Scout Troops

Scout Troops

We support the scouting tradition.

The scouting tradition emphasizes a love of nature, an appreciation of the arts and a commitment to the good stewardship of the environment. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park shares these values and is pleased to support the Girl and Boy Scouts of America through discounted admission rates and special programs.

Registration & Rates


Troops must meet the 10 person minimum and pre-register at least one week in advance to receive this special Scout Troop rate. Email Rebecca Stanislaw or call 616-977-7683.

These rates are valid throughout the year and include admission to all areas and exhibition:

No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)

  • $5.00 per scout or sibling
  • $3.50 per scout leader (maximum 2 registered leaders per troop)
  • $8.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

Cancellation policy: withdraw less than 7 days prior to the event—no refund.

Earn a Meijer Gardens Patch


Scout troops will discover fun and surprising things about birds as they explore Meijer Gardens using our “Take Flight with Birds” guide and exploration sheet. Scouts will visit a variety of habitats, including the Tropical Conservatory, wetlands, woods and Michigan's Farm Garden as they search for birds and examine bird sculptures, too. Dress for the weather and allow 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete the activities.

Troops must pre-register by emailing Julie Francke or calling 616-975-3145, or download the registration form. These rates include all materials and a Meijer Gardens Patch:

  • $5.00 per scout
  • $3.50 for up to two leaders
  • $8.00 per additional adult

Butterflies Are Blooming

Butterflies Are Blooming

Meet the Butterflies—and Caterpillars, Too!

Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 10 am–2 pm
Explore the tropical conservatory to discover stunning tropical butterflies and observe their fascinating behaviors; see chrysalises and monarch caterpillars up close; visit our “Scouts Only” room and participate in a special art activity. Allow two hours for your visit and reserve a check-in time between 10 am and noon. The cost includes all materials and admission; a badge is not included.

This event is for Scout Troops and preregistration is required.  Troops must check-in as a group and a single payment, that covers the entire troop and chaperones, is required.

Register early—check-in times fill quickly!  Return completed registration form and payment to: To register your troop, contact Rebecca Stanislaw at 616-977-7683 or Julie Francke at 616-975-3145.

Registration deadline is February 24, 2015 (5 days before the event). Space is limited be sure to register your troop before it fills!