The Museum would appreciate your feedback as we begin to make plans for the coming year and beyond. What traveling exhibitions would you like to see? What types of events do you enjoy attending? Please take a moment to complete the following survey and let us know! Thank you.
1. What types of exhibits are you most interested in seeing at the museum?
Ice Age
Health/Wellness
Bugs/Insects
Crime
Egyptian
Music
Science/Engineering
Fashion
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2. What exhibitions would you like to see in the future? Please rank the following options, with 1 being the exhibition you want to see most.
Pompeii The Exhibit - How did one volcanic eruption wipe out an entire civilization? Why did most people not flee from the ash and lava? Come learn about the mysteries of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. See artifacts such as frescoes, jewelry, medical instruments, and even full body casts of those who died.
Discovery of King Tut: One of Egypt's youngest kings lost until one man found the ancient burial. Come learn, see and touch parts of Ancient Egypt.
Ice Age - Who were the long lost creatures of the ice age, what did they look like, and how did they live?
Xtreme Bugs - Want to see bugs up close and personal? Walk through the grass and see them at sizes 3 times your size!
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters - Wonder what its like to be inside a tornado or how a earthquake happens? Not only do you learn about these natural disasters, but you can experience each one without the real danger they create.
Biomechanics: The Machine Inside - Take a closer look at how animals are built and how they evolved the way they did. How hard do you have to pump a giraffe's heart to move blood to their brain? How do different wing sizes affect how birds fly?
Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution - Found only in parts of New Guinea and Australia, these birds show fantastic plumes and bizarre courtships that result from millions of years of sexual selection in an environment with plenty of food and no natural predators.
What I Eat: Around the World in 25 Diets - Through a photos and stories, explore how cultures all around the world approach and consume food. You will learn and compare people eat across the globe, from a Maasai herder in Kenya to binge eaters in England.
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3. What other exhibitions would you like to see in the future? Please rate the following options, with 1 being the exhibition you want to see most.
What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - Where would we be without Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny, Pepe La Pew, Wile E. Coyote and the rest of these iconic characters? Take a look at how they were created and learn about the man who brought them to life.
ReDress: Upcycled Style - See stunning creations that appear to be find couture and refined garments. Taking a closer look will show you dresses made from crushed glass or recycled bags. See how our trash can become a fashion statement.
Brain Teasers - Do you like puzzles, mathematical conundrums and mind-boggling block puzzles. You must use creative thinking and problem-solving strategies such as looking for patterns, thinking ahead, and setting aside preconceived ideas to figure out the answers in this exhibition.
Top Secret: License to Spy - Do you have what it takes to solve the crime? Try to solve the mystery through using James Bond-like technologies.
The Science of Rock 'N' Roll - History and technology play a large role in the different types of music across the decades. Learn what has changed over the years, as well as music theory, how to play, and record your own music.
Rad Science with Tony Hawk - Learn the connection between skateboarding and physics with the help of Tony Hawk. What makes or breaks your ability to complete a trick?
RACE: Are We So Different? - This exhibition brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history, and the role of science plays through stories, interpretations and studies about racism in the United States.
The Science of Pixar - Take a behind the science look at how Pixar makes films and then try it for yourself.
Brain: The Inside Story - The organ that is responsible for every thought, every motion, and every response your body makes. Compare your brain to other animals, learn about how your brain works, how it learns, why sleep is important, and even learn about the geography of your brain as you walk through a giant replica.
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4. Would you still visit an exhibit if the materials were not authentic?
5. Is there an exhibition not listed that you would like to see at the Grand Rapids Public Museum? If so, what?
6. What 3 exhibits do you visit most often at the Museum?
7. How often to do you visit the Museum?
8. Who do you usually visit the Museum with?
9. What is the highest level of education you have completed?
10. Please indicate your gender:
11. What is your ethnicity?
12. What is your current marital status?
13. What is your age?
14. Do you have children under the age of 18 in your household?
15. Have you ever been a member of the Museum?
16. Would you be interested in becoming a member? Memberships start at $65 annually.

If so, please leave your e-mail address so we can send you membership information. Thank you.
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