Is “grab” an informal way of saying “learn”?

I am writing to someone who is a sort of respectful person and I wanted to form a sentence such as below and I am wondering if using grab instead of learn or get is informal and looks odd.

I’d like to invite you to Somewhere where you will be able to grab a lot of cultural and historical artifacts.

Grab should mean “learn”, “experience”, etc.

Answer

Personally, I’ve never heard of “grab” as in learn, but “grab” as in “get” or collect is informal, yes. This is a definition from Wiktionary of “grab”, and one of its usages, the one that seems to apply to your context, has been dubbed informal:

(informal) to quickly collect or retrieve

Grab, is an informal word, and presumably not advised to be used in your situation.
If that person is a kind of respectful, dignified person, than just simply writing “I”d like to invite you to somewhere where you will be able to acquire a lot of cultural and historical artifacts” would be better.

Or, if the object was not an artifact, but learning, then, perhaps try:

I would like to invite you to a place where we would be able to increase our cultural and historical knowledge

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