Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Public Museum stands as one of the oldest of its kind in the country and has long been a quintessential local attraction dedicated to detailing the history of both the region and its people. Explore the facility's array of exhibits and collections dating back as far as 1854, as well a variety of other topics ranging from biology to aviation. Wander an immersive recreated street scene that depicts life in the city before the turn of the 20th century. You can also learn about the area's Native American history or simply marvel at the museum's holdings of nearly one million items, displayed periodically by topic. Be sure to check the website for information about upcoming temporary exhibits or special events. Work out when and for how long to visit Grand Rapids Public Museum and other Grand Rapids attractions using our handy Grand Rapids trip planner .
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  • The public museum is a place for all ages. My kids have loved it from toddler stage and are now 7/8 ages. Always make sure to check what new exhibits are touring and check those out in addition to you...  more »
  • We needed to kill a few hours while waiting for a concert. We picked here and had a great time! A little bit of something for everyone. Our 15 and 13 year old boys really enjoyed it also. Enjoyed the ...  more »
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  • What a beautiful museum! I loved taking my nephew for the dinosaur exhibit! I love how much Michigan history/wild life they have on display, with interactive learning for the kids, and adults. Their changing exhibits are a lot of fun. They also have free days, so look into that if you’re just wanting to check it out!
  • Wonderful place! Clean, fun, interesting, and great for big events! I have a lovely time each time I visit. The exhibits are always thorough, fascinating, and educational. The staff is great. Terrific museum.

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