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Press Releases:

DatePress ReleaseDownload
April 2, 2014Grand Rapids Public Museum’s IMMERSE Program Takes Off278KB PDF
March 28, 2014Grand Rapids Public Museum Receives Planning Grant from Great Lakes Fishery Trust and Develops Youth Watershed Design Team227KB PDF
September 23, 2013Uncover the Feathered Secrets and Ferocious Stories of the Prehistoric Past as Dinosaurs Roar to Life at the Grand Rapids Public Museum122KB PDF
August 28, 2013Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon 124KB PDF
August 9, 2013Titanic and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Featured in Upcoming Museum Program “Beneath the Surface” Coming to GRPM116KB PDF
August 6, 2013Last chance to visit the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium 104KB PDF
July 24, 2013One of the Earliest Paintings of Grand Rapids Joins the Collection of the Grand Rapids Public Museum123KB PDF
July 23, 2013Wagemaker Family visits a Piece of Family History104KB PDF
June 25, 2013Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Extension of TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION 112KB PDF
June 7, 2013Captain E.J. Smith Visits Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Grand Rapids Public Museum133KB PDF
June 5, 2013Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Major Renovation Plan for Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium138KB PDF
June 3, 2013The Rides: New Cycling Event to Benefit GR Public Museum139KB PDF
May 29, 2013Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Annual Front Row for the Fireworks Event128KB PDF
May 24, 2013‘Grand History Lesson’ Pilot Project Celebrates 1 year at GRPM IMMER5E Program to Launch Fall 2013209KB PDF
May 2, 2013Expert on “The Future of the Universe” speaks Thursday, May 16th122KB PDF
April 25, 2013Special Offers to See Both Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot135KB PDF
April 10, 2013Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Two Upcoming Exhibits 132KB PDF
April 5, 2013Harvard Fellow and Distinguished GRPM Alumnus to Present: “A Pedestrian’s Guide to Understanding the Universe”139KB PDF
March 19, 2013"Tales of the Titanic"135KB PDF
March 4, 2013Vintage Fashion Takes Center Stage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum95KB PDF
February 28, 2013Extended hours announced due to popularity of Titanic exhibition115KB PDF
February 26, 2013Sounds of Spring: Organ Concerts at the Grand Rapids Public Museum107KB PDF
January 30, 2013Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Opens Saturday, February 9118KB PDF
January 28, 2013Grand Rapids Public Museum Receives Grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs91KB PDF
January 15, 2013Volunteers Needed at the Public Museum95KB PDF
January 15, 2013Astronomy as a Hobby: Grand Rapids Public Museum and Astronomy Association Offer 3 Free Classes111KB PDF
January 15, 2013Beneath the Waves: Special Great Lakes Shipwreck Lecture at Grand Rapids Public Museum 106KB PDF
January 15, 2013Pop of Cultures at Grand Rapids Public Museum DTE Energy Ethnic Heritage Festival Returns January 26 with FREE Admission105KB PDF
January 7, 2013DTE Ethnic Heritage Festival 2013106KB PDF
December 3, 2012Titanic tickets on sale now109KB PDF
December 3, 2012Titanic tickets on sale now109KB PDF
November 6, 2012Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Great Lakes Shipwrecks Exhibit Opens November 10113KB PDF
November 6, 2012Night at Your Museum 2012110KB PDF
September 10, 2012LOCAL MUSEUM CELEBRATES BEER CITY, USA The Grand Rapids Public Museum will kick off their new exhibit “Thank you, Beer!” on October 13, 2012141KB PDF
September 9, 2012Grand Rapids Public Museum’s 2012 Fall Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concerts Announced58KB PDF
January 17, 2012Local Alum and NASA Researcher Returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum to Discuss Meteorite Hunting on Mars58KB PDF
October 25, 2011BIG STUFF From the Permanent Collection on Display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum This Holiday Season23KB PDF
September 12, 2011Jay and Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Honor Community Leaders on November 1022KB PDF
April 11, 2011BODIES REVEALED Extended Until June 19, 201122KB PDF
November 17, 2010Dr. Asghar Khaghani Headlines Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Topics in Health Care Lecture Series 23KB PDF
November 17, 2010Wonder of Life – Redux Companion Exhibit Brings Local Flair to Grand Rapids Public Museum’s “BODIES REVEALED” 60KB PDF
November 17, 2010Myriad of Educational Opportunities Offered Alongside Grand Rapids Public Museum’s “BODIES REVEALED” Exhibition23KB PDF
May 5, 2010Grand Rapids Public Museum to Host “BODIES REVEALED”65KB PDF
March 3, 2010Grand Rapids Public Museum's Online Collections Site Provides Access to Museum Artifacts 89KB PDF
January 12, 2010Historic Roaring 20's Pizza Parlor Organ Still Entertaining Crowds at the Grand Rapids Public Museum107KB PDF
December 10, 2009Public Museum’s February 6th DTE Energy Foundation Ethnic Heritage Festival Is a Colorful and Free Celebration of Diversity26KB PDF
December 2, 2009Big, BIG BUGS! Will Swarm Into the Grand Rapids Public Museum February 20 – May 31, 201027KB PDF
October 27, 2009November is Native American Month at the Grand Rapids Public Museum57KB PDF
October 14, 2009da Vinci Surgical Robot Demonstration Highlights Grand Rapids Public Museum’s December 12th Inventions & Innovations Day62KB PDF
June 24, 2009Public Museum Previews Ken Burns Documentary, Dedicates Day of Programming to The National Parks45KB PDF
March 5, 2009Museum Director Announces Retirement38KB PDF
February 3, 2009Local Alum and NASA Researcher to Discuss Meteorite Hunting on Mars at Public Museum’s Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium February 1234KB PDF
January 9, 2009Public Museum’s Spring Classic Film Series Includes Three Unforgettable Dinosaur-Filled “Creature Features”43KB PDF
December 2, 2008Award-winning Author PaleoJoe to Open DINOSAURS: Just Imagine! at Grand Rapids Public Museum February 21, 200936KB PDF
December 2, 2008Dinosaur Exhibit Roars Into Public Museum February 21, 2009, Becomes Extinct May 2545KB PDF
October 2, 2008Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation Funds To Bring ‘Discovery Nights’ To The Public Museum35KB PDF
September 8, 2008Public Museum’s WHODUNIT? Exhibit and Programs Bring out the Inner Detective in All of Us36KB PDF
August 18, 2008Public Museum to Host Firefighters Appreciation Day32KB PDF
August 4, 2008Public Museum Appoints President/CEO100KB PDF
July 10, 2008Restoration of Public Museum’s Roaring 20’s Coinola Ensures that a Quarter Still Buys a Bit of History30KB PDF
June 28, 2008Public Museum Staff and Collections Help Lure Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s Highest Rated Show, to Grand Rapids31KB PDF
June 23, 2008Murder Mystery and Mesozoic History Headline Public Museum’s Exciting Fall 2008/Winter 2009 Exhibit Calendar30KB PDF
June 9, 2008New Kid-Friendly I Spy Activity Gives Pre-Readers a Chance to Dig Deeper Into Public Museum Treasures32KB PDF
June 2, 2008Public Museum’s Front Row for the Fireworks Offers Exciting Pre-Dusk Activities and Breathtaking View of the Main Event31KB PDF
May 27, 2008Public Museum’s Van Andel Museum Center to Benefit from Routine Maintenance and Energy Efficiency Upgrades31KB PDF
March 10, 2008Lights out at the Public Museum31KB PDF