Museum to showcase new exhibits

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum

A local museum is celebrating the holidays with a series of events for families.

Grand Rapids Public Museum will host Snowflake Break, a variety of activities and exhibits, from Dec. 17-Jan. 30 at the museum at 272 Pearl St. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

Other exhibits currently on display are “POPnology,” “Bats: Masters of the Night” and a Grand Rapids LEGO Bricks display. Current activities are Santa and Elf Hunt, Let it Snow Planetarium Show and Mighty Wurlitzer Holiday Organ Concerts.

“Snowflake Break at the museum is the perfect experience for families seeking fun activities to do during the holiday break,” said Kate Kocienski, the museum’s vice president of marketing and public relations. “We’re pleased to offer reduced admission for Kent County residents every day, including free admission for kids 17 and under. Snowflake Break is an ideal time for local families to take advantage of these benefits to explore, learn and create lifelong holiday memories.”

The museum will host Snowflake Break Camps Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20-30. Children will have the opportunity to be creative through design challenges in “Dream it, Build it LEGO Bricks,” explore cultures from around the world through artifact investigation in “Holidays Across the Globe” and uncover connections between plants, animals and environments around West Michigan in “Zoology Adventures.”

“Let it Snow Planetarium Show” now is playing until Jan. 2. The show features songs from Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It also includes a multimedia finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The songs are accompanied by thematic animation, laser imagery and special effects.

The Mighty Wurlitzer Holiday Organ concert series will be from Dec. 17-18. Organist Dave Wickerham will perform holiday music along with the GRPM’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ.

More information is available here.

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