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 sdoten@meijergardens.org 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 jfrancke@meijergardens.org 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

Explore Christmas Exhibition

Explore Christmas & Holiday Traditions around the World

Monday, December 1, 2014 from 4-8 pm
Discover holiday traditions from around the world and enjoy more than 300,000 dazzling lights, hundreds of festive holiday plants, and a miniature railway garden.  Scouts will have exclusive use of our facility as they go on a Holiday Hunt, learn about fun and inspiring holiday customs and participate in an art activity.  Allow about two hours for your visit and reserve a check-in time between 4 and 6 pm. The cost includes all materials and admission; a badge is not included.

Download the registration form. 
Register early—check-in times fill quickly!  Return completed registration form and payment to: Rebecca Stanislaw, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 OR register by phone by calling Rebecca Stanislaw at (616) 977-7683 or Julie Francke at (616) 975-3145.

  • Registration deadline is November 24, 2014 (1 week before the event).

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.

Download the registration form. 
Register early—check-in times fill quickly!  Return completed registration form and payment to: Rebecca Stanislaw, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 OR register by phone by calling Rebecca Stanislaw at (616) 977-7683 or Julie Francke at (616) 975-3145.

  • Registration deadline is February 24, 2015 (5 days before the event).