Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Registration is Open for Science Night at the Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that registration is open to host a science booth at this year’s Science Night at the Museum taking place on Tuesday, April 18.

For the second year, the GRPM is proud to serve as the West Michigan Hub for Michigan State University’s SciFest Month. As a participant of this statewide science festival, the Museum will host a variety of science activities for all ages, including Science Night at the Museum, a PubScience experience and an astronomy night! Entrance is free at all of these events.

The GRPM is inviting local and regional researchers, students and faculty to host a hands-on table display related to their research or field of study at the Museum during Science Night at the Museum, taking place on Tuesday, April 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. The vision is to have lab groups or individuals putting together innovative ways to engage the public and communicate their research to the community.

A cash award will be given for the most innovative and hands-on interpretation of their research. One winner will be chosen by public vote and a second chosen by the Museum’s education staff.

Applications are open now through February 10 and can be found at

The MSU Science Festival is a multi-day series of events that highlight science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Special events are held across the state with a concentration of activities in the East Lansing and Detroit areas. The MSU Science Festival features talks, demonstrations, tours, open houses, guest speakers, and hands-on activities for lifelong learners of all ages. The MSU Science Festival is proudly coordinated and produced by Michigan State University, working together with professionals and educators across the state to bring Michigan communities an opportunity to experience “Science Live!”

For more information on MSU’s Statewide Science Festival, please visit For information regarding Grand Rapids specific events please visit