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Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE TODAY!

Here is some exciting news, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE TODAY! Yes, absolutely free admission from 12 to 5 p.m. thanks to support from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

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Maker Faire Coming Back to Grand Rapids in August

Maker Faire is back in Grand Rapids on August 20 & 21 for its 3rd year, once again held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and nearby Grand Valley State University’s Hall of Engineering. Combining a traditional science fair with innovation and engineering, community makers will showcase what they have made and share what they have learned.

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President Obama, Hillary, Bernie, Ted and Donald at a Middle School Graduation? [Video]

The Internet is going crazy for an 8th-grader named John Aiello who delivered a hilarious commencement speech at his middle school graduation.

Combining his love of impressions and politics, Aiello brought the house down with his spot-on impressions of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and President Obama.

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Whales Traveling Exhibit Open at Grand Rapids Public Museum in October

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that a new exhibition entitled Whales: Giants of the Deep will open on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Interactive, immersive and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, this exhibit is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures.

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America’s Diplomats Documentary Film Free to the Public This Wednesday at Ford Museum

Here is an exciting opportunity to learn about America's Diplomats, and the U.S. Foreign Service and policy.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, the World Affairs Council in partnership with the Gerald R...

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Your Michigan Library Card Is Good At More Than Just Libraries

Are you a Michigan library card holder?  Did you know that as of May 24th, you can now access hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, recreation areas and campgrounds for either free or discounted admission...

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Looking for a Different Summer Camp Experience? How About Ambulance Camp?

There are lots of innovative summer camp opportunities out there. The traditional camp, the public museum's camp activities, the Humane Society and their camps with animals, and so much more. But, there is another one out there - Ambulance Camp.

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Fun With the Public Museum’s Digital Scavenger Hunt

Now, you can become a Museum Explorer at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) through a special digital scavenger hunt experience. Visitors can utilize the free Goosechase application to compete in special missions throughout the GRPM, earning points to win prizes. How cool is that?

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Amazing Facts About Life Here on Earth [Video]

Life can be hectic hear on earth. So many things happening in our lives, it's hard to keep up, don't you think?

So, let's narrow it down a bit. Let's look at life through the lens of New York magazine. They created this fascinating video to show everything that happens in any one minute on Earth.

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Memorial Day is a Tribute to All Who Have Kept us Free [Video]

It's Memorial Day, 2016. Possibly, just another day for some, but for most of us, a day to remember, honor and salute the men and women of the armed forces who, so bravely, have worked and fought to keep us FREE.

I could go on and pontificate about how we should never forget, but I found a video on You Tube that does it much better.

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Former Math Teacher Wins ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis With Math, Music and Paintings

Artist Emily Lynch Victory was one of five finalists at the fourth annual ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis event, held at the Walker Art Center. She won a $5,000 cash grant and a guaranteed spot on the seventh floor at 200 Ottawa in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize Eight.

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Holland High School Students Conducting Full Day Criminal Mock Trial

Holland High School AP Government students will conduct a full day criminal mock trial on Thursday at the Ottawa County 58th District Court.

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