Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Family Fun

The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden invites children to play, learn and explore. This garden fosters experiential learning and the use of all five senses. Interaction is encouraged as children are welcome to use their senses by smelling and touching specific plants designed for interacting. Whether in the Kids Sense Garden discovering leaves that feel like lambs’ ears, launching a boat in the Great Lakes, digging for buried fossils in the Rock Quarry or listening to a story, the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden offers plenty of opportunities for family fun!

Highlights

Great Lakes Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Great Lakes Garden

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Events

Feb 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Winter Family Day

Join us for an afternoon of wintry fun for all ages!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Two Bears sculpture with snow on it

Jan 4, 2023 at 10:30 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Past Event

Adventure Walks: Trees and Sculpture!

Winter is a time for adventure and fun in the Children’s Garden.

Ages
Preschoolers
Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Small child dressed in a ladybug costume holding on to the little gate entrance to the Children's Garden

Oct 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Past Event

Hallowee-Ones

Get creative at this special event designed for our youngest visitors.

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Included with admission
Kids creating craft projects

Oct 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Past Event

Fall Family Day

Visit the Children’s Garden for fabulous fall family fun.

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Included with admission

Sep 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Past Event

Backpack Adventures

Join us in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for Backpack Adventures!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Blue water-filled miniature Great Lakes inside the Children's Garden

Jun 12, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022 / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Past Event

Children's Garden Summer Activities

Check at the Information Center located in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden for special weekly programs and activities.

Fee Information
Free with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
a smiling father giving his daughter a ride on his back

Jun 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Past Event

Fathers, Everywhere!

Treat your grownup to unique Father’s Day activities in the Children’s Garden.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Mother with small child making a craft

May 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Past Event

Just for Moms

Treat your mom (or another special person in your life) with unique Mother’s Day activities in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
3 children looking at creatures in the ground

May 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Past Event

"A-May-zing" Children's Garden Discoveries!

Join in the fun with awesome adventures and discover why May is “A-May-zing!”

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Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Apr 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Past Event

Earth Day - Every Day!

Celebrate Earth awareness the Children’s Garden way.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Black and turquoise butterfly perched on a green leaf

Mar 1, 2022 at 10:30 AM / Children's Garden

Past Event

Lena Meijer Children's Garden - Butterfly Activities

Butterflies are blooming for all ages in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Children's Garden
A Family standing in the snow in front of the cabin

Feb 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Past Event

Winter Family Day

Join us for an afternoon of wintry fun for all ages!

Fee Information
Included with admission