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Día de los Muertos: New Exhibition Coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 07-19-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

What is Día de los Muertos? Día de los Muertos, known in English as “The Day of the Dead,” is a Mexican holiday centered on remembering those who have passed on and reuniting the living with their deceased loved ones. The origins of the...

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Community Updates: Friday, May 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-27-2022 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and the OBON Society Work Together to Return a Japanese Soldier's "Good Luck Flag" to His Family Among the thousands of artifacts in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s collections, there are three...

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Local observatory sees steady turnout, interest in 2020 with in-person, online astronomy events

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-18-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Another hobby embraced by many West Michiganders throughout 2020: amateur astronomy. Amid this year’s fluctuating restrictions on social activities in response to COVID-19, the Veen Observatory in Lowell was able to stay open to the public for...

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River for All project: Discussing its impact on Grand Rapids

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) have come together to envision the River For All project. These organizations hope to breathe new life into six parks along the...

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Black holes, gravity waves expert to give free presentation in Grand Rapids

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Presenting The Densest Matter in the Universe, Dr. Edward Brown will explain how recent discoveries in neutron stars and black holes have ushered in a new era of multi-messenger astronomy involving light, neutrinos and gravity waves....

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Free Educator Day at Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and John Ball Zoo are hosting a Free Educators Day on Monday, August 13 for teachers to learn about educational opportunities at both locations in the coming school year.   Teachers and educators can...

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Public Museum offers behind scenes look at fashion collection in special pop-up experience

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that it will showcase pieces from its Fashion Collection in a special pop-up experience this weekend only -  Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2! This pop up experience, will showcase the...

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New show 'Space School' coming to public museum's planetarium

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new show is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium beginning Saturday, June 16, 2018. The show, Space School, features astronauts training underwater for working in space. The show will begin in conjunction with...

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Public Museum to host 1,500 preschoolers thanks to PNC Foundation grant

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to bring more than 1,500 preschoolers to the museum throughout the spring months. Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the...

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Public Museum partnering with Brewery Vivant, The Cheese Lady for a special Beer Explorers on May 11

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with Brewery Vivant and The Cheese Lady for a special Beer Explorers on May 11. Participants can expect to learn about pairing beers with a variety of cheeses, as well as explore their own palate to...

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