GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Grand Rapids Public Museum is known for having interactive exhibits and programs. Tuesday, it will continue that tradition with the launch of "Science Tuesdays."
It offers science programming based on changing themes each month. February's theme is Grand Fish, Grand River.
"We coordinated it with the opening of our latest exhibit of the same name," said Dr. Stephanie Ogren, the science education manager. "Grand Fish, Grand River" will explore how the Great Lakes Region's largest and oldest fish, the Lake Sturgeon, is now a threatened species in our watersheds."
Ogren says the program is unique in that it will allow guests to touch and explore museum artifacts that people rarely have access to.
Activities this month will include river artifacts, a microscope table with aquatic insects, fossils, rocks and minerals, a watershed mapping activity and an interactive water table.
Ogren hopes the program will attract parents and children to explore the museum and its offerings.
The program is set to run through the end of the year.
"March will be themed around Zoology to tie in with the GRPM's exhibit The Robot Zoo and April will be themed around the science of sustainability to tie in with the Statewide Science Festival," said Ogren.
"Science Tuesdays" will take place between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Museum.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is located in downtown Grand Rapids at 272 Pearl Street, NW.
Visit the museum's website for more information.