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Be a Part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The GRPM recently launched a new ticket system – making it easier and faster than ever before to be a member and get tickets! 

Become a Member, Renew or Give the Gift of Membership Today!

Current Members – Need your membership number? Click below, fill out the form and we will contact you with your number. 

Museum Members Receive:

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

Membership Levels:

FAMILY | $75

Family membership includes 2 named adults residing in the same household and all children in the same household ages 17 and younger.


Grandparent memberships include 2 named grandparents residing in the same household and all grandchildren ages 17 and under.

DUAL | $60

Dual membership includes 2 named adults living in the same household.


Individual membership includes 1 named adult.

ADD-A-GUEST | $15 each; Max 4 guests
Add up to 4 guests per membership to bring in an additional person(s) to receive member benefits each time you visit. This person is not named, so that it can be a different individual(s) each visit.
* Nanny Add-A-Guest option available for designated caretaker for a family membership. Nanny can visit with the children on the membership using the membership card.

Unsure what level best fits you? Please reach out to us at


  • FREE parking in Museum’s ramp
  • 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
  • ASTC Travel Passport Program –  free general admission to 300+ other museums nationwide

Memberships are good for one year from the month of purchase and are tax deductible. All memberships receive a digital membership card! Physical membership cards can be requested.

Senior and student discounts available for  individual memberships. A military discount for retired or active military is available for Museum memberships with military card. Discounted memberships must be purchased at the GRPM’s front desk.


The GRPM is looking forward to offering local reciprocal membership months again in 2021. Please check back for a list of partnerships.

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.


Receive FREE general admission at 300+ museums and science centers throughout the nation and worldwide with your GRPM membership throught the ASTC Travel Passport Program. *Museums within 90 miles not included, please see below for more details.

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.