As previously seen at the GRPM
The following exhibitions were previously on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
The Discovery of King Tut recreated the awe and marvel of the moment of discovery. This exhibit transported visitors back to 1922 to see the tomb of the boy king as Howard Carter and his team first saw it.
Through the Eyes of Weidenaar, commemorated the works of local artist and internationally renowned print maker, Reynold Weidenaar.
Real Pirates tells the true story of the Whydah – a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago. The exhibition featured treasure chests filled with coins from all over the world, including authentic coins that visitors could touch, pirate dress items, daily objects used aboard the ship jewelry and technically advanced weaponry of the time.
See uniforms, weapons, photographs, letters, and more from the Museum’s vast collection.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum curates a rewarding experience each year with great, approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity, and a sense of humor. The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Van Andel Museum Center is opened as an outdoor venue only for 2014. Pieces were located on the grounds near the Grand River, and the front and back lawn.
This limited time exhibition featured architectural masterpieces recreated with LEGO® bricks by Certified Lego Professional Adam Reed Tucker. The exhibition also included areas for Museum visitors to build their own creations with LEGO® bricks.
With over 70 Makers and 4,000 visitors over two days, the first annual GR Maker Faire was a success. Makers showcased robotics, 3D printing, knitting, explosions and more!
This comprehensive exhibition explored the exciting discovery of feathered dinosaurs and their connection to modern day birds.
More than 150 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field were showcased, offering a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers.
Visitors learned how inclement weather combined with bad decisions, poor design, and bad luck can end in tragedy in this dynamic exhibition.
Billed as “miniatures possessing a monumental presence,” these diminutive chairs invoked a world in which fantasy and imagination triumph over practical function.
Including 20 thought-provoking and interactive exhibits, visitors experienced the physical, psychological and scientific challenges of traveling to and living on the Red Planet.
Flashbacks of 1950’s social circles were shown throughout this exhibit.
Visitors saw fan favorites from the Museum’s permanent archives on display throughout the holiday season.
In this phenomenal exhibition about the amazing and complex machine we call the human body, more than a dozen full- body human specimens and hundreds of organs were respectfully displayed to tell the story of the miraculous systems at work within each of us.
Visitors got up close and personal with a larger-than-life praying mantis, stick insect, caterpillar, locust and more.
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion showcased 40 life-sized and fully operational artifacts grouped into four sections based upon applications linked to the elements of air, water, land and fire.