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. Contact Suzie Doten at or 616-974-5239.

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

  • $3.50 per scout
  • $3.50 per scout leader (maximum 2 registered leaders per troop)
  • $8.00 per additional adult

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 contacting Julie Francke at or 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

Meet the Butterflies Event - March 1

Meet the Butterflies—and Caterpillars, too!

Saturday, March 1, 2014 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. The cost includes all materials and admission; a badge is not included.

Download the registration form. 
Return completed registration form and payment to: Shelly Kilroy, FMG&SP, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 OR register by phone by calling Shelly Kilroy at (616) 975-3144 or Julie Francke at (616) 975-3145.

  • Pre-register by February 24, 2014 (5 days before the event).