The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a living monument of artifacts, ideas and stories told through exhibitions, events and educational programming that examine and interpret our humanity and our environment.


The Museum is accessible for all visitors. The Museum includes an elevator allowing guests to access all floors of the facility. Wheelchairs are available, free of charge, from the front desk on a first come, first serve basis.

Museum Photo Policy

Museum visitors may take personal photographs or video for private/noncommercial use throughout most areas of the Museum.

Personal photography or video is not allowed:

  • In some special exhibitions, areas designated as “No Photography,” or of works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions
  • If interfering with other guests’ museum experience (No lamps, cords, flashes, tripods, professional cameras or recording equipment).
  • Photographs taken for personal use may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.  The Grand Rapids Public Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.  


“Best Small City Museum in the Nation”
The GRPM is top notch in Quality and traveling international exhibits. The King Tut exhibit is currently their. Past exhibits include Titanic, Princess Dianna, Dead Sea Scrolls, etc. They have a family friendly Night at the museum exhibit where everything comes alive during the Christmas new Year season as well. There is something for everyone and it is definitely state of the art in presentation. I would recommend this to anyone visiting or to the locals who’ve never attended. -Visited May 2015

“Fun for everyone!”
I’ve been to the GR Public Museum many times with various friends and family members. Most recently my daughter and I went to the King Tut exhibit which we found facinating! We had our photo taken at the end of the exhibition – and purchased both poses – they were a perfect way to remember our day. We ended our visit with a ride on the carousel. Fun day! – Visited May 2015

Been to Grand Rapids many times and never ventured into the museum. But since we were in Grand Rapids, I wanted to see the King Tut exhibit that is being housed there. The museum is amazing without the King Tut exhibit. Wonderfully displayed items and kid-friendly with the A, B, C’s wound through the museum. Adults would enjoy the displays and variety of them. Many things are covered: military, early Grand Rapids, animals, Native American displays–wonderful. – Visited June 2015



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