Night At Your Museum

The annual family-friendly fundraiser Night at Your Museum returns to the GRPM on Friday, December 27 from 6 to 9 pm.



Based on the 2006 and 2009 movies, Night at Your Museum will include Medieval knights dueling with swords, Native American performances of ceremonial dances in full regalia, and Civil War soldiers reenacting skirmishes.  The Spillman Carousel will whirl to life throughout the evening, and guests can catch one of five Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ concerts.

Guests will receive a souvenir flashlight and honorary security guard badge upon admittance to the dimly-lit museum. Visitors will then become part of the drama that unfolds as characters from the exhibits come to life on all three floors of the museum.


TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  Tickets include dinner, and proceeds benefit programs and exhibitions at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 

Tickets do not include "Dinosaurs Unearthed."  

Dinner menu:

  • Wisconsin Mac & Cheese – A blend of cheddar and jack cheeses, cream, elbow macaroni – Noodles & Company’s number one seller!
  • Pesto Cavatappi with chicken – Curly pasta, basil pesto, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, wine, cream, parmesan and Italian parsley.
  • The Med Salad – Romaine, mixed greens, tomato, cucumbers, red onion, olives, cavatappi pasta, spicy yogurt dressing, and feta.
  • Caesar Salad – Romaine, house made croutons, traditional dressing and parmesan.
  • Flatbread


Dinner with the Queen (starting at 5 p.m., prior to Night at Your Museum)

The characters people love the most come to life in this exciting, addition to the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s popular Night at Your Museum program.  At this unique prequel to the nights main event, you will learn about castle life and what it takes to be a Knight of the Realm.  


Dinner with the Queen is sold out.

Tickets do not include "Dinosaurs Unearthed."


  • Steak Stroganoff – Marinated steak, mushroom sherry cream sauce, fresh herbs, cracked pepper, sautéed mushrooms, egg noodles and parmesan.
  • Wisconsin Mac & Cheese – A blend of cheddar and jack cheeses, cream, elbow macaroni – Noodles & Company’s number one seller! Add our peppery pulled pork, crispy onions, and BBQ sauce if you wish!
  • Penne Rosa – Spicy tomato cream sauce, penne pasta, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, wine, and parmesan. 
  • Soup, Salad & Flatbread



Parking is available for $10.00 in the Museum ramp, and you may pre-pay while supplies last. Please remember, parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and fill quickly. Purchase Tickets for Parking online or call 616.456.3977

Additional parking is available at the Ford Museum parking lot. Please click here to purchase.

Meals provided by:


December 27, 2013
Friday6 to 9 p.m.; dinner with the queen starting at 5 p.m.