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Nov 18, 2022 - Mar 26, 2023

Double Take: Mel Chin & Elizabeth Turk

Double Take: Mel Chin & Elizabeth Turk

White light outdoor Christmas trees with a pond in the foreground

Nov 22, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023

Christmas & Holiday Traditions

The beloved University of Michigan Health-West: Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition begins in November and runs through the entire month of December and into January each year. It includes more than 40 trees and cultural displays, over 350,000 colorful lights both indoors and outdoors, choirs, rooftop reindeer, as well as the wonderful Railway Garden.

Guides and children during winter in the Children's Garden

Dec 7, 2022 at 10:30 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Wintertime Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly—but fun!

Ages
Preschoolers
Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Guides and children during winter in the Children's Garden

Dec 9, 2022 at 11:15 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Wintertime Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly—but fun!

Ages
Family and Friends
Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Dec

10

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: ADULT

Filled

Birding for Beginners

Join Jamie Krupka of the Outdoor Discovery Center for this introductory class—perfect for those curious about getting started in birding.

Instructor
Jamie Krupka, Outdoor Discovery Center
Cost
Members $35 | Non-Members $45

Dec

10

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enroll

CLASSES & CAMPS: CHILD

Holiday Scout Event: Light! (9-11 AM)

Scout groups of all ages!

Dec

10

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Filled

Gingerbread Trolley (10-11:30 AM)

Use frosting, marshmallows, candy bits and your imagination to decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread trolley.

Ages
5+ with Adult
Instructor
Marge LaBreck
Cost
Members $45 | Non-Members $55

Dec

10

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dec 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Endangered and Extinct Birds of Michigan: How We Can Help

Join Chris Mensing to learn which bird species are struggling in Michigan and how we can help.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Guides and children during winter in the Children's Garden

Dec 10, 2022 at 11:15 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Wintertime Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly—but fun!

Ages
Family and Friends
Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Dec

10

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Waiting List

CLASSES & CAMPS: CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Filled

Gingerbread Trolley (12:30-2:00 PM)

Use frosting, marshmallows, candy bits and your imagination to decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread trolley.

Ages
5+ with Adult
Instructor
Marge LaBreck
Cost
Members $45 | Non-Members $55
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