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Get Inside Your Head at the Public Museum

Exciting new exhibit opens at Grand Rapids Public Museum

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Big Bird and Elmo Coming to Public Museum Chaffee Planetarium

Big Bird and Elmo are coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

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Eclipse Glasses, Season's Must Have For Upcoming Eclipse Viewing
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Who Will Have the Best/Worst Views of the Solar Eclipse in Michigan?

See when to watch for the eclipse, how to safely view it, who will have the best views in Michigan and where to get free solar glasses!

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Mindbender Mansion is Hanging Around a Bit Longer at Public Museum

The popular summer exhibit, Mindbender Mansion, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum has been so popular that they are extending it's run. It will hang around the museum from now through September 17! Everyone who dares to enter is challenged with puzzles, brainteasers and interactive games.

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Pioneering NASA Astronaut Jack Lousma Coming to Grand Rapids

Marine Colonel (ret) Jack Lousma, legendary pioneering NASA astronaut from the 1970s and early 1980s is coming back to Grand Rapids for a very special occasion. He will be here, May 3 and 4, to honor the memory of Roger B. Chaffee 50 years after the tragic Apollo 1 fire.

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More Quality Jobs Coming to West Michigan

More good news for Grand Rapids and West Michigan. At least 26 high-tech manufacturing jobs will be coming to the Grand Rapids area this year. Italian-based Siliconature Corporation will establish the company’s first North American manufacturing facility at 4495 68th Street SE,  in Kentwood.

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Kent County Residents Getting Special Benefits at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Remember last years millage request and vote to support the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo? Well, it passed with the help of loyal supporters, and now we get to reap the benefits!

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Edward White, Virgil Grissom And Roger Chaffee
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50th Anniversary of the Apollo 1 Spacecraft Commemorated With Vatican Observatory Director Coming to Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced some exciting news. The Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno is coming to Grand Rapids for a  presentation of “Discarded Worlds, Astronomical Ideas that were Almost Correct" on Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m. Tickets are on sale now!

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Annular Solar Eclipse Observed
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A Complete Solar Eclipse is Coming

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is coming, and you'll want to make plans now to see it.

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Dracula’s Blood, Franken-Worms and More at Grand Rapids Public Museum

It might be a very scary time for kids at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this October, because they'll be working with Dracula's blood. Creeeeeeeeeepy!

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Republican Candidates Debate In New Hampshire Days Before State's Primary
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Google’s new Animated Logo Lot’s of fun [Video]

Have you checked out Google's animated logo today? I'll have to admit, it's pretty cool.

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Gaming Companies Highlight Their Latest Products At Annual E3 Game Industry Conference
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Nintendo Fans, the Classics are Coming Back

Are you a gamer? Love to play video games, or you just try to keep up with the kids?

Now, it's your turn. Nintendo, a partner in this new Pokemon Go craze, is bringing out something pretty slick.

According to the website brobible.com, they are bringing back the classic NES gaming system.

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