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 fieldtrips@meijergardens.org or call (616) 977-7683.

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.

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

Events

Meet the Butterflies—and Caterpillars, Too!

Sunday, February 28, 2016 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 unless your troop is a Brownie Troop and chooses the Brownie “Bugs” Badge option (see below).

Registration opens in January —register early as check-in times fill quickly.
To register, please contact Rebecca Hofmann, Monday through Friday, at (616) 977-7683 or Julie Francke at (616) 975-3145.  A credit card is needed to secure your reservation.

The registration deadline is February 22, 2016 (one week before the event).

  • $6.00 per scout or sibling
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4.00 (maximum 2 registered leaders per troop)
  • $10.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • Member adults are free (must present membership card upon check-in)
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

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

NEW! Brownie Girl Scouts can earn a "Bugs" Badge. Add $2.00 per scout to receive the badge.

NEW! Boy Scouts can fulfill 4 requirements towards their "Insect Study" merit badge (#2, #3, #5b and #8). A badge is not included.