The Rapidian

Science

See stars, planets during 'Public Observation Nights' at Veen Observatory on April 29

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The waxing crescent moon and planet Jupiter will be highlights on April 29, with views also of star clusters and galaxies through two of the Veen Observatory’s large telescopes, as well as portable telescopes provided by GRAAA members.

view

Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity to experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.

view

Center for Inquiry Michigan sponsoring March for Science on Saturday

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

The March for Science works to encourage evidence-based thinking when forming public policies. The march will be held in Lansing.

view

Grand Rapids Public Museum returns as West Michigan hub for Michigan State University's Science Festival

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

The MSU Science Festival is a month long of statewide events highlighting and celebrating the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The MSU Science Festival features talks, demonstrations, tours, open houses, guest speakers, and hands-on activities.

view

Grand Rapids Maker Faire encourages local makers to sign up to showcase projects

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology-based inventions.

view

Special spring break activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Activities will take place Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday April 2 and 9, 2017.

view

Public Museum presents "Great American Eclipse" forum in anticipation of August solar event

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is teaming with eclipse activities media sponsor WZZM-13 to present a “Great American Eclipse” information forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 1 in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM. The event is free and open to the public.

view

Meijer Gardens' butterfly exhibition highlights patterns found in nature

Submitted 02-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Escape into a living kaleidoscope as thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.

view

Investigate "Science of Snow" at Grand Rapids Public Museum this December

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Visitors can interact with science through a variety of demonstrations.

view

John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Public Museum proposal November 8

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

The November 8 Zoo and Museum millage proposal is an opportunity for Kent County voters to make an investment in two cultural institutions that are essential to the growth of our community.

view

Browse