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Winter Nights

Enjoy an experimental night in the Garden Pavilion Room in the Welcome Center with food, drinks, and entertainment this winter at Meijer Gardens. These events are complementary for Members and included in general admission for all other guests.

The James & Shirley Balk Café will offer food and drink specials available for purchase. There will be a cash bar with experimental drinks outside of the Garden Pavilion.

Group rates are available for adult groups of 10 or more. For more information, please call the group tour office toll-free at 877-975-3171, weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm or email [email protected], at least 1 week prior to the event day.



JANUARY 23 | String quartet music surrounded by candlelight and curated by Haijin Choi from Grand Rapids Symphony

“Sound Sculpted” is an opportunity to experience acoustic music in string quartet form in the beautiful Garden Pavilion at Meijer Gardens, surrounded by Utopia by Jaume Plensa. Hundreds of candles will light the Garden Pavilion to enhance the experience. Enjoy quintessential classical music from Mozart, Caroline Shaw’s subtle, yet persuasive telling voice, and Czech composer Janáček’s piece inspired by Tolstoy’s shocking novella and infused with his own scandalous personal life. Played by four female string players in a room inspired by four female faces, this experimental event will provide different perspectives of the room. View the event program HERE.

JANUARY 30 | Full Cord, 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition winner, is one of Michigan’s premiere bluegrass bands—technically proficient without sparing a fun lightheartedness.

FEBRUARY 6 | James Sofranko, Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Ballet, crafts two provocative vignettes to accompany electric cellist Jordan Hamilton.


6-6:20 pm | Jordan Hamilton Solo
6:20-6:30 pm | Break
6:30-6:50 pm | Grand Rapids Ballet
6:50-7 pm | Break
7-7:20 pm | Jordan Hamilton Solo
7:20-7:30 pm | Break
7:30-7:50 pm | Grand Rapids Ballet

FEBRUARY 13 | Nathan Walton & The Remedy fuse rock, blues, funk, and other styles into a rich explosion of sound. Walton, a former American Idol contestant, leads the band with his blazing signature vocals.

FEBRUARY 20 | Opera Grand Rapids presents Hip Opera, exploring the convergence of opera and hip-hop.
Please note: This event celebrates the history of hip-hop and may contain explicit language. 

FEBRUARY 27 | The Moonrays specialize in astonishingly authentic ‘60s-style surf rock, transporting the audience to a beach party in a bygone era.






Feb 27 2024


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Featured Event


Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm


Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE


area closures

Please note: The Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory will be closed for maintenance on Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12.  Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 


Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE