Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces

2016 ‘Night at Your Museum’ Event


Grand Rapids, MI – See your favorite characters come to life at the annual Night at Your Museum event hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) on Wednesday, December 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Night at Your Museum is held annually at the GRPM, and is based on the popular 2006, 2009 and 2014 movies.


Using a souvenir flashlight and honorary security guard badge upon admittance to the dimly-lit museum, visitors become part of the unfolding drama as characters from the GRPM exhibits come to life! Visitors will experience an interactive evening of character appearances, entertainment, food and fun. Meet Betsy Ross, Cleopatra and her clan, Civil War soldiers, knights, the Queen and many more. See knights battle, ride the Spillman Carousel and enjoy watching a Mighty Wurlitzer concert or a show in the Chaffee Planetarium.


All tickets include admission to the event and dinner. Dinner will include salad, Pad Thai (gluten free/vegan), mac & cheese, spaghetti & meatballs, bread and a Pepsi product.


Advance purchase of tickets is strongly suggested as the event sells out each year. Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $25 per person for the program. All proceeds from the event benefit the programs and exhibitions at the GRPM. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit


Museum members will have the advantage of early entrance at 5:30 p.m. and fast and easy check-in. For additional information on becoming a member of the GRPM please visit


Night at Your Museum is sponsored by: Adventure Credit Union, Noodles & Company, and Pepsi.


Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit