Turns out ArtPrize isn't the only way to gain free admission to multiple Grand Rapids museums on the same day.


'Museums Free 4 All' was announced this morning at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum.  'Museums Free 4 All' will give all visitors free admission to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.


'Museums Free 4 All' will offer free admission to all four museums on four Sundays in 2012:  January 22, April 15, July 15, and October 21.


If you are looking for a fun day out on a budget with the kids, you can't beat this.


The four institutions separately have offered free or reduced admission for special events. But coordinating on the same days is expected to draw even more visitors to experience the shops, restaurants and parking options downtown.
Fees may still apply to special events or special programming, but core exhibits and basic programs will be open at all four locations, underwritten by a long list of contributors.