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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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Still something new after all these years

John Ball Zoo still starts with free playgrounds; picnic tables and a pond to watch the swans from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cardinal988
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Fun for all ages

The museum has its standard, but varied, offerings as well as traveling exhibits which are always... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“king tut” (32 reviews)
“carousel ride” (15 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

John Ball Zoo still starts with free playgrounds; picnic tables and a pond to watch the swans from the shore or rent a boat. Next is the statue of John and the traditional kids climb all over him for a picture. Inside there are lots...More

Thank cardinal988
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum has its standard, but varied, offerings as well as traveling exhibits which are always interesting. Fun for families and dates.

Thank imkaced
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The GRPM remains our family's favorite annual museum membership! Parking is easy and there are so many great things to see there, both fixed and traveling exhibits. The layout makes the space feel open, and even a bit magical. The carousel is beautiful, day or...More

Thank M G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An alphabet theme ties the lovely but random collections of this museum together. For instance, their old money and coin collection was under the letter "N" (Numismatics--"the study or collection of money.") I highly recommend spending a few moments looking at the "summary" exhibit (right...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the traveling exhibits that come to GRPM. You pay extra, but completely worth it! I took my 3 year old nephew and he had a blast. There were so many things to touch and interact with.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liz and the team at the museum are some of the best people we have worked with in the events industry. The many events we work at the museum are always met with a positivity and professionalism that is expected at such a great venue....More

Thank TJ S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time for whole family. Space exhibit was awesome and interactive. Learned a lot about West Michigan. Great museum. Would visit again!

Thank bmac1309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Rapids Public Museum offers plenty of detailed and educational exhibits to appease virtually any visitor. The entire museum is well laid out with an incredible amount of detail placed into each area of the building. For the price, I highly recommend stopping by.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love visiting the GRPM. Who doesn't love the carousel and exhibits? My favorite was Titanic. We're looking forward to the 4th of July celebration this year!

Thank KNSchwa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous museum situated on the banks of the Grand River...Carousel is fun for all ages. But the truth be known I still miss some of the old display's from the museum I grew up with.

1  Thank 982pamb
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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
10 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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