Are you looking for things for the family to do over Christmas break? This might be your answer. How about a Snowflake Break?

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again hosting family-friendly fun over this year’s holiday break! Now through January 3, the GRPM will celebrate Snowflake Break with additional hands on activities, all included with admission.

Check out the exciting exhibits Whales: Giants of the Deep and Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown, and more. Everyone can make their own take home crafts including: unique paper snowflakes, punched tin crafts and whale ornaments. Also enjoy hands on KEVA plank activities. KEVA planks are building blocks that challenge all ages in designing sculptures, and the activities will be winter themed especially for Snowflake Break. Snowflake Break crafts will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

On Thursday, December 29th, visitors can take part in special holiday caroling accompanied by the Museum’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in the Meijer Theater from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free with general admission.

In addition to the free with admission activities, the GRPM will also host a holiday themed planetarium show “Let it Snow,” and performances of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in partnership with StageGR.

Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM

You can also join the Museum for late nights to see Whales: Giants of the Deep and Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown until 8 p.m. on December 26th, 27th, 29th and January 3rd. The GRPM will be closed today, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Don't forget the Let it Snow Planetarium Show – Now through Jan. 8
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. 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

StageGR “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” – Now through Dec. 31
The show will run on various dates and times.. All shows take place in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Show-only tickets are $10 for non-members, and $5 for Museum members. Show tickets with general admission to the GRPM included are $18 for adults and $13 for children. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling 616.929.1700 or at the Museum’s front desk.


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