Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium
The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, located within the Grand Rapids Public Museum is an excellent destination for adults and children alike who want to learn and experience through the unique visual experience of the planetarium. Historically, the planetarium is named for Roger B. Chaffe, an astronaut from Grand Rapids who was killed on the Apollo 1 spacecraft in 1967.
Not only does the planetarium specialize in showings based on scientific experiences such as space travel, it also features laser light shows. The laser light shows, which are warned to contain mature language and might be better suited for adult audiences. Examples of shows featured include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. Reasonably priced, these shows are a great way to be entertained and informed. Chaffee Planetarium is an excellent destination for students as well. With specific groups structured for school groups, it is a educational destination for field trips and excursions.
Whether accompanied with a trip to the museum or as the main event, both adults and children will enjoy a trip to the Chaffe Planetarium. This destination is sure to be both informative and entertaining.