Spend Spring Break at the GRPM this year to enjoy live science shows, intriguing exhibits and planetarium shows, as well as festive food experience featuring a food truck from ART: Caribbean Fusion Cuisine along with an assortment of beverages and beer from City Built Brewing Company.
Explore larger-than-life sculptures made with more than 2 million LEGO® bricks in Sean Kenney's Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks. Included with general admission, analyze fossils from the last Ice Age in the Under the Arctic exhibit to learn about permafrost, as well as the people and the animals that live in this area, experience historic Grand Rapids made with LEGO® bricks and journey through three floors of core exhibits, with visitors favorites, West Michigan Habitats and the Streets of Old Grand Rapids.
Relax, recline and experience the incredible forces of our universe in the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium with shows for all ages and interests. This year, spring break shows will take place four times a day including titles: Incoming!, Under Starlit Skies, Escher’s Universe, One World, One Sky and The Queen Light Show.
Watch science come to life at Professor Wow’s live FUN-Believable Science Show! This interactive show puts the audience in the heart of the action by featuring highly visual demonstrations that explore the wonders of the universe, while encouraging a renowned sense of curiosity. Experience the fantastic 12-foot Foam Monster, the impossible Balloons in Orbit, the Super-Colossal Vortex Cannon and more. Shows will take place Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7 in the GRPM’s Meijer Theater at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Shows are $2 per person and must be purchased in addition to general admission. Limited capacity.
As a continuation of the GRPM’s Cultural Celebration, visitors can taste authentic and homestyle food from ART: Caribbean Fusion Cuisine food truck on Saturday, April 3 and Saturday, April 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. The food truck will be located outside the Museum’s main entrance in the turnaround pick up/parking area. City Built Brewing Company will be offering a selection of beverages and beer. Cash and card will be accepted by both businesses.
The Museum Cafe is open with prepackaged snacks, lunch items and drinks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
The Museum is partnering with Cherry Health - Westside Health Center and their EatPlayGrow early child outreach program. EatPlayGrow uses an evidence-based curriculum to teach young children, typically under the age of five, and their caregivers about nutrition and healthy habits.
Held on Saturdays beginning during Spring Break on April 3, parents and kids pre-k and younger can register to participate in the EatPlayGrow programs hosted at the GRPM. The class curriculum incorporates art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons. Classes will be held in small, eight-person groups and will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., lasting 1 hour. Classes are free with a general admission ticket purchase for the guardian; tickets must be reserved in advance at grpm.org.
EatPlayGrow will be held for 8 weeks at the GRPM.
EatPlayGrow is made possible because of the generosity of Kent County taxpayers and the voter-approved Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage.
Advance tickets required. Visit grpm.org
to purchase. Activities take place during the GRPM's normal hours of operation. The Museum will be closed April 4 for Easter