This giveaway brought to you by Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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 Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Planetarium is Just the Beginning of the Experience

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a favorite spot for area parents for good reason: there’s an endless amount of educational fun waiting on each floor. With a focus on science, history, and culture spanning three full floors for families to explore–there’s always something new to see, learn, and do at GRPM.

There truly is something for everyone here. While my toddler could spend the whole day playing in The Streets of Old Grand Rapids, my kindergartner would like to investigate every species in the West Michigan Habitats exhibit.

And their traveling exhibits are always fascinating for both students and adults alike.

A trip to the GRPM is what you make of it–and you can easily cater it to fit your family’s ages and stages.

Out of This World Fun at the Planetarium

One of my favorite parts about a visit to the GRPM is a stop at the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium! Relax, recline, and explore the galaxy from the comfort of your own planet. With the latest projection technology and surround sound, you’ll instantly be transported to a whole new world (or two).

The planetarium offers several shows a day ranging from space and science to entertainment.

(Pro tip: Pink Floyd light show or a Concert Under the Stars make for a great grown-up date).

Check the schedule and plan your visit accordingly!

More Details About the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is open daily and is located downtown at 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids.

General Admission does not include any speciality exhibits (like Bodies Revealed), the carousel, or the planetarium. West Michigan families love GRPM memberships which allow you to visit as often as you want at no charge (and members enjoy perks like free parking, free rides on the carousel, and free planetarium shows).

Enter to WIN

Enter for a chance to win a four-pack of fun at the Grand Rapids Public Museum including 4 general admission tickets, 4 planetarium tickets, and 4 passes to ride the carousel (valued at $52).

There are three ways to get entries in for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us who you would take on a trip to actual outer space and why.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” Grand Rapids Public Museum on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)

3. Get a third entry by sharing this giveaway with friends. Leave a third and final comment below telling us how you shared.


This giveaway will close on February 5, 2020 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: GRPM Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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