Grand Rapids Public Museum to introduce new exhibit during Back to the Future Day

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POPnology will feature the iconic DeLorean time machine from "Back to the Future." Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is inviting the public to celebrate a cult classic sci-fi movie as it rolls out a new exhibit.

The museum will host an all-day celebration of the film “Back to the Future,” while unveiling its new travel exhibit, called “POPnology,” on Thursday, Oct. 21.

“The museum works to create unique opportunities to make our experience fun and engaging for visitors,” said Kate Kocienski, GRPM’s vice president of marketing and public relations. “Celebrating Back to the Future Day in conjunction with our current ‘POPnology’ exhibit, is a great way to encourage sci-fi fans to get creative and experience this fantastic exhibit that is full of hands-on learning activities about technology, invention and innovation.”

Visitors can dress as their favorite “Back to the Future” movie character. The interactive exhibit will explore science, technology, engineering and more. It also will feature the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from the movie.

Guests will be able to build a rocket to launch to Mars, take pictures near the DeLorean, race against time to work faster than a robot, pose for a photo in the photo booth “with out-of-this-world backdrops, equipped with free image downloads” and more.

All visitors will be offered a discount admission price of $2 per person for the event. Visitors who dress up can show off their costumes at the museum’s front desk to receive free entry.

Admissions include the GRPM’s newest exhibit, Bats: Masters of the Night, as well as three floors of exhibits to explore science, history and culture.

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