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Featured Events

April 13, 2021

Springtime Walks

The Farm Garden will be the focus for these wonderful springtime walks for preschoolers and their families.

May 14, 2021

Downtown Mural Walk - Guided Day Trip

Join Curator of Arts Education, Amber Oudsema, on a guided walking tour of the murals of downtown Grand Rapids.

May 27, 2021

Spring Foraging - Guided Day Trip

Meet Maggie Conklin ND, Maven of Heirloom Academy and owner of LadyHawk Nutrition in Douglas, at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI to learn about the abundance of “wild foods” in Southwest Michigan.

Events

Annual Events

March 1 9:00 am April 30, 2021

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming

This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. From March 1 through April 30, experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.

September 17 9:00 am October 31, 2021

Chrysanthemums & More!

Explore the untamed side of the season, just as nature intended.

November 23, 2021 January 2, 2022

Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions

This beloved exhibition begins in November and runs through the entire month of December and into January each year. It includes 46 trees and cultural displays, over 300,000 colorful lights both indoors and outdoors, choirs, rooftop reindeer, as well as the wonderful Railway Garden.