Grand Rapids Museums Free 4 All

Grand Rapids Museums – No-Admission Days

Grand Rapids Museums This is a great incentive to bring the entire family downtown on select days and check out some of our museums. At no charge!

Press release:

Grand Rapids, Michigan — For four Sundays in 2012, the four major downtown museums will open their doors free of admission. One Sunday each quarter, January 22, April 15, July 15 and October 21, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum will join together to welcome the region’s residents for free general admission at each institution from noon to 5 pm.

Generously supported by presenting sponsors Amway and Fifth Third Bank, the collaboration was organized by Rebecca Westphal, formerly with the Public Museum. “The idea came from other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles, where similar collaborations have existed for years. After researching the concept, we had preliminary conversations among the museums, but until major sponsors were secured, the idea couldn’t move forward,” said Westphal. “It is so terrific that Amway and Fifth Third have stepped up to make this happen for the community.”

The collaboration has numerous benefits for all who will participate. Downtown Grand Rapids will welcome visitors drawn by the attraction of the free admission, some of whom may not have been downtown recently, or ever. These visitors will become familiar with the amenities available–the shops, restaurants, and parking options, making them more likely to return for additional reasons. They will have four more reasons to endorse the message “Let’s go. downtown.”

Free general admission will be offered during these Museums Free 4 All dates and hours:

Sunday, January 22, noon – 5 pm

Sunday, April 15, noon – 5 pm

Sunday, July 15, noon – 5 pm

Sunday, October 21, noon – 5 pm

Any special programming or exhibit fees may still apply.


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