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Exterior of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Grand Rapids Public Museum

Get out there and see GR - free admission for GRCC students & employees!

About the Program

Campus Activities Board, Staff Development and Student Life are excited to announce a new program for all GRCC students and employees – go see gr! This program will allow current GRCC students and employees to use their RaiderCard to experience Grand Rapids Museums and John Ball Zoo at no cost. Staff Development is proud to sponsor and fund the cost of this program for employees. The cost of student admission is sponsored by the Campus Activity Fee.

Museum & Zoo Pass Program

We are excited to announce our new partnership with the John Ball Zoo Society. With their RaiderCard, students and employees are able to receive free general admission to John Ball Zoo and the museums listed below.

Program details (visit the museums' websites for hours, locations, etc.):

John Ball Zoo Society   

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students & employees with RaiderCard

Grand Rapids Art Museum

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students & employees with RaiderCard
  • Free admission to Member Events
  • Free Wifi in designated areas

Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students & employees with RaiderCard
  • Free Wifi in designated areas
  • Faculty also have access  (e.g., class visits, student groups, etc.) to the Community Archives and Resource Center (CARC).  Access to this facility requires advance scheduling (at least two weeks prior to visit).  Contact Alex Forist, Collections Curator, at 616.929.1809 or aforist@grmuseum.org for more information and to schedule a visit.  Please note this change: this portion is no longer free as a part of the museum pass program - there is $75 fee plus $3 per student to attend.
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
  • Free general admission for current GRCC students & employees with RaiderCard and up to 2 guests.
  • Free Wifi in designated areas
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
  • Free general admission for current GRCC students & employees with RaiderCard

Area Discounts

We are also pleased to offer several discounts to restaurants, and services provided in the Grand Rapids area with the RaiderCard. Please click here to see a complete list of area participants.