Be a Part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

During the month of June, GRPM members can use their membership cards at the Air Zoo for free admission! Air Zoo members can also visit the GRPM for free general admission.

Museum members receive:

FREE General Admission
Moon orbiting earth
FREE Planetarium Shows
FREE Carousel Rides
FREE Admission to 300+ Museums Nationwide


  • 2 FREE parking vouchers
  • 10% discount in the Curiosity Shop and Museum Cafe
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • Advanced & discounted ticketing for Museum events, camps and more
  • FREE admission to the Veen Observatory located in Lowell
  • Travel Passport Program with ASTC Member Institutions – which includes free general admission to 300+ other museums nationwide! *Museums within 90 miles not included, please see below for more details.

Memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase and are tax deductible.
*If purchasing a membership as a gift, please note that cards take 2-3 weeks to process. Gift memberships purchased at the Museum’s front desk will receive a temporary gift membership card. 


Throughout the year take advantage of your membership at other cultural organizations! Enjoy FREE general admission at the below institutions in their set month by showing your GRPM membership card at their admissions desk!

Local reciprocal members receive free general admission by showing their membership card at the GRPM front desk during their reciprocal month.

Become a member or renew today! Click the box below for the type of membership you would like.






Please call 616.929.1700 to purchase senior & student individual memberships at a discounted price. A military discount for retired or active military is available for Museum memberships with military card. Memberships must be purchased at the GRPM front desk to receive our military discount.

The following ASTC museums fall within 90 miles (as the crow flies) of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and therefore are excluded from the ASTC reciprocal program. 
  • Air Zoo in Portage
  • Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art in Midland
  • Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing
  • Kingman Museum in Battle Creek
  • USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon

Please note that Impression 5 Science Center offers GRPM members 1/2 off general admission. 

*Memberships are not applicable for group booking discounts.


Our family cannot say enough about our love for the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the value of purchasing an annual family membership. Our membership status has created an easy and affordable option for family outings, allowing us to spend hours exploring on the weekends, or the ease of visiting for an hour or two on a Tuesday evening.  Every exhibit is designed to be enjoyed by every generation; we have yet to experience an exhibit, from the remarkable special exhibits and events, to the permanent favorites, that do not offer something that appeals to each member of our family. Our membership even goes on vacation with us thanks to the reciprocity agreement, providing us free admission to museums around the country.  The Grand Rapids Public Museum supports our interest in exploring, learning and building memories as a family.  -Annukka & Jeff Thelen