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Membership

As you know, our Gardens & Sculpture Park are a place of beauty and joy. They can also be a place of healing. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park believes that there is a direct link between the arts, nature and culture to physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. There is a growing amount of scientifically proven evidence that shows that exposure to art increases serotonin levels and changes our outlook on how we experience the world. We all need a place to retreat from the realities of the world and to re-center ourselves.

Unlimited Admission

for One Year

Members-Only

Event Invitations

10% Discount

in the Gift Shop

Presale & Discounts

on Concert Tickets, Classes & Workshops

New!

Based on member feedback, enjoy streamlined admission by heading directly to the entry desk with either your physical or digital membership card and ID! You no longer need to obtain tickets either online or upon arrival.

If bringing guests not covered under your membership, tickets will need to be purchased for them either online or at the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Ticketing Center.

Additional Benefits

  • Subscription to our quarterly Seasons magazine, providing insightful articles on our collections, exhibitions, garden features, classes and eventsView past issues of Seasons here.
  • Early Hours: The first full weekend of each month on Saturdays from 8 am – 9 am and Sundays from 9 am – 11 am are exclusive to our members!
  • Reciprocal privileges with other gardens, arboreta, and conservatories nationwide through the American Horticultural Society. Click here to find a garden that is part of this program.
  • Admission benefits of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program allows free admission to the named card holder(s), or in the case of a household type of membership, two free admissions. Only one reciprocal membership will be allowed per visit. Please call if you have specific questions regarding the reciprocal program, as details may vary from your home institution. Per program guidelines, reciprocal benefits are not extended to organizations within 90 miles of Meijer Gardens.
  • Discount on classes and workshops.
  • Other benefits based on membership level.

Membership Types & Rates

Membership purchases are not refundable and non-transferable.

Primary

Student | $43

One student with a valid ID. Can be purchased in person with verification of Student ID.

Individual | $73

One adult.

Dual | $110

Two adults residing in the same household.

Family | $130

One or two adults and children 18 and under, all living in the same household.

Grandparent | $130

One or two adults living in the same household and grandchildren 18 and under.

Add-a-Guest | $43

The Add-a-Guest offers free admission for one guest per visit when added to any General Membership level. Named member must accompany free guest. Cost is in addition to the price of the chosen membership level. Limit one Add-a-Guest per membership. 

Enhanced

Contributor | $300

Benefits of a Family or Grandparent Membership, and up to two guests total per visit. Includes six one-time tram tickets and a 10% discount on gift memberships.

Sustainer | $450

Benefits of a Family or Grandparent Membership, and up to three guests total per visit. Includes eight one-time tram tickets, a 10% discount on gift memberships, and recognition in the Annual Report.

Patron | $900

Benefits of a Family or Grandparent Membership, and up to four guests total per visit. Includes twelve one-time tram tickets, 10% discount on gift memberships, and recognition in the Annual Report.

Society

The Botanic Society and Sculpture Society are communities of dedicated individuals whose support sustains Meijer Gardens’ spectacular horticulture and temporary sculpture exhibitions, as well as the development of exhibition-related programming.

Your generosity is rewarded with opportunities to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our exhibitions and seasonal displays, exclusive receptions, exhibition previews and special tours of our ever-changing landscapes. A Society membership enhances the beauty and stature of Meijer Gardens and helps bring joy to over 700,000 guests a year. Above all, there is the satisfaction of knowing that you have enriched the quality of life in our community by supporting one of Michigan’s leading cultural destinations.

Please join our Botanic Society or Sculpture Society by making a gift, and receive these benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and a number of guests (see below)
  • Complimentary tram privileges
  • Invitations to exclusive events including previews of our exhibitions and lecture series
  • Acknowledgement in the Meijer Gardens Annual Report
  • A 10 percent discount at the Meijer Gardens Gift Shop
  • Name recognition by gift level on annual donor wall
Supporter | $1,500

Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 6 guests.

Ambassador | $2,000

Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 6 guests.

Guardian | $2,750

Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 8 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.

Principal | $6,000

Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 8 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.

Partner | $12,500

Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 10 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.

Advocate | $20,000+

Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 12 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.

Military

These memberships are available to those serving in our armed forces and can be purchased at our front desk with a valid Military ID.

Individual | $58

One adult.

Dual | $95

Two adults residing in the same household.

Family | $115

One or two adults and children 18 and under, all living in the same household.

Add-a-Guest | $43

The Add-a-Guest offers free admission for one guest per visit when added to any General Membership level. Named member must accompany free guest. Cost is in addition to the price of the chosen membership level.

Organizational

This includes unlimited admission for one year during regular business hours. The purpose of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Organizational Membership Program is to provide non-profit and for-profit organizations – who wish to visit Meijer Gardens to enrich the daily lives of their residents or program participants – a cost-effective option for attendance. Admission is extended exclusively to residents, aides, program participants and program staff. To enroll, a contact person from the organization must complete an application and send in along with payment.

10 Guests | $85
20 Guests | $170
30 Guests | $255
40 Guests | $340

Educational

This includes unlimited general admission and unlimited use of the Peter M. Wege reference library (during regular business hours). To enroll, the class instructor must complete an application and send in, along with a current semester student roster and payment.

A class of up to 25 students, per semester | $85
A class of 26-50 students, per semester | $170
A class of 51-75 students, per semester | $255
A class of 76-100 students, per semester | $340

(Cost per semester increases by $85 per every 50 students thereafter)

Perfect for any occassion

Give a Gift that Lasts Year Round!

A gift membership gives someone a gift they can enjoy every day of the year—a gift that is always new with each changing season.

HOW TO GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP

New gift memberships can be purchased online! Simply select JOIN at the level that you are interested in gifting and you will see a button titled Give As A Gift.

Gift memberships begin on the date of purchase and are active through the end of that month the following year. If you would prefer to have the membership cards mailed to you so that you can present as a gift rather than be mailed directly to the gift recipient, please email [email protected].

Renewals of gift memberships can also be handled over the phone by contacting the membership department at 616-977-7689, at the Main Admissions Desk, or by mail.

 

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 maintentance

Please note: The Curiosity Courtyard will be closed for maintenance between January 29 and February 7. We apologize for the inconvenience.

weather update

As of Monday, January 15, guests can enjoy our indoor galleries and gardens as well as limited outdoor pathways. Our team is actively working to clear additional pathways. 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm tonight (Tuesday, January 16, 2024), to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Holiday Hours

We are closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1. 

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended holiday hours until 9 pm on December 18-22 and 26-30.

Extended Member Early Hours

Members can enjoy early morning hours on Sundays 9-11 am from November 26 through January 7.

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