Events

Children’s Garden Summer Activities

  • June 19, 2021
  • June 21, 2021
  • June 22, 2021
  • June 23, 2021
  • June 24, 2021
  • June 25, 2021
  • June 26, 2021
  • June 28, 2021
  • June 29, 2021
  • June 30, 2021
  • July 1, 2021
  • July 2, 2021

More event times

  • July 3, 2021
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  • July 6, 2021
  • July 7, 2021
  • July 8, 2021
  • July 9, 2021
  • July 10, 2021
  • July 12, 2021
  • July 13, 2021
  • July 14, 2021
  • July 15, 2021
  • July 16, 2021
  • July 17, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • July 21, 2021
  • July 22, 2021
  • July 23, 2021
  • July 24, 2021
  • July 26, 2021
  • July 27, 2021
  • July 28, 2021
  • July 29, 2021
  • July 30, 2021
  • July 31, 2021
  • August 2, 2021
  • August 3, 2021
  • August 4, 2021
  • August 5, 2021
  • August 6, 2021
  • August 7, 2021
  • August 9, 2021
  • August 10, 2021
  • August 11, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • August 13, 2021
  • August 14, 2021
  • August 16, 2021
  • August 17, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • August 19, 2021
  • August 20, 2021
  • August 21, 2021

Whether it’s engaging with story-times, investigating Discovery Cart materials, exploring self-guided activities, or joining in with a guest performer, the Children’s Garden is the place to be all summer long! Check at the Information Center for what’s happening daily.

Mondays, 10:30 am
MOVING TO THE MUSIC
Come be a part of our musical jam! Whether by clapping your hands, tapping your toes, or lending a voice, follow along with local musicians as we make music every Monday.

Tuesdays, 10:30 am
SUMMER STORY TIME
Experience stories by using your imagination to travel through imaginary landscapes, jumping like frogs onto pretend lily pads or chanting and cheering for your favorite story characters. Join us for a variety of sensational stories all summer long.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
OUTDOOR ARTIST STUDIO
​Explore the out-of-doors with an artist’s eye! Join local artists in the vibrant atmosphere of the Children’s Garden for engaging, informal presentations and demonstrations.

Wednesdays, 10:30 am
WEAVING PATTERNS IN NATURE
Take a closer look at the spectacular variety of colors and patterns found in nature every Wednesday in the Children’s Garden. Listen to stories about trees, go on a leaf color hunt, and enjoy a weaving demonstration with a professional fiber artist as she combines these colors and patterns in unique ways.

Thursdays, 10:30 am
TOPIARY TALES
Discover the Children’s Garden through whimsical, story-themed topiaries in fun, family-friendly ways. This year’s topiaries are focused on popular garden-themed children’s books and will have guests exploring the gardens through interactive stories, games and activities.

Fridays, 10:30 am
GARDEN HELPERS
Learn how to care for a garden, even on a small scale, just like our little garden helpers —squirmy worms, lovely ladybugs and other helpful creatures! Investigate how these tiny animals help in big ways through activities such as up-close observations and interactive stories.

Saturdays, 10:30 am
SCIENCE SATURDAY
Investigate the natural world of Michigan animals and plants every Saturday as you explore fascinating facts about insects, birds, mammals and more. Learn from a guest naturalist what makes Michigan’s fauna and flora so unique with simple identification methods and the importance of conservation by participating in family-friendly activities.

Location: Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Fee: Free with admission

Great Lakes Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park