skylab & Space Shuttle Astronaut Col Jack Lousma (USMC Ret.) participated in the dedication.

General
General Information
  • Minutes to Airport: 20
General
General Information
  • Minutes to Airport: 20
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Lactation Room:
  • ADA Doors:
  • Lower Counter:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Large Print Materials:
  • Wheelchairs:
  • Getting Around the Venue: The main entrance along Sheldon Avenue 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. There is also a Family style Restroom. The paths through the exhibits are wide and level. The interior spaces are very well lit. Bench seating is available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Ellis Parking Lot at 9 Library Avenue NE. — 0.08 miles from the venue. The Gallery Parking Ramp at10 Commerce Avenue SW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1290
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1290
  • Reception Capacity 600
  • Auditorium Seating 0
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 2
  • Conference Capacity 40
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Booths 8
  • Classroom Capacity 40
Bigonzo Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 540
  • Height: 12
  • Classroom Capacity: 8
Wonder Workshop
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 750
  • Height: 12
  • Classroom Capacity: 24
  • Banquet Capacity: 6
  • Reception Capacity: 20
Bigonzo! Room & Wonder Workshop
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1290
  • Height: 12
  • Classroom Capacity: 32
  • Banquet Capacity: 8
  • Reception Capacity: 40