If you're looking for things for the kids, a visiting family, to do over the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, check out the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

On display now, you can see historic Grand Rapids like never before, built from LEGOs. The 1925-era display, is complete with operating trams and includes a section of the Grand River, the Morton Hotel, and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation building - a former brewery. It's very cool, and on view through January 28!

Don't forget to visit Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids to discover models and replicas of preserved specimens and cast fossils of prehistoric animals. You can build your own dragon, touch a cast of a narwhal tusk and rearrange scale models of mammoth bones!

In addition, the Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium celebrates the holiday season with the holiday show, Let it Snow, beginning next Friday, November 24.

Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, and special effects, making it a must see this season for both adults and children.

Tickets are $4 each with general admission to the Museum, free to Museum members and $5 each for planetarium only tickets. For more information and show times, visit

That should hold you for a day or so, anyway.


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