general events

Wizarding World of GRCM Family Night
March 5
  • Play Quidditch to test your broom skills

  • Search for the golden snitch in a scavenger hunt

  • Make a wand

  • Take Potions & Herbology classes

  • Discover your magical pet & learn about owls


$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 Mornings
  • Sunday 2/23
  • Monday 3/9

  • Sunday 3/22

  • Sunday 4/26

  • Monday 5/11

  • Monday 6/8

  • Sunday 6/28

Playtimes exclusively for our members.

Not a member?

Member Playtime: Story Party
March 22

Celebrate Literacy Month at GRCM with alphabet slime,

zine-making and special community storytellers:

  • 10am John Ball Zoo - with live animals from the Traveling Zoo

  • 10:30am Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services - led by a signed storyteller

  • 11am Creative Youth Center

  • 11:30am Refuge Education Center​

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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