We're all looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this summer. How cool does this look? An exhibit called "The Robot Zoo" is opening up later this month at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

The Robot Zoo at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The idea behind the exhibit is explore the idea of nature as a master engineer. At The Robot Zoo, you'll find eight robotic animals including a nine-foot giraffe, a ten-foot chameleon, a rhino, a platypus, a fly with a ten-foot wingspan, and even a giant squid!

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Plus there are more than a dozen hands-on activities. You'll get to explore interesting real life animal characteristics like how chameleons change color, giant squids propel themselves, and flies walk on the ceiling.

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When Does the Robot Zoo Open at the Grand Rapids Public Museum?

The Robot Zoo Exhibit opens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum June 22 and runs through September 22, 2024.

How Much Does the Robot Zoo Cost at the Grand Rapids Public Museum?

The Robot Zoo is free with the price of general admission. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for those 62 and older, $5 for students with a valid student ID, kids 3-17 are $5, kids 2 and under are free.

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For Kent County residents, adults are $10, seniors $8, students are $5, and all kids 17 and under are free!

Grand Rapids Public Museum members get free general admission.

Find out more about The Robot Zoo here!

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Not too long ago, Grand Rapid Parks and Recreation added skateboards to the Thrive Outside Gear Library. Did you know about all the cool stuff you can rent for free? Just about anything you'd need for a camping trip you'll find in the Gear Library at Roosevelt Park Gym, plus team sports equipment, clothing, picnic supplies, even gear for cold weather activities too! The Gear Library is located at the gym at Roosevelt Park at 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW in Grand Rapids. The library is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

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