Museum expansion project underway

A bevy of city and regional leaders gathered today to celebrate the expansion of an institution that has been a cornerstone of the Grand Rapids community for nearly 170 years. 

Celebratory kick-off to museum construction

Grand Rapids Public Museum will host an expansion kick-off celebration on Monday, Oct. 30 in the facility's Meijer Theater, 272 Pearl St NW.

‘Forest of Dreams’ now open to explore

A new exhibition at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park features works by 15 celebrated artists from around the world.

Brick by interlocking brick

A new exhibition at Grand Rapids Art Museum centers around some familiar interlocking plastic bricks that kids of all ages can appreciate.

$50M museum expansion packed with purpose

A Grand Rapids City Commission vote yesterday will pave the way for a $50 million expansion at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Caledonia lavender farm extends season

A Caledonia farm offering lavender products will open its doors for the first time to fall visitors. 

Zoo announces better-than-ever ‘Boo’

John Ball Zoo has announced dates for its annual Zoo Goes Boo event.

Music Center Commemorates Milestone

St. Cecilia Music Center and the Grand Rapids Chamber held a special ceremony to commemorate the organization’s 140th anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Celebrate the magic of meerkats

The meerkat mob is taking over John Ball Zoo this Labor Day weekend as part of a  three-day animal conservation celebration.

25 years of chrysanthemums!

An annual exhibit in its 25th year will soon open at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Zoo celebrates attendance milestone

One of the most attended cultural attractions in Michigan recently reached a milestone.

Panel planned to discuss ‘Overcoming Hateful Things’

The Grand Rapids Public Museum will host a diversity panel discussion on Sunday, August 13 at 3 p.m. in the museum's Meijer Theater.

World-class FMG recognized as nation’s best sculpture park

It seems like every other week we are alerted to how awesome our city is by some sort of nationwide poll. Recently, a Grand Rapids attraction was added to a USA Today 10Best list, this time coming in at number one.

Museum boasts new free exhibits for summer fun

Have you ever wanted to touch the real fossilized bones or the teeth of these long-extinct creature?

Places to get creative

Soon the kids will be out of school and the halls will reverberate with echos of "I'm bored" and "What are we going to do today?"

Air Zoo to offer rides on historic transport plane

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience this Memorial Day weekend? Take a ride on "Hairless Joe," a C-47 transport plane that moved thousands of allied troops during WWII. 

9 Lake Michigan lighthouses to visit in 2023

We have within a few hours’ drive of Grand Rapids some of the most unique scenery on the planet.

Program offers insight on upcoming solar eclipse

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association will host a special presentation on the upcoming 2024 total solar eclipse.

Fashion statement

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University will partner in presenting a fashion show and...

Program sheds new light on ‘Mounds’

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is home to more than 250,000 artifacts that tell the unique history of Kent County. It is also responsible for protecting the site known as the Norton Mounds...