Downtown museum offering 'free day'
A downtown museum is offering free admission later this month, thanks to a local agricultural organization.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum, or GRPM, will grant the public free admission to tour the most of the museum on March 18 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The free admission is being sponsored by the Kent County Farm Bureau.
The one-day event will provide agricultural activities from Kent County Farm Bureau and feature artifacts from the GRPM collections.
“On behalf of more than 1,200 Kent County farmers, Kent County Farm Bureau is excited to welcome our city family and friends to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see agriculture in action,” said Jim May, board president, Kent County Farm Bureau.
People of all ages can learn about many core and traveling exhibits that will allow them to re-visit the streets of old Grand Rapids, re-live 19th-century downtown Grand Rapids and experience West Michigan wildlife.
Visitors can also travel to the “Water’s Extreme Journey” exhibit and learn about water conservation by becoming water droplets entering an experimental maze.
“Thanks to Kent County Farm Bureau, we are excited to offer the community the chance to explore the museum free of charge again this year,” said Kate Moore, VP of marketing and PR, GRPM.
There is a fee for visitors who would like to experience the “Dragons Unicorns & Mermaids” exhibit, planetarium shows and the museum’s 1928 Spillman Carousel.
The admission fee to experience the interactive “Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids” exhibit is $12 per adult and $7 for children.