TOYS! - Extended through August 2020

Widely popular and engaging for all ages, visitors take a trip down memory lane of toys from their childhood, while having opportunities for play within the space.

The exhibit even includes a 1980s style arcade!

Through the design process of the exhibition, the Museum worked with several experts from the community making sure the design was as inclusive as possible so everyone visiting can enjoy it. The exhibition is presented in English and Spanish, and has elements of Braille.

TOYS! is included with general admission to the Museum.

Toys for Tots Location

In partnership with 13 ON YOUR SIDE, the GRPM is a Toys for Tots drop of location! Now through mid-December, bring in toys to donate for families this holiday season. Boxes are located at the Museum’s front desk and outside of the Museum’s Curiosity Shop. 

TOYS! is Great for School Groups!

Book your trip today and add on one of our Guided Programs for TOYS! 

Guided Programs

Thanks to the many donors, lenders, collaborators and friends of the GRPM who shared their toys and ideas with us. We couldn’t have created this exhibit without you:

Arcade Market, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Alkema, Jr., Susan Bair, Hannah Barker, Kristin Barrington, Peter Berghoef, Gladys Biazan, Alice Bickley, Gina Bivins, Emily Brieve, Paul Brown, Vicki and Larry Burghdoff, Lara Carling, Lee Carlson, Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Bryant Chandler, Katherine Chase, Timothy J. Chester, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Alanna Christy, Lora B. Cleary, Comprehensive Therapy Center, Corporate Color, Aimee DeHollander, Dave Dennett, D. J. DePree, Eileen DeVries, Sarah Dilley, Thomas Dilley, Jim Engelking, Eudora Estabrook, Jake Evers, FASTSIGNS, John Foerch, Alan Forist, Alex, Sara and Sophia Forist, Melissa Fortino, Organized by Melissa, Andrew Fraser, Abigail Gautreau, William J. Glasgow, Grand Rapids Griffins, Grand Rapids Public Museum School, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Great Start to Quality, Brian Gritter, Chris Hanks, Molly Hanson, Andrew Harwood, Brian Hauenstein, Craig Anne Heflinger, Herman Miller Incorporated, Ruth Herrick Highscope Educational Research Foundation, Torin Hodgman, Annette Hollister-Papp, Arnold Hooton, Stevie Hornyak, Emily Hromi, Sarah Humes, Inclusive Performance Strategies, Kit Jackson, Marcia Jagger, Marilyn Jenkins, Kathleen L. Johnston-Calati, Douglas J. Karel, Mary Jane Keeler, Chris Kemler, Rebecca Kenny, Katherine and Robert Kimball, Phyllis Kramer, Dr. Mira Krishnan, Lakeshore Museum Center, Falon Large, Kelsey Laymon, Catherine Leiber, Virginia Lettinga, Edward Lowe, Angelique McGuire, Meijer, Andrea Melvin, Marilyn and Meredith Merdzinski, Elizabeth A.R. Miron, Marilyn Monte, MOTU Joe, Sarah Murphree, Mike Myers, Lisa and Steve Nawrocki, Carin Obits, Michelle Ogren, Mrs. Arthur Ormsbee, Rick Overway, Kevin, Andrew and Ashleigh Palmiter, Ward A. Paul and Charles G. Schoenknecht, Maria Petlichkoff, Steve Petros, Playmonster, Mike Posthumus, Tim, Emme and Isabel Priest, Terry Priest, Tom Priest, Matt Priest, Mark Pulte, Pyramid Scheme, Helen M. Ranta, Mrs. Edith Richards, Dale and Sonja Robertson, Amanda Roozeboom, Karen Rowland, Rider’s Hobby Shop, Alicia Ryke, General John H. Schouten, Cyanne, Cora, and Rob Schuitema, Becke, Brad, Aden and Elijah Shiel, Lynn Marie Skrobot, B. D. Slack, Spaces to Experiences, Mrs. Stuart L. Spindler, Breanna Stayskal, Dr. Phil Stegink, Raymond Stoutjesdyk, Stow and Davis Furniture Company, James A. Straub, Andy Strong, Linda Sweigart, Kelly Tasma, Dave Taylor, Monica Taylor, Jennifer Teaker, Paris Tennenhouse, Georgia Thompson, Jordan Tomaszewski, Mike Traxler,  Mark and Sharon Van Kuik, Reuben, Melissa, Neal and Silas VanTil, Howard VanTill, Vidiots, Mary Voss, Holly Waldenmeyer, John Walsh, Gloria Warren, Jack Wheeler, Karen Wilburn, Izaak and Mason Williams, Willoughby Associates, Katherine Wills, Mike Willyard, Mary Wisnewski, Jim Wisnewski and Pat Zimmer.

Sponsored By:




David & Amy Leonard


  • Chris & Kim Branoff
  • Jim & Barb Haveman Family