The Rapidian


Enjoy family fun during Snowflake Break at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 12-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

December 23, 2017 through January 7, 2018 the Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting family-friendly fun over the holiday break including take-home crafts, a LEGO display, and a holiday themed planetarium show.


Catalyst Radio: Discussing conservation in West Michigan

Submitted 12-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Conservation Network (WMCN) is a partnership of environmental groups, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and private citizens working together to conserve and enhance our natural communities.


Grand Rapids Children's Museum breaks barriers between play and learning

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Children's Museum offers hands-on experiences to encourage exploration and learning-through-play


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.