The Rapidian


New virtual reality, touchscreen experience at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is bringing a new virtual reality experience to the Museum opening Saturday, December 16, 2017 featuring Finny, the Museum’s iconic 1905 finback whale skeleton that hangs above the first floor Galleria.


Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

WMEAC celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and has many accomplishments to celebrate including this year’s Grand River cleanup which included over 1,300 volunteers.


Diverse group has common cause: Restoring pheasants in Michigan

Submitted 10-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

An abundance of Michigan species reap the benefits of a diverse pheasant habitat.


Grand Rapids Public Museum looks inside brain, shows off subatomic discoveries

Submitted 10-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

New exhibit provides a hands‑on and up‑close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ. A brand new original production in the Chaffee Planetarium opens October 21, 2017, taking visitors through the discovery of the Higgs boson, a scientific quest solved in our lifetime.


Grand Rapids Public Museum celebrates rare eclipse with special party

Submitted 08-08-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For those not traveling to the path of totality, visit the museum to experience the partial eclipse we will witness in Michigan, along with various hands-on activities, live streaming of the total eclipse and more between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on August 21, 2017.


Crooked Lake Marsh is a biodiversity hotspot

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located within Allegan State Game Area, Crooked Lake Marsh is home to a number of rare and endangered species


Michigan treasure: Fish of a thousand casts

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Muskies, or muskellunge, is a sharp-toothed, aggressive fish that can grow to more than 50 inches long, and it is often considered the ultimate challenge in freshwater fishing have made a dramatic comeback in Michigan.


Stepping into the wild

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources developed Stepping Stones in 2010 to provide urban youth with fun educational experiences in Michigan state parks.


Michigan fish hatcheries help balance the ecosystem

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand. That’s been especially true in Michigan when it comes to replenishing lost fish populations and establishing new ones in the Great Lakes and inland waters.


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

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the GRCC Laboratory Preschool will visit the museum for one of two exhibits: Whales: Giants of the Deep or Creatures of Light!