Featured Events

October 21, 2014

An Evening With Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt returns to Grand Rapids for what promises to be a most memorable evening in the institution’s history. This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.

October 24, 2014


Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or any other way that highlights something about the Children’s Garden. 

November 8, 2014

Holiday Gift Show

It’s never too early to start holiday shopping. And there’s no better place than the Holiday Gift Show!


November 25, 2014 January 4, 2015

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

A marvelous exhibition beginning in November and running through the entire month of December and part of January each year. Includes more than 40 trees and displays, over 300,000 lights both indoors and outdoors, choirs, horse-drawn carriage rides, as well as the beloved Railway Garden.

November 28, 201410:00 am / Children's Garden

Winter-Time Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly,but fun!

November 29, 20141:00 pm

Rooftop Reindeer

Rooftop Reindeer

December 2, 201410:00 am / Children's Garden

Winter-Time Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly,but fun!

1:00 pm 3:00 pm
December 2, 20141:00 pm

Art and Gardens Book Discussion Group

The sixth season of engaging book selections and insightful discussions begins on the first Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 pm, September through May. 


For information, contact Shelly Kilroy at or 616-975-3144.
December 2, 20145:00 pm

Santa Visits

Santa visits

December 2, 20146:00 pm

The Original Dickens Carolers

Hear from the Original Dickens Carolers

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

Photographing Holiday Lights

Learn the basics—effective backgrounds, creative angles, light effects and best time of day.


Cory Olsen


  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
December 2, 20146:00 pm

Family Art Activities

Making Mini-Kadomatsu

December 3, 201410:00 am

Volunteer Orientation

Join others who are interested in volunteering and learn about all the current opportunities to serve at Meijer Gardens.