General Terms & Conditions



By clicking “buy,” you approve the transaction for payment and agree to pay the due amount through your credit or debit card in return for selected merchandise. 


Shipping & Delivery.

Shipping is offered at a flat-rate fee based on item size and weight. Items are shipped through USPS Flat-Rate Priority Mail. Delivery times are generally 7-10 days but are not guaranteed.


In-Store Pickup.

Same-day pickup is available for most items between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 7 days a week, at the Curiosity Shop. A notification email will be sent when items are ready to be picked up.  

Shipping during COVID-19: The Curiosity Shop is open and fulfilling orders, however some shipping delays may occur.


Returns & Refunds.

The Curiosity Shop is not offering returns or refunds through the online store at this time. Returns may be done in-store, at which time the item must be presented with receipt of purchase within 30 days of sale.  



Orders must be canceled within 24 hours of purchasing. Refunds may take 5-7 business days. 


Use of Text and Images

Access to and use of text and image files of the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Curiosity Shop website are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. All information and media provided by the Grand Rapids Public Museum on the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Curiosity Shop website is for the personal use of students, educators, scholars and the public. Any commercial use or publication is strictly prohibited.
  2. Permission to view, use, and copy documents for personal use delivered from this website is hereby granted, provided:
  • The document is used for informational and educational purposes only.
  • The document is used for non-commercial purposes only.
  • The document includes the above copyright notice in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear.

III. Permission to reproduce and/or distribute information and media contained within and delivered from this web site in whole or in part, including any text, or graphics, is prohibited without prior written permission from the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


Citing this Web Site

“The Grand Rapids Public Museum” is the author of the website unless otherwise noted on individual pages.


Responsibility Statement

The staff of the Grand Rapids Public Museum strives to insure the accuracy and completeness of all information provided in this project, but accepts no responsibility or liability for the public’s subsequent use or misuse of the information provided. The Grand Rapids Public Museum reserves the right to make changes to this information without notice. The Grand Rapids Public Museum makes no representations about the suitability of this information for any purpose. It is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty.  A user of this information assumes any and all risk associated with any improper or prohibited use, or misrepresentation of the information accuracy. 


Use of Images and Logos

Some images contained in this site may have been digitally enhanced to facilitate online viewing. Graphics and images are for reference and research purposes only. Any unauthorized duplication is strictly prohibited. No images may be reproduced without the express permission of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

The names and logos of the Grand Rapids Public Museum including its offices and other units may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of this information without specific, written prior permission.