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Water's Extreme Journey Exhibit opening, Ethnic Heritage Festival at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum on February 3 to celebrate two exciting events - the opening of the new exhibit Water’s Extreme Journey and the 2018 Ethnic Heritage Festival.
Children playing Water Puzzle at the GRPM

Children playing Water Puzzle at the GRPM /Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

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Each year, the Ethnic Heritage Festival  gives visitors a taste of  music, dance, crafts and food representing the various cultures and ethnic groups that call West Michigan home. Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas have a long standing history of diversity and various cultural traditions dating back to the era of explorers and fur traders, as well as modern day cultural rituals from newcomers to the region. The event begins at 10 a.m. and features a variety of organizations, performances, beer tastings and presentations. Throughout the day, the Meijer Theater on the second floor of the GRPM will showcase colorful performances for all ages.

In addition to exploring the Ethnic Heritage Festival be one of the first to discover Water’s Extreme Journey, the GRPM’s newest exhibit! Transform into a water droplet and, through an experiential maze to learn the science behind the water cycle and the importance of making smart water choices.

The GRPM has added a special Grand Rapids twist to the exhibit to explore  the Grand River, including the history of where the rapids went and the future plans for the river.

“It is an exciting time to visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum,” said Kate Moore, VP of Marketing & PR for the GRPM. “The Museum is a great place to learn about the world around us from water conservation to cultural traditions and so much more!”

Water’s Extreme Journey and Ethnic Heritage Festival are free with general admission to the Museum.  

 

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