february, 2018

17feballdayRoger That! Public Celebration(All Day: saturday)


Event Details

On Saturday, February 17, join the GRPM to celebrate space exploration and the life of Roger B. Chaffee through exciting and educational exhibitions and activities taking place throughout the day.

At 11:00 a.m. in the Meijer Theater, former astronaut Guion “Guy” Bluford will present Flying in Space: The Space Shuttle and Beyond. Bluford flew four missions for NASA from 1983-1992, and is best known as the first African American to fly in space, during his first flight, STS-8, on the Challenger. After retiring from service as an astronaut in 1993, Bluford entered the business world, and he continues to give talks throughout the country about his experiences with NASA and the future of America’s space program.

Tickets to Guy Bluford are $10 for general public and $2 for Museum members, and include general admission to the Museum for the day! 

As part of this celebration, all planetarium shows on February 17 will be $2 off!

Chaffee Planetarium show schedule:

11:00 a.m. – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
12:00 p.m. – Star Lore
1:00 p.m. – Subatomic: Detecting the Unseen
2:00 p.m. – Dynamic Earth
3:00 p.m. – Under Frozen Skies
4:00 p.m. – Violent  Universe




All Day (Saturday)


Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504