Natural Learning

Places in Michigan that Support Natural Learning- Part 5

by Therusticfive-

This is our last post in this series about natural learning, but don’t worry I will continue to share more places as we explore them. There are so many places yet for us to discover.

*I am posting early because Christmas is this Sunday and I want you to be unplugged and spending time with family instead of connecting with us. However, I don’t want you missing our latest blog.

Now let’s get to it…

Today’s post is all about the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The GRPM is also located in Grand Rapids near the Fredrick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Parks. (Check out our last post on Fredrick Meijer Gardens here).

Scout at the GRPM


There are SO many reasons why we love this museum. The museum not only contains historical information through their exhibits, but it also has a planetarium AND a Merry-Go-Round. Honestly, the Merry-Go-Round is the kids favorite part everytime we go they have to ride it.

Scout and I enjoying her first merry-go-round ride

The GRPM really begins learning to life through their exhibits. They have a nature room, a historical replica of old Grand Rapids, wood working area that you can watch furniture actually being made, and so many more.

How did people ride these things?
How does this work?
Scout with grandma enjoying the traveling exhibit.
One of the many exhibits.
Scout enjoying the view of the Grand River.
The boys listening to one of the many volunteers taking about the printing press.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a wonderful place to support your child’s natural learning. There’s a wide range of exhibits, so there is bound to be one that everyone finds interesting.

Live in the GR area and plan on making multiple visits, then consider getting a membership. We are currently members to the GRPM and there are many perks to our membership. We truly love the GRPM.

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I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.

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  1. xxscharrer

    We’re in Grand Rapids all the time and I have yet to hear of their museum! I will definitely have to check it out and take my little one!

    23 . 12 . 2016
  2. Therusticfive

    You will love it. There’s so much to do there.

    23 . 12 . 2016
  3. joshandbrittanydyer

    Looks like fun and looks like your children loved it!

    23 . 12 . 2016
  4. Therusticfive

    They did! ๐Ÿ™‚

    23 . 12 . 2016
  5. Ashley

    This is great! I’m a huge supporter of active, hands on type learning!!

    24 . 12 . 2016
  6. Rojielyn

    i want my daughter to like this too ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s really awesome.

    26 . 12 . 2016
  7. Kirsten

    You look like you had such a great time!

    27 . 12 . 2016
  8. Therusticfive

    Thanks! We did! ๐Ÿ™‚

    28 . 12 . 2016
  9. Taislany Gomes

    Such a lovely post. Great pictures!

    Kisses & Happy Wednesday,

    28 . 12 . 2016
  10. Thompson Rebekah

    We haven’t been to the Public Museum in a really long time!! We love the Air zoo in Kalamazoo! It is one of our favorites!

    29 . 12 . 2016
  11. Therusticfive

    I want to visit the air zoo! It’s on my list! ๐Ÿ™‚

    29 . 12 . 2016
  12. Hali @daytoday MOMents

    These are so fun, if I ever go I would love to take my kids! ๐Ÿ˜€

    30 . 12 . 2016
  13. Therusticfive

    The kids will enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    30 . 12 . 2016

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