At GRCM, we have a variety of memberships to best serve your needs. Whether you're a business, caregiver, or family of two or 12, we have a membership for you! Members enjoy many exclusive perks, including one year of unlimited admission. Be a part of something special. Join today!
one year of unlimited free admission
Gift the gift of play with a GRCM membership! GRCM memberships are active immediately upon payment and are active for 12 months from the date of purchase (or from a renewing members' expiration date), so now is the perfect time to give the gift of play to a playful person!
All memberships now receive the added benefit of digital membership cards! Gift recipients can attend the museum using an ID until their digital membership card download link arrives directly in the gift recipient's email (1-3 business days from the date of purchase). Renewing an active membership will automatically add 12 months to the current expiration date, so you don't have to worry about losing time.
To purchase a gift membership, select the membership level you are interested in from above. Then, make sure to check the box 'This is a gift' on the payment page. Download this gift membership handout if you would like something to put inside of a card. Questions? Visit our Membership FAQs.
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is a proud member of The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network. The ACM Reciprocal Network is a network of ACM member museums that offer discounted admission based on their membership level. Currently, over 200 museums participate in the network and provide 50% off general admission for up to six (6) family members from the same household, including the cardholder, who must be present.
+pay what you can
We offer discounted memberships that are available to families that qualify for EBT and/or WIC. These memberships are available for a minimum of $20, but we ask that families give as much as they are able. Families able to pay a little more will allow us to continue our mission of providing access to play for all children in our community.
These memberships are available online, in-person, by phone, or by mail. Membership benefits will apply to the qualifying family and caregivers. Families may continue to renew at this level as long as they continue to qualify under these programs. We do not require documentation to register as a member.
If you have questions about a different qualifying program, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Megan Geiken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t qualify but are interested in helping further our mission? If you would like to make a gift to support Family memberships, please donate to our Play it Forward fund!
service organization memberships
Are you a licensed childcare provider or local non-profit service organization that brings your clients to GRCM on a regular basis? We are proud to partner with our local community therapeutic and educational organizations that serve young people by offering a membership option specifically for the needs of those organizations and their clients.
Organizational memberships cost $500 for one year
Admission for up to eight people at one time - inclusive of children and adults - for 12 months; employees of the organization must show identification upon entrance. Digital passes stored on your account will be redeemed at each visit.
Ten (10) one-time-use family-play passes to be used at the agency's discretion
Organizations receive additional perks:
discounted admission for additional guests
10% discount at the museum store
10% discount for room rentals
Printed physical passes can be issued to your organization for you to give your clients for a discounted fee of $6 per pass. These passes are valid for the length of the annual membership. If you find that you would like additional passes during the term of your membership, ordering more is an option.
A unique and creative way to show appreciation to employees, customers and vendors while supporting the museum's philanthropic initiatives to ensure all children in our community have access to play. Contact Maggie Lancaster, CEO, for more information email@example.com.
NEW! digital membership cards
Starting May 2021, we are adding the NEW membership benefit of digital membership cards. Digital cards will be emailed to the address listed for the primary adult. Members can also pick up physical cards at the front desk for no additional charge.
Association of Children’s Museums. This reciprocal membership gives you 50% off general admission for up to six people to over 200 participating children’s museums across the U.S.
Visit www.findachildrensmuseum.org for a list of participating museums.
The Cultural Membership Exchange benefit is an exclusive GRCM member benefit! During certain months your GRCM membership will get you into other cool and exciting cultural organizations throughout Michigan.
Join a dedicated group of individuals, corporations and foundations that are committed to building minds through play in our community.