The Rapidian


"Be the Astronaut" opens at Grand Rapids Public Museum this June

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

The focus of the exhibit is on the concepts common to all space flights and invites visitors into a futuristic storyline as the framework to communicate these ideas.


Your old printer, copier, scanner or fax machine may also put your data at risk

Submitted 02-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

When it comes time to retire your old devices with memory storage, recycle them with a certified electronics recycler who will ensure they won’t be destined for a landfill and that your data is completely destroyed.


Neighbors reflect on history of mining, dumps on Westside

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Local Westsiders remember the gypsum mines and the Westside sinking due to wetland swamps being used as dumps.


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.


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.


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.


Spark your teens' creativity this summer with WMCAT's summer art & tech camps

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the first time, WMCAT will offer summer programs for both GRPS & Non-GRPS teenage students.


Eastown Community Association hosts "Dig Into Spring" workshops

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter. The workshops cover topics like native plants, invasives, and rain barrels.


WMCAT offers training for adults and teens with an emphasis in arts and technology

Submitted 04-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features WMCAT who provides hands on training to adults and teens in artistic and technical fields


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.