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 two weeks in advance to receive this special Scout Troop rate. Email our Field Trip Department at 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)

  • $3.50 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.

Patches are available from May through February.

Troops must pre-register by emailing Julie Francke at or by 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