Creatures of Light {Grand Rapids Public Museum}

It’s Spring Break in Michigan and we are in “staycation” mode.  Today’s trip was a visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see the whales exhibit that ends next week.  Only problem was that the almost 8 year old thought that was boring.  The 12 year old and I LOVED it- you can read about it here>>  click here

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What we ALL ended up loving was the Creatures of Light exhibit which was really really neat.  The exhibit was dark with a lot of cool “glow in the dark”  structures- from a firefly hanging from the ceiling to jellyfish and glowworm replicas.  There was a neat little tunnel showing the swarming of dinoflagellates found in Puerto Rico, due to motion.

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This exhibit is very interactive, and really kept the interest of all the kids , not just my own.  It was fun to see kids reading the facts from signage to parents.  This exhibit will be at the Grand Rapids Public Museum until July 9, 2017.  If you’re in the area- it would be  a good way to spend a rainy morning or afternoon with the kids.

While you are there, enjoy lunch in the café.  It was pretty inexpensive- Less than $16 for 2 kids meals (both with mac and cheese, an apple, chips and a drink) plus my salad, fruit cup and drink.  For that type of venue- I was surprised at how reasonable the food prices were.

Click here to visit the Creatures of Light Page on the Grand Rapids Public Museum website.

Click here to read more about the Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibit ( no photos are allowed in that exhibit but the museum has a few on that site.)  Even though my 7 year old was a little bored- my almost teen loved it and it might be worth a visit.  I really enjoyed it.  This exhibit only goes through April 15.  From May 27- September 4 it will be in San Antonio, TX at the Witte Museum


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