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    Grand Rapids Public Museum is among the best public musuems I’ve been to, nearly on par with those in Chicago and Washington DC. A few of the exhibits are a bit dated, but we were amazed by the depth of the collections. The historical Grand Rapids exhibits were excellent – we learned a lot! The natural science exhibits had great collections with accurate and articulate descriptions of the displays and the complex concepts of our natural world.The museum incorporated play activities and displays for kids to let loose some energy while learning a bit in the process. This was a very welcome find while travelling with kids and looking for good things to do. The entrance fee is quite reasonable, and very low considering the high quality facility and exhibits. As an added bonus, the cafe prices were reasonable, with comfortable seating and looking out over the river.My 4-year-old daughter had a great time. My wife and I had a great time! We spent over three hours in the museum and did not see it all. We would definitely return to the museum on future trips to Grand Rapids, and highly recommend it!

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    Went today on a Saturday…way too busy, Museum is not prepared for busy crowd, even though I’d expect this to be normal on the weekends. Had to wait in line for over 1/2 hr. There were only 3 people selling tickets. The staff seemed overwhelmed with the crowd…which I said above weekends are probably crazy.Wasn’t overly impressed with the exhibitions…some seemed trite…like the 50’s bar with jukebox. The only exhibition I was glad to see was the 1800’s town…which I remember from the former museum of my childhood. With the variety of exhibitions it was difficult to distinguish if the museum was a Natural Science or Michigan History Museum. However, I think the museum is great for children and young adults will find it interesting.

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    Overall great museum to keep the children busy. Lots of nature, tech and Michigan specific exhibits. Recommended for families.

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    Line to get in was out the door and down the street. They should work on being equipped for large crowds. But once inside, it is a great experience for kids and adults alike.

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    Cost is to high for lower income, priced larger families way to much