general events

Tooth Time
January 23, 2020  |  5-8pm
January 24, 2020  |  9:30am-2pm 

Don't miss this annual educational event where oral health professionals join us at the museum for hands-on activities that promote dental care and provide opportunities to learn about the field of dentistry.

Special activities include:

  • Spin the Dental Wheel of Knowledge & win a prize

  • Brush a giant tooth 

  • Meet the Tooth Fairy

  • Make a Tooth Fairy necklace

  • Goodie bags


January 23, 2020 FREE FAMILY NIGHT


Sponsored by:
Grown-Up Play Date: 2020 Carnival
February 7, 2020

At GRCM, we believe that grown-ups need to play too! Join us for our 6th Annual Grown-Up Play Date, where adults take over the museum for a night of friends and fun. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, as we transform the museum into an indoor carnival, including: 

  • Carnival games

  • Prize wheel 

  • Street food

  • Playful cocktails

  • Craft beer

  • Wine Pull

  • Music by PJ DA DJ


Proceeds from this event will help fund our mission to bring play to all in our community.  Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $50/person.

Valentiney Family Night
February 10


  • Make valentines

  • Create BFF Shrinky Dink friendship bracelets

  • Valentines snacks


$3.00 admission

Saturday Art Classes
February 15 - March 21

Led by teaching artist and GRCM staff member Kalee, these classes will introduce budding artists to different artistic techniques and media. 

2/15  •  Cool Pets

Paint your pet in alternative colors

2/22  •  Four Seasons Tree

Paint a tree with branches spanning 4 seasons & 4 canvases 

2/29  •  Lost in Space...Space...Space

Create space-themed scratch-off art

3/7  •  Van Gogh with a Twist

Create your very own Van Gogh-themed art

3/14  •  Abstract Fields Forever

Paint an abstract color field on canvas with layers of acrylic

3/21  •  Spring Bouquet

Paint a watercolor still life of flowers


Recommended ages 7+; adults must attend with children.

Free with museum admission.


Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. 


member-only events

Member Sparkle Party
January 26, 2020

Start the new year celebrating what makes you special, what makes you shine & what makes you feel

sparkly inside! 

  • Make a unicorn horn

  • Dress-up play

  • Face painting

  • Temporary tattoos



Open to GRCM members.

Not a member?

Princesses provided by: 
Member Obstacle Course Extravaganza
February 10

Members, get moving and test your speed, problem-solving and agility on our Super GRCM Obstacle Course!


  • Jump through "flaming" hoops

  • Hop on river stones

  • Sneak through a laser maze

  • Balance on beams

  • And more! 


Open to GRCM members.

Not a member?

Grand Rapids Children's Museum
11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
phone: 616.235.4726
fax: 616.235.4728
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