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

  • Current Memberships won’t change anything – continue using your membership cards and membership number!
  • Renew or start your membership – fast and easy! New and renewed memberships will come with a digital membership card, so you won’t ever forget or lose it.

Be a Part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum


Museum Members Receive:

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


  • 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
  • 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 and take 2-3 weeks to process. 

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.


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.