The Museum’s Immerse program provides a completely immersive, week-long learning experience for students in schools from the West Michigan region. The experience is crafted and led by the visiting teachers, leveraging the interpretive exhibition spaces, Museum artifacts, and various Museum programs. Immerse is intended to help students jump start their development as problem solvers, innovators, storytellers, and empathetic contributors who value diversity.

A week at the museum offered students an authentic and engaging learning experience. Students were eager, active participants and had so much fun they almost forgot they were at school. – Kelly Wegenka, CA Frost (GRPS) 5th grade parent.

Immerse is supported by Consumers Energy Foundation and the Sebastian Foundation.

Immerse 2018/2019 school year

The 2018/2019 application is now live! The GRPM will host 45 Immerse classes, grades 2-8.

Each teacher intending to participate in Immerse must submit their own application for their class. The maximum class size is 32 students. Applications are due Friday, May 11, 2018. Applicants will be selected based on merit.

Past Immerse Years




  • 2017/2018 Immerse is currently hosting 45 classrooms of grades 2-8.
  • 2016/2017 Immerse saw 52 classrooms of grades 2-8.
  • 2015/2016 Immerse school year saw 45 classrooms of grades 2 – 8.
  • 2014/2015 Immerse school year saw 24 classrooms from GRPS 5th grade classes and 24 classrooms from the KISD grades 2 – 8. KISD Immerse funding was provided by the DTE Energy Foundation.

DTE Logo

Immerse in the Media

Immerse Teacher Resources

Available Guided Programs

Community Archives and Research Center

Planetarium Options