Featured Events

March 1 April 30, 2019

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.

April 14, 2019

Great American Collectors

Fred Meijer, as an art collector

May 11, 2019

Michigan All-State Bonsai Show

Enjoy stunning bonsai trees on display in the Huizenga Grand Room.


Events on February 23, 2019

February 1 9:00 am August 25, 2019

A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy

Although never formally trained in the visual arts or art history, Fred Meijer was deeply interested in cultural endeavors and history, and had a long interest in sculpture. 

8:00 am 9:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Cabin Fever Yoga


Break free of the snow and join us.


Dean Jefferey


  • Members $7
  • Non-Members $17
8:00 am 9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Coffee with the Curator

Join our Director of Horticulture, Steve LaWarre, for a special behind the scenes tour of the Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. 


  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $25
February 23, 2019 10:00 am / Huizenga Grand Room

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet - Saturday, February 23

Sold Out

 Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet. 


  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $8
February 23, 2019 11:00 am

Scout Event: Butterflies and Ballet

This special event provides a unique and memorable way to experience and learn about butterflies.