Finny the finback whale skeleton hanging above Museum Galleria

Adult & Senior Group Reservations

Schedule a group visit to the Museum and receive reduced admission pricing!

With fascinating exhibits on three floors, the Museum offers a unique and entertaining experience for everyone. A convenient drop off location for motor coaches is available at the main entrance, under cover from the weather and an elevator inside ensures access for everyone. The Museum Cafe overlooks the Grand River and the city center, and offers homemade soups, snacks, salads, sandwiches, desserts and a daily special. Don’t forget to make time for a stop at the Curiosity Shop! The GRPM is centrally located in downtown Grand Rapids, across the street from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Park the coach and it’s a short walk to both.

Pricing & Details

For groups of 20 or more.

Kent County adult general admission$5.00 per person
Adult general admission$7.00 per person
Kent County senior general admission$3.00 per person
Senior general admission$6.00 per person
Carousel ride$1.00 per person
60 minute guided education programs$4.00 per person
Planetarium show additional fee$4.00 per person
Planetarium-only visit$5.00 per person
Group  cateringQuote available upon request
Collections Archives Tour $4.00 per person + $75 tour fee
Custom Museum staff lecture/tour fee$75.00
Hourly fee for Museum staff development of custom program$30.00
  • Groups receive 1 complimentary group leader
  • Payment for group sales is due 2 weeks prior to visit.
  • Group sales will be billed based on the number of individuals in the group at the time of payment. If the group numbers decrease within that 2 week period or on the day of the visit, the GRPM is not able to issue a refund.
  • If additional individuals are with the group on the day of the visit, additional tickets will need to be purchased upon arrival at full-price (no group discount)
  • Memberships are not applicable for group booking discounts.
  • Refunds:
    • Please note that a full refund will be given if the visit is cancelled 48 hours prior to the visit.
    • No refund will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of the visit.
    • Exceptions include emergency weather closures.

Guided Programs Available for Adult Groups

Elderly visitors pointing to artifacts in A is for Autos exhibit

GRPM Building Tour

Tour the Museum with a knowledgeable guide who will point out highlights. Tour can be tailored for groups with specific areas of interest. Offered year-round for adults, the tour lasts 60 minutes.

Visitors looking at cultural artifacts in Newcomers: The People of This Place exhibit

Newcomers: The People of this Place

Learn about the history of immigration to West Michigan and the cultural diversity we celebrate today as you tour the exhibition Newcomers: The People of This Place. Offered year-round for adults, the tour lasts 60 minutes.

Furniture in Collections storage

Community Archives Tour

This peek behind the curtain gives a glimpse at how the Museum manages, stores, catalogs and preserves the Collections at the Community Archives and Research Center. Our facility houses approximately 95% of the Collections and is not open for public hours.

For additional questions, call Group Scheduling at 616.929.1734.