general events

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Artprize workshops at GRCM
My Dearest Friends Project x DisArt
Saturday, September 18

Meet with artist Oaklee Thiele  at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum in a workshop designed to help children learn about disabilities in an open dialogue. Children and parents will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of invisible disability, service dogs, and more! Participants will have the opportunity to write and draw alongside the artist.⁠

My Dearest Friends Project recently teamed up with the Grand Rapids Children's Museum (@grcmuseum) to collect stories from children (aged 18 and under) who are part of the disability community. All submissions will be illustrated and shared on the Dearest Friends page. A curated selection of youth submissions will be prominently displayed on the museum's exterior walls.⁠

Artprize workshops at GRCM

See Turtles Swimming

Thursday, September 23
Meet Artprize artist Jax Kalin for a drop-in workshop in our makerspace. Create your own sea creature inspired by the Artprize submission See Turtles Swimming!

fundraiser events

Let's Play Golf Outing
September 27
8am registration  •  9am shotgun start
Thornapple Pointe Golf Course

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum invites you to the Let’s Play! 2021 Golf Outing. Please join us Monday, September 27th at Thornapple Pointe Golf Course. This fundraiser 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.


On course events will feature Hole-In-One prizes, Closest to the Pin and Long Drive Awards, 50/50 Raffle, lunch, and so much more. Make sure to get your team signed up early, as spaces are limited to the first 25 teams. Entry fee is $400 per team.