Make a Donation

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Join us in continuing to make the Grand Rapids Public Museum a vital community resource that inspires curiosity and learning through groundbreaking educational programs, world class exhibits and entertaining events to the West Michigan community. We depend on the support of friends like you to keep inspiring curiosity for thousands of people each year.

Annual Fund


Donations to the GRPM Annual Fund makes an incredible difference in the lives of our visitors every day. Your donation allows for inspiring moments happen here each day such as providing a planetarium show to an elementary school class, preserving an ancient artifact or continuing to provide educator-led programs to our visitors.



Join our Curiosity Club


An investment of $1,000 or more in GRPM’s Annual Fund makes you a member of the exclusive Curiosity Club, and gives the West Michigan community and beyond the opportunity to “Be Curious.”

Curiosity Club members have the distinction of being the GRPM’s most generous annual contributors, leading the way to sustain the Museum as an invaluable community institution.



LEARNERS | $1,000

Each day the GRPM impacts the lives of our visitors through learning opportunities. Whether it’s a planetarium show or educational program, new exhibit or family event. Your Learners gift helps to provide free admission passes to low-income, under-served members of the community that might not otherwise be able to visit the Museum.


Inspire more than 1,200 students in the week long Immerse program for K-12 school students to connect the past with the present. Your Connector’s gift contributes to the support of two of the forty Immerse educational programs held during the school year.


Support the installation of new exhibits that celebrate our diverse collection of artifacts and present hands-on, experiential learning. Your Presenters gift helps with the material costs of one pop-up exhibit or experience making our collection available to the community.


Ensure more than 100,000 children annually have the opportunity to learn about science, history and culture through interpretive programs such as teacher-led educational programs, Curiosity Labs and more. Your Interpreters gift helps to support the development and implementation of these quality programs for 1,500 children.

EXPLORERS | $10,000

Presenting the world beyond our own, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium provides over 60,000 visitors with diverse programs that explore other galaxies. Your Explorers gift makes one new show possible.

KEEPERS | $15,000

Help preserve and care for more than 250,000 artifacts in the GRPM Collections. Your Keepers gift keeps the collections storage facility operating for one week.

Benefits of being a Curiosity Club member.

All Curiosity Club members automatically receive these primary level benefits:

  • Free Family Membership to the Museum which includes free general admission, planetarium shows and carousel rides, discounted or free special exhibit admission, parking passes, access to more than 340 other museums nationwide and more
  • Invitations to Museum-hosted events specially for Curiosity Club members
  • Networking opportunities with Museum leadership, fellow Curiosity Club members, and other members of the Museum family
    Updates on Museum happenings
  • Signature “Curiosity Club Member” lapel pin
  • Name recognition on the GRPM’s donor wall and annual report


Interested in becoming a member of the Curiosity Club?

Contact Suzie Blake, Donor Relations Director, by calling 616.929.1704 or emailing her at

The Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Your contributions are tax deductible less the fair market value of any benefits you receive.