GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The trick when the kids are out of school is finding a place to take them where everyone, even the adults, can have a good experience. Luckily, there are a lot of places like that in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Grandma on the Go took advantage of a day away from the classroom for her grandson and went on an adventure to see Real Pirates: The Untold Story of The Wyhdah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.
The Real Pirates Exhibition tells the story of the slave ship the Wyhdah, which was coming from Africa to the Caribbean when it was overtaken by pirates. It sank 300 years ago off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The exhibition includes a full-size recreation of the pirate ship that you can walk through. There are about 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the shipwreck that visitors can touch and learn about.
There are special activities coordinating with the Real Pirates exhibition each day during spring break, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are free with general admission. The exhibition runs until April 19.