general events

November 24-December 30
Experience the joy of giving at GRCM! At GiftWorks, kids can create, wrap and share a handmade gift with someone special. 
GiftWorks features a new handmade gift each week and is free with museum admission. Offered daily during the holiday season.
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New Years Early Eve
December 31
Don’t miss the party of the year with your little ones! Join us as we blast off into the new year with an out-of-this-world celebration, all before bedtime. This interstellar event features: 

• Buddy’s Pizza

• Spoonlickers

• Ball drop with confetti

• Noisemakers, party hats, and glow bracelets
• Music, dancing and more!


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


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.


member-only events

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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