Plan a Visit to Meijer Gardens

Plan a Visit to Meijer Gardens

Explore the sights, both indoor and out.

A destination marrying world-renowned sculpture and horticultural landscapes, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park's indoor and outdoor gardens and sculpture galleries hold something for the whole family to enjoy.

Tours, programs and interactive activities are available for visitors throughout the year. Check the Events Calendar for a full listing of activities and events.

What to See

The 158-acre main campus may take up to two, four or eight hours to walk through depending on what you choose to explore. With a large variety of art and plants, Meijer Gardens has something to pique any interest. Explore some of the many great highlights we have to offer.

View and download a map of our grounds here.

View and download a walking map of our grounds here.

Hours & Rates

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
 

Meijer Gardens is open 362 days a year. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours may change during special exhibitions or events.

Rates

  • Members
    FREE
  • Adults (14 – 64)
    $14.50
  • Seniors (65 and older)
    $11
  • Students (with student ID)
    $11
  • Museums for All
    $2
  • Children (5–13)
    $7
  • Children (3–4)
    $4
  • Children (2 and younger)
    FREE

 

All admission tickets are purchased at the Daniel & Pamella DeVos Ticketing Center in the Welcome Center. Unless otherwise noted, prices include admission to all special exhibitions. Other tickets (summer concert tickets, etc.) can be purchased from the Events Calendar page.

Museums for All is a national initiative to encourage museum attendance among people of all backgrounds. 
EBT/WIC cardholders qualify for a reduced admission rate of $2 per person for up to four people. This discount is available during normal operating hours, please show your EBT/WIC card at the admission desk.

Other Info

Learn more about all the benefits you receive by becoming a member »

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. Per program guidelines, reciprocal benefits are not extended to organizations within 90 miles of Meijer Gardens. As of September 2020, organizations not included are: The Bailey Museum, Leila Arboretum Society, Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens and Windmill Island Gardens. Only one reciprocal membership will be honored per visit. Please call if you have specific questions regarding the reciprocal program, as details may vary from your home institution.

Information regarding COVID-19 can be found HERE.

Adult Groups

  • 10 person minimum, reservations required: For a group rate quote, please call the group tour office toll-free at 1-877-975-3171 weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • For questions and/or reservations, call the Tour Group Manager at (616) 977-7681

School Groups (PK-12)

  • Reduced Admission Rate of $4 per student, additional programming options are available.  
  • Minimum two weeks advance registration for any field trip.
  • For field trip options and to register, please fill out the Field Trip Registration Form available HERE.

Other Children's Groups

Shop & Eat

James & Shirley Balk Café

Enjoy a bite to eat at the James & Shirley Balk Café  with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Named Lena’s Garden in honor of Lena Meijer, the sculpture, comprised of dozens of individual blown-glass pieces, spans the ceiling in a spectrum of colors.

Meijer Gardens Gift Shop

The DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop offers original and locally made gift selections including a variety of house plants, high-quality tools, garden supplies, handmade pots, garden art, as well as a line of gardening books.

Groups & Tours

An exciting day-long excursion for groups, Meijer Gardens offers a variety of experiences including guided tours year-round and comfortable tram tours of the outdoor grounds (tram runs seasonally).

Adult Groups

There are a variety of options for groups of ten or more adults. From indoor guided tours to narrated tram tours, the experience will be educational and fun for all.

Activities for Families with Young Children

Early childhood education is a vital part of Meijer Gardens' overall education line-up. Children can enjoy a variety of educational programs and activities.

Student Field Trips

With 158 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens and over 200 sculptures, there are many ways to engage your students on a field trip. Explore our guided tours and program offerings below, or explore at your own pace with a self-led experience.

Scout Troops

The scouting tradition emphasizes a love of nature, an appreciation of the arts, and a commitment to the environment stewardship. Meijer Gardens shares these values and supports the Girl and Boy Scouts of America through discounted admission rates and special programs.

Tram Tours

Wind through the pathways in comfort during a narrated tour ride.

Youth and Family Nonprofit Grant Assistance Program

This program allows for up to 10 youth and family nonprofit groups each year to enjoy Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park at no cost. 

Directions & Travel

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Get Directions

(888) 957-1580
(616) 957-1580
hello@meijergardens.org

Policies

In accordance with the Kent County Health Department Order dated August 20, 2021, masks are required in the Covenant Learning Center and Curiosity Courtyard: A Garden Discovery Experience areas for children age 4 through 6th grade. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), face coverings/masks are recommended for guests ages 2+ in all indoor areas.

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, you are assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and all other diseases.