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Special spring break activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Activities will take place Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday April 2 and 9, 2017.
Whale exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Whale exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum /Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

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Whale heart interactive exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Whale heart interactive exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum /Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Giant Connect Four at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Giant Connect Four at the Grand Rapids Public Museum /Couresty of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Spend this Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) to enjoy intriguing exhibits, planetarium shows and hands-on activities! Visitors can explore the Earth’s most amazing creatures at current traveling exhibits, "Whales: Giants of the Deep and Creatures of Light"!

This year, the GRPM invites families to enjoy special Spring Break activities planned from March 31 to April 9. Visitors will enjoy free hands-on activities in the Museum’s main floor Galleria, including watercolor printmaking, making your own origami whales and playing BIG games. Activities will take place Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday April 2 and 9. Enjoy special extended hours at the Museum until 8 p.m. April 3 through 7!

Whales: Giants of the Deep is a fully immersive exhibit bringing visitors up close to these mysterious creatures that call our oceans home. Families can come eye to eye with real skeletons, seeing more than 35 different species of whales in the exhibit, and explore their biology through interactive games! During spring break, current and new members will be able to visit Whales FREE of charge!

Recently opened, Creatures of Light gives visitors a unique experience of moving through diverse environments of creatures that use bioluminescence to glow. Explore and interact with familiar organisms such as fireflies to the unfamiliar of deep sea fish that use this phenomenon to attract a mate, lure prey or protect themselves. This exhibit is free with admission.

Spring Break offers visitors new shows in the Museum's Chaffee Planetarium, including Eclipses and Phases of the Moon and Escher’s Universe, with additional show times daily.

Eclipses and Phases of the Moon takes a trip through space, allowing viewers to discover how Solar and Lunar eclipses happen and the mythology surrounding them. Visitors will be able to experience the wonder of these eclipses and given the knowledge on how to safely see the astronomical event of a lifetime!

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