The Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of our family’s favorite places to visit. I love that they offer something wonderful for each of my kids, despite their age differences. We always love our time spent at the museum and I highly recommend them for your next family outing. If you’re looking for something special to celebrate Independence Day, check out this great opportunity!
The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s annual Independence Day fundraiser offers a great evening’s worth of entertainment, discovery and fun. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 5 to coincide with the City’s Celebration on the Grand and annual patriotic fireworks tribute.
The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. In addition to a front row seating for the fireworks, the night will include: Wurlitzer Organ concerts stirring patriotic melodies in the Meijer Theater, exciting live night sky shows in the newly renovated Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, rides on our famous 1928 Spillman Carousel, as well as a unique museum-wide scavenger hunt for the family. Please note, the museum will close at 4 p.m. July 5 and re-open at 6:30 p.m.
The Museum Café will serve a Meal Deal for $5.00, featuring hot dogs, bratwurst and pizza. Ice cream and other treats will also be available for purchase. At dusk, visitors can head outside to the carousel walkway or the enclosed lawn seating area or stay inside the Museum in air-conditioned comfort to have an amazing view of the fireworks as they burst over the Grand River.
Member ticket sales ($10/adults and $5/children) began at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. Ticket sales open to the general public ($15/ adults and $7.50/children) on June 9. For tickets, visit www.grpm.org, call 616.456.3977 or stop by the Museum’s front desk. Proceeds from this event support exhibits and programs of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again working with Bethany Christian Services, Lutheran Social Services, West Michigan Ronald McDonald House and D.A. Blodgett Homes to bring kids, who might otherwise not be able to attend, downtown to the museum to enjoy the festivities. Ticket purchasers may sponsor a child with a $10 event/meal ticket donation. For details, please call 616.456.3977.