Featured Events

January 9, 2018

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

On cold winter days that call for indoor activities, join us for Cozy Tales for Chilly Days! This fun and interactive story-time is best suited for ages 2-5 with an adult. Each week features a different theme. 

March 18, 2018

Five Great Women Sculptors

Monumental sculpture is often closely associated with men.

April 10, 2018

Springtime Walks

Michigan’s Farm Garden will be the focus of these wonderful springtime walks for preschoolers and their families.


Events on April 21, 2018

10:00 am 11:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Cherry Blossom Art

Spend time together in the Japanese Garden with a spring search-and-find.


  • Members $18 member child, 18 member adults
  • Non-Members $22 non-member child, 22 non-member adults
April 21, 2018 1:00 pm / Children's Garden

Earth Day

Celebrate earth awareness in the Children’s Garden.

April 21, 2018 / Children's Garden

Children’s Activities During Butterflies

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden with engaging outdoor educational activities.

March 1 9:00 am April 30, 2018

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. From March 1 through April 30, experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.