Whole Family Fun in Grand Rapids, MI
Should you come to Grand Rapids with the young ones, you shouldn’t be worried about fun things to do and see. Here are some of the areas to consider. More can be found here.
Blanford Nature Center
Located out past the John Ball Zoo, the Blanford Nature Center is a beautiful place to get into nature. A popular field trip destination for elementary kids, families can also explore the many trails, boardwalks, and paths in all seasons (snowshoe rentals are available). Blanford has some signature events throughout the year; the sugarbush maple syrup harvest is our favorite. You can also visit the Wildlife Education Center, heritage buildings, and working farms focused on educating visitors on sustainable agriculture and food production. Learn more about Grand Rapids, MI is a Historic Town.
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum features nine key exhibits over two floors (our favorite is the Bubbles exhibit in the front corner of the second floor). The museum is an excellent medium-size facility that caters to younger children and toddlers. Thursday night is family night, and admission is discounted to $1.75/person. The museum is within walking distance of the Grand Rapids Public Library; on the way, we like to toss lucky pennies in the fountains at Veteran’s Memorial Park.