The Museum’s Immerse program provides a completely immersive, week-long learning experience for students in schools from the West Michigan region. The experience is crafted and led by the visiting teachers, leveraging the interpretive exhibition spaces, Museum artifacts, and various Museum-created programs. Immerse is intended to help students jump start their development as problem solvers, innovators, storytellers, and empathetic contributors who value diversity.




“A week at the museum offered students an authentic and engaging learning experience. Students were eager, active participants and had so much fun they almost forgot they were at school” – Kelly Wegenka, CA Frost (GRPS) 5th grade parent.


Immerse is supported by Consumers Energy Foundation and the Sebastian Foundation.

Immerse 2017/2018 school year

Applications for the 2017/2018 school year are now open! The Museum will host 45 classrooms grades 2-8.


Immerse 2016/2017 school year

Applications for the 2016/2017 school year have been filled! The Museum will host 45 classrooms grades 2-8.


Immerse 2015/2016 school year

For the 2015/2016 school year,  45 classrooms grades 2 – 8 from West Michigan participated.


 Immerse 2014/2015 school year

For the 2014/2015 school year, there were 24 classrooms from the Grand Rapids Public School 5th grade classes, as well as 24 classrooms from the Kent Intermediate School District grades 2 – 8. KISD IMMERSE Funding provided by the DTE Energy Foundation.

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Immerse in the Media

Immerse Teacher Resources

Teacher Resource Guides

Available Guided Programs

Community Archives and Research Center

Planetarium Options

Immerse Teacher Orientation Packet