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".

Please note:
Children are not allowed to accompany adults to adult-only classes.

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.

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Events in February, 2018

Feb
3
10:00 am 11:30 am
Filled

Wear your fanciest hat and join us for a fun morning.

Ages

6+ with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Feb
3
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families, Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Tea, Scones and Tussie Mussies

Wear your fanciest hat and join us for a fun morning munching on scones, sipping tea, visiting the lovely Earl and Donnalee Holton Victorian Garden Parlor, and playing Victorian parlor games. Then work together to make a beautiful tussie mussie, a small flower bouquet, to take home. 

Ages

Ages 6+ with adult

Cost

  • Members $18 each
  • Non-Members $22 each
Feb
10
8:00 am 9:00 am
Filled

Break free of the snow and join us for a morning yoga session.

Instructor

Dean Jefferey

Cost

  • Members $6.50
  • Non-Members $14.50
Feb
10
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Bonsai

Filled

Learn how to select a tree with bonsai potential.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Feb
13
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Filled

Get acquainted with hard and soft pencils to achieve images in this two-part class. 

Instructor

Nick Antonakis

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
Feb
17
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Kombucha 101

Filled

Learn from a master how to make your own great tasting kombucha brew!

Instructor

Geoff Lamden

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Feb
24
8:00 am 9:00 am
Filled

Break free of the snow and join us for a morning yoga session.

Instructor

Dean Jefferey

Cost

  • Members $6.50
  • Non-Members $14.50
Feb
24
8:00 am 9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Coffee with the Curator

Join our Director of Horticulture, Steve LaWarre, for a special behind the scenes tour of the Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. 

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $23
Feb
24
10:00 am 11:30 am
Filled

Have fun exploring the survival techniques of a Chaco tortoise.

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7