Thanks to the generosity of Jim and Shirley Balk,

there is no additional cost to participate in daily programs. 

Programs

 

member-only playtime

An exclusive time for members to come play at the museum and enjoy special programming.

 

Check calendar for upcoming days

daily program

Our programs change every day! From messy art to storytime, there’s always something new. Check our monthly calendar for a list of daily activities. 

 

Sundays, 1-3pm

Wednesdays, 10am-12pm

Thursdays, 10am-12pm; 5:30-7:30pm

Fridays, 10am-12pm

Saturdays, 1-3pm

toddler time

Special programming designed specifically for the littler hands (ages 3 and under). Make music, enjoy sensory play, create art

and more!

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

open paint

Have a little artist? Create works of art for your art gallery at home.

Every other Tuesday, 2-4pm

imagination laboratory

Explore mud, examine slime, discover cloud dough, enjoy water play and more. Every lab

is a new experience!

Wednesdays, 9:30am-4pm

Fridays, 9:30am-4pm

sensory environment

Special low-sensory programming with dimmed lighting, quiet music, calming tactile activities and cozy spaces.

Every other Tuesday, 2-4pm

family night

All ages are invited to a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) series to explore the inner workings of everyday objects.

Check our monthly calendar for dates

discovery studio

All ages are invited to a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) series to explore the inner workings of everyday objects.

Check our monthly calendar for dates

giftworks

November 24–December 30
Join us for extended program hours as we make gifts for the holidays. Check out our calendar of activities here.

november calendar
Click to view special daily programming
 
 

resources

play kits

Fun ideas to play at home from the GRCM program staff!

 

Visit our Pinterest page for more play ideas!

corporate recess

Let the GRCM play experts come to your next staff meeting or event to lead a special recess to discover how play helps team-building, reduces stress and improves creative thinking!

For more info or to schedule contact:

616.235.4726

educator resources

If you plan to visit, here are some ways to

get ready and then continue the play in

your classroom.

 
 
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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