Grand Rapids Public Museum announces its 2016 ‘Night at Your Museum’ event

Cleopatra and crew make their way through the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Cleopatra and crew make their way through the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

By Kate Moore

Grand Rapids Public Museum


See your favorite characters come to life at the annual Night at Your Museum event hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Night at Your Museum is held annually at the GRPM, and is based on the popular 2006, 2009 and 2014 movies.


Using a souvenir flashlight and honorary security guard badge upon admittance to the dimly-lit museum, visitors become part of the unfolding drama as characters from the GRPM exhibits come to life! Visitors will experience an interactive evening of character appearances, entertainment, food and fun. Meet Betsy Ross, Cleopatra and her clan, Civil War soldiers, knights, the Queen and many more. See knights battle, ride the Spillman Carousel and enjoy watching a Mighty Wurlitzer concert or a show in the Chaffee Planetarium.


All tickets include admission to the event and dinner. Dinner will include salad, Pad Thai (gluten free/vegan), mac & cheese, spaghetti & meatballs, bread and a Pepsi product.


Advance purchase of tickets is strongly suggested as the event sells out each year. Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $25 per person for the program. All proceeds from the event benefit the programs and exhibitions at the GRPM. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit


Museum members will have the advantage of early entrance at 5:30 p.m. and fast and easy check-in. For additional information on becoming a member of the GRPM please visit