Join us at the GRPM to experience two extraordinary exhibits
and be transported to a world of awe-inspiring discovery!

Open through September 3, 2023

Ice Age: Michigan’s Frozen Secrets is a fascinating exhibit that explores the icy world of North America during the last glacial period.

Discover the amazing creatures that roamed the land and the people who lived alongside them, including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and more!

Touch real Ice Age fossils and see bones from the recently discovered “Clapp Family Mastodon.”

Explore the landscapes and habitats that existed during this time and gain a deeper understanding of the environmental changes that shaped the continent as we know it today.

Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact is an exhibit that explores the science behind snow and how it impacts the world on a global scale, including its influence on weather patterns, ecosystems, and human societies.

The exhibit showcases interactive displays, multimedia presentations, and hands-on activities that educate visitors about the properties of snow and its role in shaping the planet.

From the impact of snow on the world’s water supply to the cultural significance of snow in different societies, this exhibit provides a fascinating look into the science and history of this seemingly simple but complex form of precipitation.

Ice Age & Snow is Great for School Groups!

Students will explore the frozen world of the Ice Age and the science of snow through hands-on exhibits and interactive activities. The Ice Age & Snow exhibits use models, objects, interactives, and storytelling to explore the biology of Ice Age animals, the power of glaciers, and the impact of snow on our planet’s climate.

Book a field trip today to see this exhibit as part of your Museum experience!

Unveiling the Clapp Family Mastodon VideoAsk: Explore the Captivating World of the Past

Introducing the Clapp Family Mastodon VideoAsk – an exciting educational resource! Dive into a comprehensive, engaging, and interactive learning experience. Discover the remarkable Clapp Family Mastodon, its significance, and the insights gained from it. Explore prehistoric life, excavation, and scientific research like never before. Access the captivating world of the past now!

Dive Deeper with These Reading Recommendations From Kent District Library

The GRPM and Kent District Library have collaborated to expand your learning opportunities about the Ice Age and the impact of snow in our world, with a variety of English and Spanish book titles for all ages. Discover the wonders of these natural phenomena and their influence on our planet, and check out these books today!

Sponsored By:


David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation


The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation