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January 30, 2015 January 8, 2017

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

 Welcome to Tranquility Zone, a place for quiet experiences—and fun!

 Use your imagination as you explore this Japanese garden environment.

  • Walk quietly on the stepping stone path and over the bridge.
  • Rearrange the boulders and rake the “sand” in the Zen-style garden.
  • Create your own insect hunt.
  • Add wildlife and flower magnets to the trees.
  • Try on a kimono hanging at the back of the teahouse.
  • Use the large, foam pieces to create your own sculpture.
  • Discover hidden information throughout the exhibition.
  • Participate in changing discovery cart activities.
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February 6, 2016

Animal Adventures: Surviving in the Wild

In collaboration with John Ball Zoo.

February 16, 2016

Beers of Michigan - Wines of Italy

Enjoy beer? Enjoy wine? Enjoy the best of both worlds.

Events

Classes & Camps: Adult

Feb
9
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Zentangle for Beginners

Full Class

Experiment with patterns and watch your unique talents and abilities unfold.

Instructor

Marjorie Goosen

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Feb
9
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Healthy Bread

Full Class

Warm up your kitchen this winter with an international selection of healthy and easy homemade breads and bread alternatives.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Feb
9
6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Orchids

Anyone can have great success growing orchids—even a beginner.

Instructor

Lisa Alberts

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
Feb
10
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Healthy Bread - new session!

Full Class

Warm up your kitchen this winter with an international selection of healthy and easy homemade breads and bread alternatives.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Feb
16
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Full Class

Experience the intriguing medium of watercolor in this two-part workshop.

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Feb
23
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Gain a new understanding of bonsai as Greg reveals its fascinating history.

Instructor

Greg Afman

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $23
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Mar
6
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Full Class

Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Mar
8
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Mosaic Tray

Get your inspiration from colorful spring flowers and butterflies in the Seasonal Display Greenhouse and Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory.

Instructor

Sue Kirkwood

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $63
Mar
8
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Learn how to successfully grow your own vegetables, whether you have a large yard or a small space.

Instructor

Sean Barnes

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Mar
12
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photography Boot Camp

For beginning to intermediate photographers using digital SLR cameras.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73