Grand Fish, Grand River

With LIVE Lake Sturgeon!

Grand River, Grand Fish explores how the Great Lakes region’s largest and oldest fish, the Lake Sturgeon, once found in great abundance, is now a threatened species in our watersheds. The exhibit takes visitors through the connections to Native Americans, fishing history in the region and current science. Using artifacts from the GRPM Collections, along with the two live sturgeon, it will tie together the cultural, historical and scientific connections and explore rehabilitation efforts for this species in the Grand River and throughout the Great Lakes region.

Lake Sturgeon live along the rocky bottoms of our lakes and rivers, and are an important environmental indicator for the health of our ecosystem. These fish have fossil ancestors that from the Early Jurassic Period – the age of the dinosaurs. Lake Sturgeon have affected the region historically and culturally and still do today.

Grand River, Grand Fish is free with general admission to the Museum. 

This exhibit was made possible by partnership with:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, Tribal Coordination Unit
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, Oden State Fish Hatchery
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Sponsored by:

Aqua Blue Aquarium Solutions
Blue Fish Aquarium
Grand Rapids Steelheaders Foundation,
Great Lakes Fishery Trust
Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited