Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

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Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Sat)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sundays
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)

Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

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Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (Mon-Fri)
(Closed Sat., Sun., & Federal Holidays)

Use of the Museum Facility


The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a 54,000 square foot educational and cultural facility located on the bank of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, offers a prestigious venue for a meeting, reception, or dinner. The Museum offers a 15,000 square foot permanent exhibit, and a 3,500 square foot changing exhibit gallery. Convenient parking.

Venue highlights include:

Museum Main Lobby - The expansive main lobby of the Museum is an exceptional setting for dinners, special addresses, and receptions. Visitors can also browse the Museum store which offers a variety of unique gifts and books.

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Auditorium - The 250-seat auditorium, complete with stage and audio/visual equipment, has the versatility to accommodate symposiums, educational presentations, cultural events, award ceremonies, and musical performances, among others.

Michigan Meeting Room - This area is ideal for classroom atmosphere meetings and seminars or small luncheons where participants require a more casual environment.• Museum Grounds – Visitors can enjoy the beautiful Betty Ford Garden and the reflecting pool and fountain. The Museum grounds are also home to President Ford’s distinguished burial site.

General availability for all spaces is Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 9 PM.  Contact the Museum for information about scheduling an event, rental fee structure, or to review regulations on use of the facility and the application process at (616) 254-0400 or e-mail

The Rental Brochure is available here.
The Rental Contract Packet is available here.

Events must be consistent with the public perception of the Museum as an educational, research, or cultural institution (no weddings, proms, or similar events).