Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces 
2017 Night at Your Museum Event

Grand Rapids, MI – See your favorite characters come to life at the Night at Your Museum event hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) on Wednesday, December 27 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 drama that unfolds as characters from the Museum’s exhibits come to life. Guests can take a ride on the Spillman Carousel, hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ and see the holiday planetarium show in, Let it Snow, in the Chaffee Planetarium. The evening will culminate with Medieval knights dueling with swords.

Advance purchase of tickets is strongly suggested as the event sells out each year. Tickets are on 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 

The Royal Dinner

Make your evening even more special by having dinner with the royals! The characters people love the most come to life in this exciting addition to the GRPM’s popular Night at Your Museum program. At this unique prequel to the night’s main event, you will learn about castle life and what it takes to be a Knight of the Realm. Tickets for this dinner are $45 and include admission to the Night at Your Museum program. Dinner begins at 4:45 p.m. Limited tickets available.

New this year, tickets to the GRPM’s traveling exhibit Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids will be available during Night at Your Museum! A special additional for the entire family to learn about the myths and legends from around the world. Greeted by a larger-than-life dragon, see and learn about mythical creatures from the sea, land and air! Tickets are an additional $4 per person, $2 per member.

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

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