West Michigan Habitats

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_0072A large, meandering exhibit that transports young and old alike through the natural environments of West Michigan. The life-like exhibits of mounted animals and plants in their natural settings must be seen to be believed.

  • Dioramas with light, sound, images and hands-on activities that kids can use to learn about fish in Lake Michigan, microscopic life in a drop of marsh water, fragile sand dune, wetland, and woods ecosystems and the impact of the lifestyle choices humans make that affect the natural environment.
  • The Kent Scientific Institute room is a re-creation of the Public Museum’s exhibit hall before 1900, with huge shells, fossils, minerals and exotic animal skeletons, including a mastodon replica in a Victorian period setting.

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