We are located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, on the west bank of the Grand River.

Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504



From US 131, take exit 85B, Pearl Street. The museum is one block east at the corner of Pearl & Front Street.

From I-196, take exit 77C (Ottawa Ave/Downtown) proceed south to Pearl St. and turn right. The museum is located across the bridge on the left side.


Covered parking is available in a ramp located off Front St., just south of the Museum’s main entrance. $10 max fee. Handicap parking is available under the Museum’s overhang, with additional handicap parking in the ramp.
Additional parking is available through the City of Grand Rapids parking garages and lots.

KENT COUNTY RESIDENTS: Parking in the Museum’s ramp is now FREE with paid admission to the Museum. Bring your yellow parking ticket into the front desk and when you purchase your discounted admission, we will validate your parking. State issued ID required.


Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday &  Sunday  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLOSED: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day


The Museum is accessible for all visitors. The Museum includes an elevator allowing guests to access all floors of the facility. Wheelchairs are available, free of charge, from the front desk on a first come, first serve basis.

Museum Photo Policy

Museum visitors may take personal photographs or video for private/noncommercial use throughout most areas of the Museum.

Personal photography or video is not allowed:

  • In some special exhibitions, areas designated as “No Photography,” or of works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions
  • If interfering with other guests’ museum experience (No lamps, cords, flashes, tripods, professional cameras or recording equipment).
  • Photographs taken for personal use may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.  The Grand Rapids Public Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.  


For requests for media/promotional photography/filming contact Christie Bender in our Marketing Department at

For information and rates for commercial photography or filming, please contact Monica Hammond in our Hospitality Department at