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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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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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Spring Break can be Full of Fun Here at Home

Spring break is just a week away and I'll bet your kids are chomping at the bit to be "released!" Some of you may be going to warmer places, exotic destinations, etc., but many will stay home, and that's not all bad, because there is plenty to do here at home. Here are some cool suggestions.

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Successful West Michigan Companies Among Top 50 to Watch in Michigan

There is a great business spirit here in West Michigan, especially an entrepreneurial spirit.

And, that was certainly pointed out as ten West Michigan companies are among the 50 Companies to Watch in Michigan.

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Star Gazing With the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Star gazing at the Grand Rapids Public Museum can be very exciting. One would think you would be sitting in a comfortable seat in the Chafee Planetarium watching a spectacular show. But noooooooo, not this time.

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15-Year Old Boy Get’s Heart Transplant and Wakes up Crying With Happiness [Video]

This is such a touching video of this young man.

A 15-year-old boy from Detroit named Trevor Sullivan desperately needed a new heart. He was finally matched with one and had the successful surgery. What happened next?

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A Global Innovation Center Opens in Grand Rapids

One of Grand Rapids largest employers has opened its first North American innovation center.

Global automotive and aerospace innovator & manufacturer, Hutchinson, opened its first North American Innovation Center at a private grand opening event yesterday, January 20 here in Grand Rapids. The center, which occupies 13,400 SF of a renovated third floor of its 30-acre campus at 460 Fuller Avenue in Grand Rapids, is dedicated to research, development and innovative thinking for all of Hutchinson’s divisions.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is looking for volunteers for a variety of upcoming interactive programs this spring. New volunteer needs for the GRPM include help for new Science Tuesday programming, as well as organists to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Museum’s Meijer Theater.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Creating Science Tuesdays

This is pretty exciting. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will begin a brand new program this February called Science Tuesdays. Science Tuesdays will be an ongoing educational experience at the GRPM, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays kick off on February 2 with the theme Grand Fish, Grand River.

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The Blue Marble

 

Here is an iconic photo taken 43 years ago that no man had seen before.

It was on December 8, in 1972 that astronauts on the Apollo 17 spacecraft took a famous photograph of Earth, a photo that came to be known as "The Blue Marble." Ph...

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Here are the Top Toys for Christmas

Do you have your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping finished, wrapped and ready to go? Are you kidding?

Okay, seriously, most of us are still madly rushing about gathering presents and are somewhat clueless as to what to by the kids and grandkids.

Have no fear, I have this handy-dandy guide to the top Christmas toys of 2015, thanks to Ranker.com. Whether you’re looking for popular 2015 toys for your own kids, a niece or nephew, or pretty much any other kid you’d care to gift with one of the best Christmas presents ever, you're covered!

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