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 to 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.

Class Discounts

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

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Events on May 17, 2014

Mar
7
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
7
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
8
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Enjoy time alone with the butterflies before public hours begin. Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Mar
10
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Grow more food in less space with much less effort.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Mar
14
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids’ Butterfly Photography

Visit the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory to photograph colorful butterflies.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Mar
21
10:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
21
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet

Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet.

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
Mar
22
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Enjoy time alone with the butterflies before public hours begin. Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Mar
26
7:30 am 6:30 pm

Enjoy one of the most significant art collections in the country.

Cost

  • Members $95
  • Non-Members $105
Mar
31
7:00 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Square Foot Gardening Projects

Learn how easy it is to start your own seeds the “Square Foot Gardening” way.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters and Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32