Calendar

Calendar

Events

Events

January 27 9:00 am August 20, 2017

Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

February 21, 2017 10:30 am

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

Preschool Story Time (Best for 2-5)

Feb
25
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Portrait Photography

Full Class

Bring out the best in your family and friends with tips from a professional photographer.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Feb
25
10:00 am 2:00 pm

Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

Scouts will practice their critical thinking skills as they explore the art of Ai Weiwei, internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist.  Troops will search for selected works of art in the galleries, conservatories, and public areas and will look carefully at each piece, photograph some, and think about the important ideas they convey.  Adults will receive insightful “did you know” facts for each stop that will help stimulate conversation and understanding of the artworks. Big ideas such as empathy, free speech, value, and freedom will be explored.

This event is a natural tie-in to “World Thinking Day,” a day of international friendship that focuses on issues that affect girls and young women.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and understand the power of art and ideas in a landmark exhibition featuring one of the most acclaimed artists in the world today!

As an added bonus, scouts will also enjoy hundreds of tropical butterflies as they visit Ai Weiwei’s pieces in the Tropical Conservatory.
Allow about two hours for your visit and reserve a check-in time between 10 am and noon.  The $6 per scout cost includes all materials and admission; a patch is not included.

Register early—check-in times fill quickly! A credit card is required to secure your reservation. Register by phone by calling Julie Francke at (616) 975-3145.
The registration deadline is February 20th (5 days before the event).
Don’t delay—numbers can be adjusted up until the registration deadline.  There are no refunds after February 20th.

February 28, 2017 10:30 am

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

Preschool Story Time (Best for 2-5)

Feb
28
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Orchid Success

Full Class

Whether you received an orchid as a gift or purchased one at our Orchid Show or from a store, you’ll learn what to do to keep it alive and blooming.

Instructor

Wendy Pektunus

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
1
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Fused-Glass Mosaic Vase

Work with a glass expert to create a gorgeous fused-glass vase.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
March 1 9:00 am April 30, 2017

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming

This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. Experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.

March 1 April 30, 2017

Butterfly Children’s Activities

Butterflies are blooming in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden with engaging outdoor activities.

Mar
4
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Don’t miss this delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8