Lena Meijer Children’s Garden

Labyrinth  at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Kids playing in the Rock Quarry at Frederik Meijer Gardens

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 interaction. 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 Children’s Garden offers plenty of opportunities for family fun!

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Events

May
14
11:00 am 12:00 pm
May 14, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Spring-themed Puppet Shows

Celebrate spring with a fun puppet show in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden! 

May
15
2:00 pm 3:00 pm
May 15, 2019 2:00 pm / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Spring-themed Afternoon Storytimes

Celebrate the season of spring with interactive storytimes in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden!

May 20, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

The Wonky Donkey Storybook Reading

Join us for a special story time in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden featuring the Wonky Donkey.

May
21
11:00 am 12:00 pm
May 21, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Spring-themed Morning Storytimes

Celebrate the season of spring with interactive storytimes in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden! 

Jun
10
11:00 am 12:00 pm
June 10, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Moving to the Music

Come be a part of our musical jam in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden! Whether by playing an instrument, clapping your hands, tapping your toes, or lending a voice, follow along with local musicians as we make music every Monday.

Jun
11
11:00 am 12:00 pm
June 11, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Summer Storytime

Imaginations are welcome at Summer Storytime! Join us for a variety of sensational stories all summer long.

Jun
11
6:30 pm 7:30 pm
June 11, 2019 6:30 pm / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Outdoor Artist Studio

Join local artists in the vibrant atmosphere of the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for engaging, informal art experiences.

Jun
12
11:00 am 12:00 pm
June 12, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Weaving Patterns in Nature

Take a closer look at the spectacular variety of colors and patterns found in nature. Then enjoy an interactive storytime and “fingers-on” weaving activity with a professional fiber artist.

Jun
13
11:00 am 12:00 pm
June 13, 2019 11:00 am

Time for Topiaries!

Explore the Children’s Garden’s whimsical birthday-themed topiaries through interactive stories, games and activities. Whether it’s your birthday or your “unbirthday,” come play along with us!

Jun
14
11:00 am 12:00 pm
June 14, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Garden Helpers

What do butterflies, bats, worms and ladybugs have in common? They are all important garden helpers! Learn how these tiny creatures help in big ways through activities such as up-close observations, interactive stories, and clever hunts.

Jun
15
11:00 am 12:00 pm
June 15, 2019 11:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Science Saturdays

Investigate Michigan animals as you explore fascinating facts about reptiles, amphibians, mammals and more.

Jun
15
1:00 pm 4:00 pm
June 15, 2019 1:00 pm / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

15th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us for a special celebration—as the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden celebrates its 15th anniversary!

Jul
6
1:00 pm 4:00 pm
July 6, 2019 1:00 pm / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Independence Day Celebration

Help us celebrate America’s birthday—the Children’s Garden way!