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Grand Rapids Public Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Better than expected

We visited to see the special Dinosaur exhibit. The extra cost to get into the special event was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelleincadillac
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Cadillac, Michigan
Awesome museum

We went there w our 3 children for just about 1.5-2 hours and it was perfect. Very family friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tater74
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5351
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited to see the special Dinosaur exhibit. The extra cost to get into the special event was not worth it. We were disappointed. The overall museum was well worth the cost I just wouldn't have added on the special exhibit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelleincadillac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there w our 3 children for just about 1.5-2 hours and it was perfect. Very family friendly, clean, not too crowded. Everyone enjoyed it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tater74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience for children and Adults! Live presentations and activities for young and old. Exhibits are awesome and staff always helpful! Also enjoy our trips to the museum!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rebecca12481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my 11yr old grandson to museum...we had so much fun. Both Dinosar and Toy exhibit have some hands on. We had do much fun playing the old pinball and video games....bring lots of quarters. Plus if you live in Kent county discount admission and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the kids (7 and 11) without much knowledge of museum. The kids are museum fanatics and the public museum did not disappoint! We were there for 4 hours including a planetarium show and did not see it all before we had to leave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a family membership to the GRPM and visit often. Temporary exhibits can be a bit hit-or-miss, but often they are quite good. Our kids love going. It’s a quirky little place, but that’s one of the things they like about it. They always...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 205JamieR205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for all. So many wonderful learning opportunities. All ages will be amazed. Time slips away.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bradley B
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Lot's of fun for the kids. We really enjoyed the historic city walk. Eye candy for all. Not that big - you can see the whole museum in less than a day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank prodigaleric
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

I currently have a membership at the GRPM. I usually go to attend the shows in the planetarium. However my children age 9 and 13 have already outgrown this Museum. It seems to appeal more to younger children or perhaps adults. There is currently a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moana08
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The museum is big, so give yourself time. You will need an afternoon for sure. They also have a planetarium, so check show times for that. That is not included in the admission, neither are the "special" exhibits that they highlight from time to time,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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HeyKristineKay
11 February 2019|
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Response from MSUgreen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. They stamp your hand or put a paper band around your wrist.
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Etonian30
25 September 2018|
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Response from jdadavis12 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any parking available for buses or RVs in and around the museum.
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Response from Sara K | Reviewed this property |
There are many great places to eat. I’ve never eaten at the museum but depending what you are looking for... there are tons of options downtown, walking distance, or you can always Lyft!
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