Did someone say FREE? Grand Rapids Public Museum is on July 10

The grasshopper from "The Robot Zoo" at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
The grasshopper from “The Robot Zoo” at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will open its doors free of charge on Sunday, July 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will receive free general admission on this day, to explore the Museum’s three floors of core exhibits at no cost – including “Earth Explorers,” a traveling exhibit presented by National Geographic.

The GRPM offers fun, hands-on learning opportunities for all ages through a variety of core and traveling exhibits. Visitor favorites include the Streets of Old Grand Rapids, an immersive exhibit that transports visitors back to nineteenth century of downtown Grand Rapids, and West Michigan Habitats that showcases the vast wildlife found in West Michigan.

“We are excited to be able to offer the Museum to the community free of charge, allowing more community members to experience and learn from our exhibits and artifacts,” said Dale Robertson, President & CEO of the GRPM. “The GRPM has been a cornerstone of education in the community for more than 160 years, and we are continuously working to make our Collections more accessible to the public.”

Additional costs for admission to “The Robot Zoo,” planetarium shows and the Museum’s 1928 Spillman Carousel still apply. Museum members receive free admission to all current offerings at the Museum.

The free day will be held during the Museum’s normal hours, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. For more information on the event, visit grpm.org.

The Museum is able to open free to the public on this day through sponsorship from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.