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Dedicated Exclusively to Carnivorous Plants

Kenneth E. Nelson Carnivorous Plant House

The Kenneth E. Nelson Carnivorous Plant House is home to meat-eating plants of all shapes and sizes, from around the globe. The most familiar is the Venus flytrap. Other carnivores on display include colorful pitcher plants, sundews and butterworts.

Carnivorous Plant House

Highlights

Venus Flytrap

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to the wetlands of the southeastern United States. Its iconic, hinged leaves snap shut to capture insects, a unique adaptation to nutrient-poor soil. The plant’s allure lies in its blend of botanical beauty and predatory efficiency.

Pitcher Plants

The Carnivorous Plant House is home to pitcher plants of all shapes and sizes whose trapping mechanism is a cavity filled with liquid, which breaks down prey once it falls into the crevasse.

HOURS

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

RATES

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

CONTACT US

Path closure

Due to a landscape project in the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, the tram path behind the Japanese garden will be closed to foot traffic this week.

Please follow posted signs. 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. 

HOURS

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

RATES

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