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General Events

general events

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

Sponsored by the Kent Medical Foundation

member events

member events


Member Morning

Monday, August 12, 9am-12pm

Grand Rapids Children's Museum


GRCM members, join us for our Animal Adventure member morning! Activities include animal dress up, recycled art animal collages, and a special penguin-themed program with John Ball Zoo!

Save the date for upcoming members-only playtimes:

⭐ Monday, August 12 ➡️ Animal Adventure
⭐ Monday, October 14 ➡️ Boo Bash
⭐ Monday, November 11 ➡️ Building Party
⭐ Monday, December 9 ➡️ Winter Wonderland
fundraising events

grown-up events

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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