$20 for a Visit for Five to the Grand Rapids Public Museum (Up to $40 Value)

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History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $20 for general admission for up to five people (up to a $40 value)

Spread across three floors, museum exhibits pay homage to the history of Grand Rapids and the world at large, with a 76-foot whale skeleton, Civil War relics, and full-scale reproductions of Grand Rapids in the 1890s.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Founded by local civic leaders in 1854, the Grand Rapids Public Museum continues to keep the city’s history alive in the minds of its current residents with a promise in it mission statement and a trove of exhibits that explore West Michigan’s natural and cultural past. Current exhibits and standing collections cast a spotlight on past and future centuries, giving voice to the stories that helped shape our modern world while speculating about when our politicians will be finally replaced with robots. If visitors to the three-story Van Andel Museum Center can pry their eyes away from the exhibitions inside, they will be treated to stunning views of the downtown skyline; similarly, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium enthralls with its panoramic photographs and up-close looks at the night sky.

Just as history constantly replenishes itself, the Grand Rapids Public Museum never stops working to collect local treasures, educate members through camps and special programs, and develop projects for the future.

Reviews

Excellent local Museum. Offers new exhibits frequently to keep things new and interesting. Includes planetarium and merry-go-round.

Paul Cummings, Google+ Local

This is a must see. Three floors of great history, entertainment and interest. Go early and spend time looking at it all.

BT105, TripAdvisor, 9/29/12
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    Grand Rapids

    272 Pearl Street Northwest

    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

    616-929-1700

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In a Nutshell

Groups tour three floors of exhibits detailing regional history, including Civil War relics and a 76-foot whale skeleton

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 8th, 2013. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Not valid for Front Row for the Fireworks, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, planetarium or laser light shows. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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