Immersive Zoo exhibit celebrates Asian culture

The magical and immersive Grand Rapids Lantern Festival is returning to John Ball Zoo after its very successful inaugural debut last year.

$4 million more for museum expansion

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has secured $4 million in State funding from Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. for the Museum’s $50 million expansion project.

Experience the magical world of Bugs

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is encouraging visitors to check out bugs!

NEH gifts $500k for GRPM archives research center

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Immersive children’s exhibit full STEAM ahead

Grand Rapids Public Museum has announced an upcoming children’s exhibit set in the world of construction and home improvement. 

A tradition in ‘The East’

The candle-lit luminaries that line the streets of East Grand Rapids at Christmastime are truly a sight to behold. 

Tulip Festival of Lights

Windmill Island in Holland is lit...with a tulip field full of 1,000 bright, colorful blossoms!

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.

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