Field Trips

Upcoming Events

Discovery Field Trips

  • Discovery Field Trips are self-guided and allows the students and their chaperones to experience the museum at their own pace. Groups are greeted by a  facilitator who will provide a short overview of the museum and other important information.
  • Total Museum visit is 90 minutes including 10 minutes of an overview and 10 minutes wrap-up.
  • Chaperones are required at minimum ratio of 1:5 elementary  and 1:3 pre-school students.
  • Chaperones are admitted free of  charge.
  • The cost is $3 per child. A minimum of $45 per group.
  • To schedule a field trip, or if you have any questions, please call (616) 235-4726 ext.103 or e-mail  schedule@grcm.org.

Discovery Field Trip Scholarships

Scholarship programs provide play opportunities for underserved populations in the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. These scholarships give all children of West Michigan the opportunity to visit, learn and play at the Museum at no charge or for a minimal fee.

  • Bank of America Scholarship – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides scholarships to underserved students in the Grand Rapids area and beyond.Teachers must complete an application form by clicking on the link below and downloading one form per classroom attending the Museum on a Bank of America Field Trip.
  • Have a Heart Scholarship – Have a Heart Scholarships are available to underserved students in the Grand Rapids metro area. Teachers must complete an application form by clicking on the link below and downloading one form per classroom attending the Museum on a Discovery Field Trip.                                           

Apply for a Scholarship

Download the Scholarship application, or call the Museum at (616) 235-4726 for an application form.

Return your completed Application via mail by sending to the address below, or email it to schedule@grcm.org.

Teacher Resources

Click here for activities you can use before or after your visit to the museum.


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