Front Row for the Fireworks


Enjoy the wonder of the museum and a front row seat for the July 4th celebratory fireworks display on the Grand River.


For Your Enjoyment  – Organ concerts with stirring patriotic melodies in the Meijer Theatre and exciting shows in the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium (both located on the 2nd floor) will be ongoing throughout the evening.  Take a spin on our famous 1928 Spillman Carousel (1st floor Galleria) and create your own adventure exploring our many exhibits on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, plus a Scavenger Hunt for the kids. 

Please note, the museum will close at 4 p.m. July 4 and re-open at 6:30 p.m.


  • Adult – $15; Child – $7.50; 2 & Under – free
  • Member Prices: Member Adult – $10; Member Child – $5; Member 2 & Under – free
Menu:  Meal Deal for $5.00; Hot dog or Bratwurst Pizza-pepperoni or vegetarian;
chips, small brownie or cookie, and drink


Tickets are no longer available online. Please purchase by phone at 616.456.3977, or at the museum's front desk. 

  • The Museum will close at 4pm on Thursday, July 4 in preparation for the event.
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will not be open for viewing during the event.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
  • Guests may also purchase a guaranteed parking pass in the Museum ramp for $10.  If you purchase a parking pass, it does not have to be picked up prior to the event.  Your name will be held at the parking ramp entrance.
  • Sponsor a child with an event and meal ticket donation for $10.
  • Our event will take place regardless of weather.  No refunds or rain dates. 
  • The Museum will be closed prior to this event, doors will open at 6:30 pm.  Available tickets may be purchased at the front desk on the evening of the event if the event is not sold-out.

The Museum is once again working with Bethany Christian Services, Lutheran Social Services, West Michigan Ronald McDonald House and D.A. Blodgett Homes to bring kids, who may otherwise not be able to attend, downtown to the museum to enjoy the festivities. Ticket purchasers may sponsor a child with a $10 event/meal ticket donation. For details, please call 616.929.1724.


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July 4, 2013
Thursday6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.