Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: Dinosaur and TOYS! Visitors can make their own themed snowflakes and punched tin take home crafts, play a variety of games and more!

Historic LEGO Display

See historic Grand Rapids like never before, built from LEGOs. The 1925-era display, complete with operating trams will showcase what Grand Rapids looked like during the early 20th century, including a section of the Grand River, the Morton Hotel and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation building – a former brewery.

Visitors to the Museum will be able to view this special holiday LEGO recreation now through January 18, 2019. It is on display in the Streets of Old Grand Rapids exhibition, and included with general admission. Built by the West Michigan LEGO Train Club.

NEW This Year – Herpolsheimer’s Child Passenger Train

Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a community favorite on display – the Herpolsheimer’s Child Passenger Train. The Train will be on display from Saturday, November 17 through January 18 with the Museums holiday décor and displays, and will be included with general admission to the Museum.

Santa and Elf Hunt

Find 15 historic Santas from around the World in Streets of Old Grand Rapids, and 12 elves hidden throughout the 3 floors of the Museum. The Santa & Elf Hunt is included with general admission.

Let it Snow Planetarium Show

Running November 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunnifng multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery and special effects. Now playing at the Chaffee Planetarium at the GRPM through January 6, and tickets are $4 each with general admission to the Museum, free to Museum members and $5 each for planetarium only tickets. For more information and show times, visit


Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Cost: Standard admission applies
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Grand Rapids Public Museum
Organization: Grand Rapids Public Museum
Organizer Phone: (616) 929-1700
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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