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Masterpieces of art and nature delight the senses. Enjoy surprising silhouettes and endless kaleidoscope of colors and textures. Revel in flashes of brilliance, smiles and laughter, music and melodies, thoughtful design, glimpses of wildlife, and shining moments of clarity that entice you back, time after time.

Tours, programs and interactive activities are available throughout the year. Discovery carts, available periodically, provide opportunities to handle sculptors’ tools and materials, learn about plants in new ways, and participate in hands-on experiences. Printed looking guides lead visitors through changing sculpture and horticulture exhibitions with thought-provoking questions, overviews and specific things to find. Free public programs for sculpture exhibitions assist visitors in understanding content and ideas through lectures, gallery walks, family activities, and demonstrations.

Sculpture Collection & Exhibitions

Ranked in the top 45 most visited museums in the world and the 30 most visited museums in the United States by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has grown to become an international destination. The sculpture program features more than 200 works in the permanent collection, sited both indoors and outdoors on the 158-acre main campus.

The permanent collection focuses on works by established and emerging sculptors, from the Modern tradition to the present. Earliest works date to the second half of the 19th century, with masters such as Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. Starting with these masters, the comprehensive presentation includes sculptors from the late 19th century forward.

Temporary sculpture exhibitions are developed annually, most curated by and for Meijer Gardens. These special exhibitions are shown within the indoor Sculpture Galleries and associated indoor and outdoor spaces. The sculpture exhibition program is dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods. Exhibitions have ranged from large-scale presentations of modern masters such as Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Moore to contemporary masters such as Ai Weiwei, George Segal, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Mark di Suvero, Anthony Caro, and Richard Hunt.

Sculpture Collection

The Sculpture Park features significant works of art within a variety of natural settings connected by waterways, meandering paths, lawns, meadows and quiet walkways. Within the Sculpture Park's 30 acres is one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture in the world.

Horticulture

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park integrates the experience of striking gardens with fine art. Emphasized are horticultural displays showcasing a beautiful array of plants appropriate for the Midwest and specialized plants from regions around the world. Presentations range from planned and manicured to natural and native, changing colors and views with the seasons.

Amphitheater Garden

Home to the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts and Tuesday Evening Music Club, the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater is a garden in its own right. The venue features a manicured terraced lawn seating, trees, perennials, and bold tropical exotics, as well as sculptures by Michele Oka Doner, Sean Henry, Barry Flanagan, and Igor Mitoraj.

Notable Gardens & Exhibitions

Mar 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming

The beloved Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia flying freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Every year, from March 1 through April 30, experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises—right before your eyes.

Sep 16, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022

Chrysanthemums & More! Overview

As you explore our gardens and grounds—indoors and out—note the rich color palette, tempting textures, and striking details of this year’s exhibition theme: Unexpected Color.

Nov 22, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023

University of Michigan Health-West: 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 300,000 colorful lights both indoors and outdoors, choirs, rooftop reindeer, as well as the wonderful Railway Garden.

Music

Jun 1, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

Past Event

Summer Concerts

The annual Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens series brings the finest national and international musicians to West Michigan, thrilling music lovers across all generations and genres.

Children dancing on Tuesday with audience in the background

Jun 7, 2022 - Aug 30, 2022

Past Event

Tuesday Evening Music Club

Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians and cultural organizations to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage, on Tuesday evenings throughout June, July and August.

Limited Time Only
Concerts

Jun 5, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022

Past Event

Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings

Musicians from West Michigan will gather at Meijer Gardens this summer to present the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings live classical chamber music concert series.

Ranked in the top 45 most visited museums in the world and the 30 most visited museums in the United States by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has grown to become an international destination. The sculpture program features more than 200 works in the permanent collection, sited both indoors and outdoors on the 158-acre main campus.

The permanent collection focuses on works by established and emerging sculptors, from the Modern tradition to the present. Earliest works date to the second half of the 19th century, with masters such as Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. Starting with these masters, the comprehensive presentation includes sculptors from the late 19th century forward.

Temporary sculpture exhibitions are developed annually, most curated by and for Meijer Gardens. These special exhibitions are shown within the indoor Sculpture Galleries and associated indoor and outdoor spaces. The sculpture exhibition program is dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods. Exhibitions have ranged from large-scale presentations of modern masters such as Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Moore to contemporary masters such as Ai Weiwei, George Segal, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Mark di Suvero, Anthony Caro, and Richard Hunt.