John Ball Zoo hosting a Party for the Planet

The zoo will host a pre-Earth Day-related event this weekend.

Fifth Third Bank matching donations to John Ball Zoo’s conservation program

John Ball Zoo said it is continuing a matching partnership with Fifth Third Bank that will help guests double their donation to its Round Up for Conservation program.

Observe the night skies

Are you ready to take a trip without leaving Grand Rapids?The James C. Veen Observatory might be the ticket for a faraway journey.
Meijer Gardens outdoor concert series. Photo by Tony Norkus

Meijer Gardens announces 2021 events

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park released its 2021 calendar of events, which include exhibitions, guest speakers and concerts.

MMA transforms holiday event

Instead of the annual Festival of Trees, the Muskegon Museum of Arts is collaborating with downtown businesses and organizations to host a new version of the holiday event called Festival of Wreaths, which will be held outside from Nov. 24 - Dec. 6. 

GRPM offers virtual and in-person educational programs

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is offering virtual and in-person programs to schools, homeschools, learning pods and the public during the 2020-21 school year. 

African painted dogs are on the move

Four male African painted dogs at Binder Park Zoo now have a new home at the Houston Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan through the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

Zoo welcomes a long-awaited baby chick

For the first time in 21 years, a pair of marabou storks, Ruthie and Irving, delivered a new stork chick at the Binder Park Zoo. 

Museums + Attractions: April 2020

Museums and attractions listings and highlights.

Museums + Attractions: March 2020

Museums and attractions listings and highlights.
The Difficult Walk

Ford Museum showing civil rights collection ‘The Continual Struggle’

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be displaying a collection meant to elicit emotions related to race-based injustice in America history.
GRPM Game Night

A (game) night at the museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with LaughFest, City Built Brewing Company and Blue Bridge Games to bring the popular Game Night back to the museum on Friday, March 13.
Ford Foundation Warrior Dogs

Wounded warrior dogs exhibit coming to Ford museum

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is set to host the traveling exhibit “Wounded Warrior Dogs Project & K9 War Stories.”

Museums + Attractions: February 2020

Museums and attractions listings and highlights

Butterflies returning to Meijer Gardens

The butterflies are blooming again.

Museum’s Concert Under the Stars series returns with Coffin Problem

Experience a light show and a concert at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Explore space at Roger That! celebration downtown

A weekend of events focused on space exploration, honoring NASA astronaut in the Apollo program and Grand Rapids native Roger Chaffee, is returning next month.

Museum hosting free MLK day

A local museum will be hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration.

Museum features children’s book illustrators

If children’s book illustrations are your thing, a trip to the lakeshore might be in order.

Lecture explores Lake Michigan shipwrecks

Ever wander along Lake Michigan’s shores and find what looks like pieces of an old boat?




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