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Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5351
+1 616-929-1700
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Better for Older Children

Brought our three year old grandson here for the Mythical Creatures Exhibit but discovered the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue S
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Ortonville, Michigan
via mobile
Lots of great information!

Learned a lot about GR while visiting the museum today. Very well done and a little bit for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tradhunter
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Snook, Texas
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The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture. We have three floors of core and traveling exhibitions, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, a 1928 Spillman Carousel and a Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5351
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+1 616-929-1700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brought our three year old grandson here for the Mythical Creatures Exhibit but discovered the dragon at the opening was so life like he would not even go in. It is a great exhibit(I checked) but not for little ones. It is very well done...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learned a lot about GR while visiting the museum today. Very well done and a little bit for everyone. Good layout and flow from start to finish. Will need plenty of time if you are a reader.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my special needs 21 & 17 year old nieces to this museum and they enjoyed hours of amazement looking through all the exhibits. Everything is very well done for kids of all ages (including adults!). We have especially loved the special exhibits that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a family or just to go see for yourself. Worth the time to see while in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum for all ages. My husband and I went with my parents who are in their 70’s and we all enjoyed the museum’s various exhibits. It definitely has displays for young children too, so I wouldn’t hesitate to bring the whole...More

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GRPublicMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grand Rapids Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you and your family again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and wine expo at the Grand Rapids public museum is an event not to miss. The food and wine at this event is enough to bring a crowd in but the venue makes it extra special. The entire museum is full of food...More

Thank Jayme S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The museum combines local history with fun activities. Ride the carousel, pretend to go on a train ride in the streets of Grand Rapids, or check out the changing exhibits. There is always something new to see.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I brought my 14 yr old for the mythical creatures exhibit. We’ve been to this museum several times over the years, I like that they try to change out a few exhibits at a time. Anytime we come for a seasonal exhibit, there’s at least...More

Thank Chelsie T
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

A great museum to visit or to join if you live in the area and especially if you have children, lots of classes on fun things ie: Harry Potter Class on how to become a magician which lasted a week plus so many others, great...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Not overwhelming and lots of great exhibits for kids. Nice downtown area. Recommend going if you are in town.

Thank Gemkat13
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DianaUsher
16 November 2015|
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Response from GRPublicMuseum | Property representative |
Yes we will. The front desk is able to scan the tickets off your phone at our front desk.
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Lucy906
11 November 2015|
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Response from GRPublicMuseum | Property representative |
The Grand Rapids Public Museum has a parking ramp directly across from the Museum on Front Street. The parking ramp is run by the city and is $1.00 per hour of parking, with a $5.00 maximum. If you are looking for handicap... More
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dan h
4 October 2015|
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Response from GRPublicMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Dan, To visit "The Discovery of King Tut" on display through January 31, 2016, adults are $18, seniors $17, children 3-17 are $13, 2 and under are free. This pricing includes this blockbuster exhibition, admission into... More
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