Text: Karla Jeltema
Inspired learning through play and discovery will once again be within grasp when the Grand Rapids Public Museum in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan opens its doors July 6, 2020 to the general public.
While several things at the museum have changed, having fun and learning still reign. Upon entering, guests will note the requirements for social distancing and capacity limits, as well as wearing face masks. Advanced ticketing on line at grpm.org is also highly recommended in order to avoid capacity limitations.
The popular “Bodies Revealed” exhibit remains and runs through September 27, 2020, allowing visitors to learn about their own bodies and ultimately teach about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s “TOYS!” exhibit will run through mid-August, with minor changes to its programming, such as removing hands-on games and playhouse for safety reasons. The arcade and toys throughout the generations will remain available for children and adults alike to rekindle imagination and memories.
Sign-up for the virtual Curious Summer Camps, which began June 15, 2020 and will run through August 2020, for youth aged pre-kindergarten through ninth grade can also be found at grpm.org/campcurious.
Later this year, Grand Rapids Public Museum will debut its much-anticipated “Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO Bricks” on Nov. 7, 2020.
While the Museum Café and Curiosity Shop will also open July 6, the Planetarium will remain closed until further notice.
Photos courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum