PLEASE BE ADVISED: Our state’s governor has issued a stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 virus. All museums and attractions are currently closed. However, Culture Pass GR can still be purchased today to be used at a later date (within 6 months of purchase). Culture Pass GR makes a great gift option too!
Culture Pass GR curates the best of Grand Rapids' cultural attractions and things to do into a unique experience pass. Passes are delivered instantly to your phone via text and email and are ready to use immediately with nothing to download! Sharing and gifting tools make it easy to gift passes or invite friends and loved ones to share an experience. See the best of Grand Rapids today!
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3-Day Culture Pass
Culture Pass GR is your ticket to explore the abundance of art and culture in Grand Rapids. With this pass, you’ll receive admission into many cultural attractions around Grand Rapids as well as additional exclusive discounts. With instant delivery and easy mobile access, this is the easiest way to see and save in Grand Rapids!
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White House State Dinner, step inside the Oval Office, see the original Watergate burglar tools and Smithsonian-caliber changing exhibitions. President Ford and First Lady Betty Ford are buried on site.
- General Admission
Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives
Oral history, in African culture, was performed by the griots or storytellers. They kept the history and traditions of the family, the tribe and the nation but this was generally a masculine job. When the Africans were brought to the Americas, that duty shifted to our womanfolk and in recent times that person was a grandmother, granny, nana, grandma or GRAAMA. Our acronym describes much about our mission and where we are focused: telling those shared stories of the people from this community through changing exhibits and live performances. "Always listen to your GRAAMA"
- Free Admission + Tour
- A $20.00 donation gets you a free GRAAMA backpack with reflective strips for night!
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. GRAM has grown to include more than 6,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Welcoming spaces invite guests to explore the collection and discover new ideas through traveling exhibitions and innovative programming, including hands-on workshops in GRAM Studio, artist talks, guided gallery tours, live concerts and performances, and more.
Please note: Admission to GRAM is free on Meijer Free Tuesdays and Thursday Nights (5 pm – 9 pm).
- General Admission
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing hands-on exhibits that inspire leaning and encourage self-directed exploration.
- General Admission
Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture, with three floors of hands-on fun and education exhibits for families to explore. For more information visit grpm.org.
- General Admission
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. UICA features gallery exhibitions of work from regional, national, and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of dynamic events including concerts, performances, artist receptions, and gallery talks. UICA’s 195-seat film theater shows independent cinema, international films, and documentaries six days a week.
Please note: UICA is closed on University holidays.
- General Gallery Admission
John Ball Zoo
OPENS APRIL 3 FOR THE 2020 SEASON
John Ball Zoo inspires our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. Over 1,500 animals including lions, tigers, bears (oh my)! Both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Interactive experiences include a funicular (tram), zip line, high ropes course, and more!
- Zoo Admission Pass
Additional Exclusive Discounts
Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids
Battle GR Tactical Games
At BattleGR Tactical Games in Grand Rapids, MI, indoor laser tag is like no other. Our unique facility will put you right in the center of the action. We provide military-replica taggers with red and green dot scopes, and offer several different objective based games or missions to bring teams and families together. You could play for hours without playing the same game twice. Our goal is to provide clean fun, and to bring people away from their screens and back to interacting with each other during an exciting game of laser tag.
- 15% Off Arena Play Sessions
Broadway Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988, opening with South Pacific starring Robert Goulet, AND with a mission to bring in the very best of national touring Broadway productions to West Michigan. In 2009, Broadway Grand Rapids and Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts created a partnership that was dramatic — literally and figuratively. For theater lovers throughout West Michigan, this pairing created an enhanced opportunity to secure top-notch shows for our DeVos Performance Hall venue. Each season brings legendary stories and memorable music to the stage helping to bring the power and magic of theater to our community.
Photo Credit: © Joan Marcus
- 10% off Tickets for Select Performances
Each summer, Circle Theatre produces five main stage productions from May through September - including three musicals and two plays — performing more than sixty performances and playing to over 20,000 local audience members a year.
- $5 off Any Main Stage Musical or Play Ticket
Established in 1925, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation.
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- $5 off Any Adult Ticket for Civic Shows
The Comedy Project
The Comedy Project is a comedy and cocktails theater in Grand Rapids' vibrant Westside Business District. We feature improv comedy, sketch comedy, comedy variety shows, a comedy training center, private event hosting and more!
DeVos Performance Hall
Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the 2,404-seat performing arts theater that hosts performances by The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Grand Rapids Ballet, Broadway Grand Rapids and Opera Grand Rapids as well as touring concerts, comedy and family shows.
- Save on Tickets for Select Events
The Dinner Detective Grand Rapids
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Grand Rapids, Michigan! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!
- 15% Off Admission
Grand Rapids Art Museum Store
Visit The Museum Store and find art-inspired gifts for family and friends. Browse through an ever-changing array of unique gifts, jewelry designed by local and international artists, decorative accessories, great children’s toys, art books, fair trade items from around the globe, and much more!
The Grand Rapids Art Museum Store is open during regular museum hours and until 8 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings.
- 20% off Grand Rapids Art Museum Store Purchase
Grand Rapids Ballet
Celebrating its 50th season in 2021 as Michigan’s only professional ballet company, Grand Rapids Ballet are committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance under the current leadership of James Sofranko as artistic director, Glenn Del Vecchio as executive director, and Attila Mosolygo as director of Grand Rapids Ballet School and its Junior Company. A proud recipient of the ArtServe Michigan Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization, Grand Rapids Ballet has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.
- 1st Ballet Class Free
Opera Grand Rapids
Our mission is to foster and fulfill demand for high quality, live opera in West Michigan. Opera Grand Rapids enriches our West Michigan community through the creativity and excellence of this timeless art form. Opera is a unique, powerful experience that moves people. Opera is also an occasion — a night out filled with music, vocal athleticism, drama, and a story with an emotional appeal that brings people back time after time.
- 15% off Select Tickets
River City Improv
River City Improv exists because we enjoy entertaining audiences using comedic improvisation. Our shows weave skits, games and songs with audience suggestions to create unique entertainment experiences for each show. Occasionally we will throw in a piece of non-improvised sketch comedy or a dance number, just to keep our audiences guessing.
- BOGO Improv Night
Van Andel Arena
Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000-plus seat Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids offer the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and Midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events.
- Save on Tickets for Select Events