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Fred & Dorothy Fichter

BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING

March 1 through April 30, 2024

As the season changes, the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory comes alive with the return of Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming!

This highly anticipated event, the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the United States, showcases the stunning diversity and intricate beauty of butterflies and moths. Butterflies Are Blooming invites visitors to celebrate the unique spectacle of lepidopteran flight and the exquisite patterns of their wings in the lush environment of the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory.

Please note, tripods are not allowed in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory during this exhibition.

BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING

March 1 through April 30, 2024

This exhibition is a true global journey, featuring more than 60 species from Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. The five-story, 15,000-square-foot glass house provides the ideal tropical setting for these vibrant world travelers. Guests marvel at a variety of species, from dazzling blue morphos and stealthy clearwings to majestic Atlas moths and elegant tree nymphs. Each species adds its own unique brushstroke to this living canvas of color and motion.

Meijer Gardens invites guests from near and far to join us in celebrating the wonder of these magnificent creatures. Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming is a vivid reminder of nature’s incredible artistry, the beauty of flight, and the delicate balance of our ecosystem.

ADDITIONAL MEMBER EARLY HOURS

Wake up with butterflies, every Sunday morning in March and April! Members have an opportunity to enjoy the largest temporary tropical exhibition in the nation during exclusive Member Early Hours: Sundays from 9-11 am. 

MEMBER PROGRAMMING

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March 1-April 30| Daylight Hours Only

sponsors

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming is made possible by:
Fred and Dorothy Fichter and family
DTE Energy Foundation
Howard Miller Company
The Meijer Foundation
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation
Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Media sponsors:
Star 105.7 FM
WOOD-TV8 
Blue Lake Public Radio

BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

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area closures

Please note: The Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory will be closed for maintenance on Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12.  Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE