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Michigan

Wetlands

Wetlands in Michigan serve as crucial nurseries for fish and wildlife, natural filters for lakes, rivers, and groundwater, and vital reservoirs for floodwater management. These wetlands also offer recreational opportunities for birdwatchers, hikers, hunters, and paddlers, while playing a key role in storing carbon, a significant greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. Let’s work together to safeguard, rejuvenate, and discover the wetland treasures of Michigan.

Wetlands

Learn More

Websites

Investigate wetlands on these websites:

Books

Read more about wetlands in these books:

  • Squish! A Wetland Walk by Nancy Luenn, 1994
  • Leapfrogging Through Wetlands by Nancy Field, 1998
  • Marshes and Swamps by Gail Gibbons, 1998
  • Wetlands by Pamela Hickman, 1993
  • Pond & River by Steve Parker, 2000
  • Wetlands by Darlene Stille, 1999

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

scheduled grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. 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