Classes & Camps

Classes & Camps

For All Ages and Interests.

More than 130 classes for adults, children, and parent/child pairs are offered year-round, and more than 30 engaging summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 are offered each summer. Camps vary from week-long to 4-day, 2-day and 1-day camps and run from mid-June through mid-August.

Tips for Signing Up

The schedule for summer camps publishes in February; sign-up early as space is limited! For more information about any individual class or camp, email our Classes Coordinator or call 616-975-3147. Scholarship assistance for children and adults is available; for information, call 616-975-3184. If a class or camp is full, call 616-975-3147 to put your name on a waiting list.

Register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

Cancellation Policy:
Withdraw from a class at least 30 days in advance, a refund is issued minus a $5 processing fee. Withdraw 7 to 29 days in advance and receive a 50% refund. Less than 7 days, no refund. Call 616-975-3147 for class cancellations due to severe weather.

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

Events

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January 27 9:00 am August 20, 2017

Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

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 April 30, 2017

Butterfly Children’s Activities

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

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.

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
Mar
4
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Don’t miss this delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8

It's time to bloom.

Mar
7
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Backyard Composting

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps, fallen leaves and garden clippings into rich, organic compost.

Instructor

Juliette Cowall

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33