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General Events

general events

Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out Exhibit Grand Opening
June 1, 9am
Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Join us for a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out!

Opening weekend hours:

Saturday, June 1  *  9am-4pm

Sunday, June 2  *  9am-4pm

Monday, June 3  *  9am-12pm, members-only

Loving Day Celebration: Faces of Family
Saturday, June 15, 11am – 3pm
Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Each year in observance of Loving Day, celebrated internationally on June 12, Ebony Road Players produces programming to highlight the monumental court case of Loving v. Virginia. In this Supreme Court ruling in 1967, interracial marriage was decriminalized in all 50 states.


Come celebrate the many different faces of family at the museum with hands-on activities, multicultural book readings, planting seeds, and more!


*GRCM is open for play from 9am – 4pm

Outdoor activities are free, indoor activities included with regular museum admission*

Day of Play Celebration
Sunday, July 28, 11am-4pm
Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Join us for the 7th Annual “Day of Play” Celebration. This community outreach initiative began with a proclamation by Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, and is designed to encourage children and families to celebrate PLAY! 


This year, we are closing the street to bring play outside on the Rainbow Road! A dedicated group of community partners will offer creative, interactive experiences for visitors, including yard games, crafts, and bubbles! Plus, the museum will be open for play with FREE admission.

This event is free and open to the public! Join us!

Sensory Friendly Playtime at GRCM
Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Together with Autism Support of Kent County, GRCM welcomes families to play in a calmer, quieter environment outside of regular Museum hours.

Registration required.

Upcoming playtimes:

August 19, 4-6pm
November 4, 4-6pm

member events

member events


Member Morning

Monday, June 3, 9am-12pm

Monday, June 10, 9am-12pm

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

GRCM Members, join us for a Member Morning! 

Monday, June 3, 9am-12pm

Play in the new Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out Exhibit & make a soothing stone in the Wonder Workshop


Monday, June 10th 9am-12pm

Make a sensory jar & explore mindfulness and yoga with Zoe Gates from 11am-12pm!

Save the date for upcoming members-only playtimes:

⭐ Monday, June 3 ➡️ Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out exhibit open
⭐ Monday, June 10 ➡️ Member Playtime
⭐ Monday, July 8 ➡️ GRCM Birthday Party
⭐ Monday, August 12 ➡️ Animal Adventure


fundraising events

grown-up events

 Let's Play Golf Outing Fundraiser 
June 24, 2024
11am registration, 12pm shotgun start
Thornapple Pointe Golf Course


Save the date for the 5th Annual Let's Play Golf Outing! Proceeds from the Let’s Play! Golf Outing will help the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum continually provide funding by supporting our efforts to bring play to all children in our community through open-ended programs, exhibits, outreach initiatives, and community partnerships.

State of Play Breakfast Fundraiser
Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Join us for the 6th Annual GRCM State of Play Breakfast Fundraiser and discover the “state of play” in our community! Enjoy a brief program where we'll share more about our mission, and be ready to lend your support to make PLAY possible!

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