Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange offers free admissions

The Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange will be offering free admissions to members of six cultural attractions for the month of October.

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. 

Museum features children’s book illustrators

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

John Ball Zoo begins study on potential aquarium

John Ball Zoo will conduct a joint study with Kent County and the city of Muskegon to decide where to build an aquarium in West Michigan.

John Ball Zoo goes ‘boo’ on Halloween

An annual Halloween event will return to John Ball Zoo for two weekends. 
Meijer Gardens outdoor concert series. Photo by Tony Norkus

Meijer Gardens reveals 2022 schedule

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park released its 2022 calendar of events, exhibits, shows and concerts.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts piece from Natural Forms exhibit

Museums + Attractions: January 2020

Museums and attractions listings and highlights

Children’s museum closes, prepares for grand opening of new exhibits

Two new exhibits are coming to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum this fall. 

Bank cardholders to receive free admissions to museums

Bank of America, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank credit and debit card holders can receive free general admission to two local museums on Oct. 2-3, courtesy of its Museums on US program.

Experience the magical world of Bugs

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

Museums & Attractions: August 2019

Museums and attractions listings and highlights

$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.

Cultural History Center to host indigenous clay workshop

CultureWorks and the Outdoor Discovery Center are partnering to host an indigenous clay workshop.

Museum to display holiday exhibits

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is welcoming the holiday season with new exhibits and activities.

John Ball Zoo hosting a Party for the Planet

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

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.

GRPM to host lecture on sensory needs of autism

In partnership with the Grand Rapids Community College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Grand Rapids Public Museum will host a lecture entitled Understanding Different Kinds of Minds and Sensory Needs by Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids.

Orchestra to perform at Gilmore Car Museum

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will make an appearance at the Gilmore Car Museum for an evening of classical music featuring a guest soprano. 

Ivy House to host grand opening

A garden-themed event venue in Saugatuck will commemorate its grand opening.
Meijer Gardens outdoor concert series. Photo by Tony Norkus

Meijer Gardens reveals music club lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park released its 2022 Tuesday concert series schedule and announced its expansion. 

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