"Ha-ha-ha ho- ho-ho and a couple of tra-la-las"

The Judy Garland Museum® was one of the first celebrity museums to open in the United States in 1975, authorized by the Judy Garland Heirs Trust. The Judy Garland Museum® is conveniently connected to the interactive Children’s Discovery Museum.

Museum Child Admission (under 12) Adult Admission
Judy Garland Museum® $10.00/person $12.00/person
Judy Garland Guided Tour * pre-registration requested $8.00/person with purchase of general admission ticket $8.00/person with purchase of general admission ticket
Ruby Slipper Theft Guided Tour * pre-registration requested $8.00/person with purchase of general admission ticket $8.00/person with purchase of general admission ticket
Children's Discovery Museum $10.00/person $10.00/person
Judy Garland & Children's Discovery Museum $12.00/person $15.00/person

Kids under 1 years of age are free for all admissions

Judy Garland Museum Guided Tours Here!

Guided Tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am:

  • 35-year Judy Garland authority and museum curator, John Kelsch will give a tour of the Judy Garland Gallery and Birthplace home with in-depth information on Judy life and times in Grand Rapids and beyond.
  • Plus, exclusive access to our Judy Garland archives with peaks at additional memorabilia and stories.
  • $8/person with general admission ticket
  • $12/person if you want to do both the 10am and 11am Ruby Slipper Theft Tour

If you have a large group of 20 or more please contact the museum by calling 218-327-9276 so proper accommodations can be arranged.

If you are looking to schedule a tour on a different day, please contact the museum by calling 218-327-9276, it must be a group of 4 or we will charge the 4-person rates.

 

Ruby Slipper Theft Guided Tours Here!

NEWLY OFFERED STARTING MAY 2024!!!!

Ruby Slipper Theft Guided Tours offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 11am

  • A pair of Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland in the iconic "The Wizard of Oz" film from 1938 were stolen from our museum in 2005.
  • They were recovered in 2018 by the FBI in collaboration with Grand Rapids PD. They have been in FBI custody since.
  • As of February 2024, the slippers have been returned to their owner but the case is still active with the "who done it."
  • Get the inside scoop from the museum right from the museum Executive Director at the time, John Kelsch! He will give you the inside story on what happened and how it has affected the trajectory of our museum and what is happening with the case now!
  • $8/person with general admission ticket
  • $12/person if you want to do the Judy Garland Guided Tour and Ruby Slipper Theft tour

If you have a large group of 20 or more please contact the museum by calling 218-327-9276 so proper accommodations can be arranged.

If you are looking to schedule a tour on a different day, please contact the museum by calling 218-327-9276, it must be a group of 4 or we will charge the 4-person rates.

 

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Judy Garland Museum Member

Become a Judy Garland Museum® Member to get unlimited admission throughout the year, discounts in the store, and more!

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Museum History

If buildings could talk, they would tell stories, just the way we do.

Ruby Slippers

Yellow Brick Road

Leave your mark on the yellow brick road at the Judy Garland Museum.

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Children's Discovery Museum Member

Consider becoming a Children Discovery Museum Member to get unlimited admission throughout the year, discounts in the store, and more!

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Chrildren's Museum

Providing opportunities for children to learn about many different subjects through hands-on exhibits and experiences.

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The Judy Garland and Children's Discovery Museums are two museums that share one space.

Judy Garland Museum® Hours

October 1st- May 25th, 2024

Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday –  9am – 5pm
Thursday -       9am – 5pm
Friday –            9am – 5pm
Saturday-        9am – 5pm
Sunday - closed

Please Note: Last admission is 30 min prior to closing.

Memorial Weekend - September 30th

Open Daily

9-5pm

Please Note: Last admission is 30 min prior to closing.