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.

Scout Troops Self Guided Experience


Troops must pre-register HERE at least two weeks in advance to receive this special Scout Troop rate. If you have questions, please email our Education Department at 

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

  • $4.00 per scout or sibling
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

Earn a Meijer Gardens Patch


Patches are available from May through February and are not available during our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition.

During this self-guided program 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 HERE at least two weeks in advance. These rates include all materials and a Meijer Gardens Patch:

  • $6.00 per scout
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)

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


Explore Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World

Save the date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Check-in from 4-7 pm, event lasts until 8 pm

Pre-registration is required by calling Julie at 616-975-3145 or Erin at 616-977-7683.  Register early to secure your check-in time and confirm total numbers 1 week prior to the event.

Cost:  Scouts are $6 each, siblings are $6 each, leaders (up to 2) $4 each, additional adults $10 each, Meijer Gardens member adults are no charge.

We’ve moved the date up to provide Scout Troops with a more enjoyable and less crowded experience while providing access to spectacular displays both indoors and outdoors. “Reflection” is this year’s theme and as Scouts stroll the scenic corridor they will be surrounded by thousands of sparkling lights, some reflecting from mirrors and metals. They will also discover the similarities many of the holiday traditions share throughout the world. Then Scouts will get creative with an art activity.