Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces New Ticketing Experience

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) recently announced a new ticketing experience coming to the Museum on July 1, 2019.

Using this new ticketing system creates a faster and easier way to access memberships, purchase tickets and visit the GRPM. Visitors can expect to quickly and conveniently plan their visit, getting tickets ahead of time or at the door. The new system focuses on a digital experience, using digital membership cards and tickets for everyone, and still allowing printed tickets and receipts if preferred.

“This switch to a new, customized platform will give members and visitors alike a better website experience to pre-purchase tickets before visiting, as well as a faster and better experience at the Museum’s front desk and other point of sale stations throughout the Museum,” said Kate Kocienski, VP of Marketing and PR at the GRPM. “Changes like this are crucial for ensuring the best experience for more than 250,000 visitors annually, and allow us to move to a more digital experience and having a greener impact on the environment.”

Current memberships and purchased tickets will still be valid for use.

The Museum will be cutting back on their carbon footprint by lowering the amount of paper being printed and mailed, and increasing the convenience of visiting.

Those interested in visiting the Museum, purchasing a membership and trying out the new system can do so beginning Monday, July 1.

Simultaneously the GRPM is excited to extend membership benefits even further! Museum members will receive free parking in the GRPM parking ramp on every visit beginning Monday, July 1. Previously members received 2 parking passes annually with their membership.

GRPM memberships are a great value in the community, with exciting benefits and affordable pricing. Members receive free general admission to the Museum, free planetarium shows, discounts to events and special exhibitions, and reciprocal benefits with other Museums and science centers. Membership prices will be increasing by $10 per level, with family and grandparent memberships starting at just $75, which include up to two adults and all kids aged 17 and under in a household. For a full list of member benefits and to join, please visit

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting The Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit