Be a Part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum
During the month of May, GRPM members can use their membership cards at the John Ball Zoo for free admission! John Ball Zoo members can also visit the GRPM for free general admission.
Museum members receive:
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
- 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.
LOCAL RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIPS
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.
SUPPORT ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
To provide an opportunity, at a nominal annual fee, for service & non-profit service organizations to bring their clients to the Museum and give them the opportunity to enrich their daily lives. Service & non-profit service organizations that specialize in providing care for their residents/program participants with physical, emotional, behavioral and mental challenges are eligible to apply. Not intended for either public or private schools.
Annual Dues: $100 (A separate membership for each site is required if an organization has multiple facility locations)
- Free general admission to Museum, Planetarium and Veen Observatory for 10 clients plus chaperones (special exhibits may have a separate fee for admission)
- Free, unlimited carousel rides
- 1 free parking voucher (annually)/good for two free “swipes” in our City parking ramp
- 501(c)(3) letter (1st time non-profit applicants only)
- Brief statement of who you serve and your primary mission
After your application is approved, we will send you a letter which will have your membership cards (two) attached and it will also serve as your receipt for tax purposes. When you visit the Museum, please bring your membership card and service organization ID and present them to the Front Desk.
*This membership is not eligible for reciprocation with other museums, and is only intended for use at GRPM. Not intended for personal staff use.
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.
Please note that although Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing is within the 90 mile radius, they offer 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