PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits the Grand Rapids Public Museum – Part 1

A restored streetcar inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum. (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

The AmericaJR Web Team recently visited the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the banks of the Grand River. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture. Founded in 1854 as the Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History, the Museum’s first collections were the “Cabinets of Curiosities” put together by important civic leaders such as John Ball. The GRPM’s current facility opened in 1994 on the west bank of the Grand River in the heart of downtown. It contains three floors of exhibits, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, the Cook Carousel Pavilion, Meijer Theater, cafe, and gift shop.

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum at 272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Advance tickets are required during COVID-19 pandemic. For tickets and more information, go to