Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours


**The Museum will open at 10 am on Saturday, May 10. 

Monday9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday9 am - 8 pm
Wednesday - Friday9 am - 5 pm
Saturday9 am - 5 pm
Sunday12 pm - 5 pm
Closed: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day




(3 to 18)


(2 & under)

Museum Member

Dinosaurs Unearthed

(includes general admission)

$12$11$7FREE$2 adults / FREE Kids

General Admission

(Dream it, Build it is included)

Carousel Ride$1$1$1$1FREE
Planetarium Show$4$4$4-FREE
Organ Concert Series

$10, $50 season

$10, $50 season$5-

$8/adult, $5 child;

$45 season tickets



  • Google maps
  • 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.


Covered parking is available in a ramp located off Front St., just south of the museum's main entrance. 


Open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Curiosity Shop

Stop at the Museum gift shop as you exit! Take home a memento of your visit including Michigan artisan gifts and a large selection of books and toys for children of all ages.


The Public Museum is accessible for all visitors. The museum includes a main 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 by paying general admission. Personal photography or video is not allowed:

  •  In 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  • Photographs taken for personal use may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.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 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 the Marketing Department at or 616.929.1713. 

For information and rates for commercial photography or filming, please contact the Hospitality Department at 616.929.1739.