Families with Young Children

Families with Infants to Preschool-Aged Kids

Early childhood education is a vital part of the overall Meijer Gardens education lineup. We recognize the significance of a variety of stimulating experiences for a child’s brain growth and development. Equally important, these programs are fun for children and parents alike.


Programs - Children's Groups


Interested in any of these programs? Please contact us at hello@meijergardens.org or call 616-957-1580.

Eating On Site

Please do not bring food into Meijer Gardens. You are welcome to use the Meijer-Shedleski Picnic Pavilion located near the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater or the Lievensee Indoor Eating Area located near the Peter M. Wege Library. There is a vending machine and designated snacking area in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden. Snacks, beverages and full meals are available at the James & Shirley Balk Café. No outside food is permitted in the café.

Programs - Children's Groups