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GRPM
Fundraisers

The Museum hosts several annual fundraising events to benefit the work of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 

GRPM
Luncheon

This luncheon brings individuals together to explore how the Museum brings interactive and engaging programming alive to tell the stories of West Michigan and the impact that the Grand Rapids Public Museum is making on the community.

Legacy Awards
Gala

The Museum’s largest fundraiser, The Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala, honors outstanding leaders throughout West Michigan who have inspired others with their personal and professional investments in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan communities past, present, and future.

Museum Adventure After Dark

A chance to delight in discovery again at this first-of-its-kind Museum evening. Attendees participate in guided or self-guided activities on several subjects from space to paleontology, enjoy curated cocktails and elevated snacks, and explore all three floors of the Museum…at night!

Closure Notice.

The Museum will be closed on Sunday, March 31 for the Easter Holiday. 

Carousel Update.

The Spillman Carousel is currently closed while we are undergoing riverfront construction. The Carousel will re-open Spring of 2025.

Carousel Update

The 1928 Spillman Carousel is closed while we undergo riverfront construction. The carousel will re-open in the Spring of 2025.