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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

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11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+1 616-235-4726

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October 2018

Trick-or-Treat Family Night

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Bring your little ghosts and goblins in for a special night of Halloween fun at the GRCM. Decorate a treat bag, create spooky art projects, and more. Trick–or–treat throughout the museum. Don’t forget your costume! Admission $1.75

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January 2019

Member Monday: Swashbuckle and Sparkle

Monday, January 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Ahoy Matey! Come sail the high seas as the museum is transformed into a giant pirate ship. Dress in costume as your favorite adventurer—from palace or pirate ship. It will be an exciting, swashbuckling adventure, including: •themed crafts and games •treasure hunts •walk the plank •princess appearances from Royal Arrivals between 10 and 11. •A Royal ASL Interpreter from Royal…

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February 2019

Grown-up Play Date

Friday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a night of mystery and intrigue with games, music, appetizers, adult beverages and the characters you've grown to love—Col. Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum and more! $10 valet parking available Ages 21+. Tickets $35 per person.

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March 2019

GRCM Literacy Month Story Times

Friday, March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Literacy Month with special guest story times! Details below. •March 7 11AM Brian Grooms of Grand Rapids Police Department 11:30AM Terra Tarango of Van Andel Education Institute •March 8 10:30AM Katherine Williams of UICA 11AM Kate Langmeyer of Van Andel Education Institute •March 9 10AM Andrea Riley-Mukavetz of Grand Valley State University •March 14 10:30AM…

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April 2019

Member Morning Earth Day

Monday, April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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DASH to GRCM & make something new out of something old! Programming & playful recycling projects provided by community partners, including: ​​ DASH Downtown Area Shuttle The Rapid Mobile GR City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Kent County Department of Public Works Friends of GR Parks Air Zoo West Michigan Environmental Academy Details coming soon — Ride the DASH…

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May 2019

Member Morning Super Animal Pajama Party

Sunday, May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us on Mother’s Day for a special members-only event. No need to get “dressed up” for this party. Kids (and their parents) are encouraged to wear your favorite PJs. May is Fantastic Beast Month at GRCM, so we’ll be featuring special activities including: ​​ Wear your pajamas Snacks DJ & Dancing Create animal masks Create unicorn horns

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Friends Just Like Me

Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Individuals with Down syndrome, their parents, and their siblings are invited to enjoy the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum in a supportive, friendly environment. The evening will feature a balloon artist, dance party, and special programming from Artists Creating Together and Arts in Motion. This FREE private event is for any West Michigan family raising a child with Down syndrome –…

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Connor’s Friends Event

Wednesday, May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Enjoy a night of play dedicated to families within the autism community, including: ​ Dimmed lighting Added sensory activities Calming music ​ Complimentary valet parking available. Link to RSVP: https://34355.blackbaudhosting.com/34355/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=142c9edc-270f-458f-8bee-b139b792706e

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July 2019

Day of Play Celebration

Wednesday, July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for the 2nd Annual “Day of Play” Celebration at Rosa Parks Circle. This free event encourages children and families in Grand Rapids to get outside and PLAY! This special event features a collaboration of community partners offering creative, interactive play experiences, including games, crafts, and of course, bubbles! Special musical guest Jim Dandy and the Fancy Pants will…

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September 2019

Members-only Party Animal Celebration

Sunday, September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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It's an animal art party! Dress like your favorite animal, create an owl magnet, and bring a white cotton garment to tie-dye! Not a member & want to join in on the fun? Sign up at www.grcm.org/join today!

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Family Art Night

Thursday, September 26 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Stop by for art projects with our resident artist Kerry Rolewicz, activities inspired by the artists of the new Project 1 festival, and much more! Admission is just $1.75.

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