Become a Member

Be a Part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Museum members receive free general admission to the Museum, free planetarium shows, free admission to the Veen Observatory and free or reduced admission to special exhibits. Memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase, and are tax deductible.

*If purchasing a membership as a holiday gift, please note that cards take 2-3 weeks to process. Gift memberships purchased at the Museum’s front desk will receive a temporary gift membership card.


Additional Membership Benefits

  • Free carousel rides
  • 2 Free parking vouchers
  • 10% discount in the Curiosity Shop and Museum Cafe
  • Discounts on Camp Curious and Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • Advanced ticketing for Front Row for the Fireworks and Night at Your Museum
  • Travel Passport Program with ASTC Member Institutions – which includes free general admission to over 340 other museums nationwide!


Our family cannot say enough about our love for the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the value of purchasing an annual family membership. Our membership status has created an easy and affordable option for family outings, allowing us to spend hours exploring on the weekends, or the ease of visiting for an hour or two on a Tuesday evening.   Every exhibit is designed to be enjoyed by every generation; we have yet to experience an exhibit, from the remarkable special exhibits and events, to the permanent favorites, that do not offer something that appeals to each member of our family.  Our membership even goes on vacation with us thanks to the reciprocity agreement, providing us free admission to museums around the country.  The Grand Rapids Public Museum supports our interest in exploring, learning and building memories as a family.  -Annukka & Jeff Thelen


                                        Individual_Blue    DUAL_Blue
                                        Individual_1_Blue    DUAL_1_Blue
                                        Individual_2_Blue    DUAL_2_Blue
 Individual_3_Blue    DUAL_3_Blue
                                        Individual_4_Blue    DUAL_4_Blue



                                        FAMILY_Blue    GRANDPARENT_Blue


                                        FAMILY_2_Blue    GRANDPARENT_2_Blue
                                        FAMILY_3_Blue    GRANDPARENT_3_Blue
                                        FAMILY_4_Blue    GRANDPARENT_4_Blue




Please call 616.456.3977 to purchase senior & student individual memberships at a discounted price. Military discount is available for Museum memberships with military card. Memberships must be purchased at the GRPM front desk to receive our military discount.

The following ASTC museums fall within 90 miles (as the crow flies) of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and therefore are excluded from the ASTC reciprocal program. They are: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art – Midland, MI, Kingman Museum – Battle Creek, MI, Air Zoo – Portage, MI and USS Silversides Submarine Museum – Muskegon, MI. Please note that although Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing is within the 90 mile radius, they are included in the reciprocal program through a separate agreement. 


*Memberships are not applicable for group booking discounts.