Opening today, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum is coming To the Rescue Sept. 16-Nov. 15 with heroes, helpers and tons of exciting ways to play it safe! To the Rescue is a GRCM original safety exhibit with special programming to help kids discover what it’s like to be a rescue worker. Lil’ Red Fire Truck #5 and the Rescue Helicopter are back and ready to save the day with costumes, sirens, lights and more! Join in all of the fun while the little ones dress up as firefighters and other heroes, slide down the escape slide and take a turn at the wheel. Children can pretend to fly at the helicopter control panel, and then use the life raft to rescue the dogs in the water below! Plus, visitors can play the Tic-Tac-Toe safety game, identifying fire hazards in the fire safety house. New this year, the To the Rescue Med Center is open for business! Children can dress up and role play as paramedics while they administer first aid to their puppet “patients.” Using play bandages, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and more, children can examine, diagnose and treat their puppet friends back to health.
Every Friday in September, children can participate in a bike safety course from 10 am - noon. Check out the “What’s Happening Calendar” available at www.grcm.org for more information on exciting To the Rescue programs that will help kids learn how to play it safe.