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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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Parking Your Car is no Problem With This Invention [Video]

Parking your car in a tight space is mind boggling. You're in a parking lot or ramp, and that space you want to squeeze into is just that, a squeeze. Well, there is a new invention that could solve your problem.

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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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Killler Whale Calf At SeaWorld San Diego
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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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Grand Rapids Public Museum Celebrates Beer

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM), in partnership with Brewery Vivant, is beginning a series of three Beer Explorers classes inspired by the new exhibit Earth Explorers, and in conjunction with ongoing Science Tuesdays programs. Each class will offer a different scientific approach to the brewing and tasting of beer. What not to like, here?

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Moby Launches SonicVision Music Show At Planetarium
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More Spring Break Fun at the Chaffee Planetarium

There is something new and exciting at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. It's an exciting show at the Chaffee Planetarium, and just in time for spring break.

It's an original planetarium show, Starlight Safari, an interactive trip across our continents to see and learn about various animal constellations.

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