Scout Troops

Scout Troops

We support the scouting tradition.

The scouting tradition emphasizes a love of nature, an appreciation of the arts and a commitment to the good stewardship of the environment. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park shares these values and is pleased to support the Girl and Boy Scouts of America through discounted admission rates and special programs.

Butterfly Scout Experience

Available March 1–April 30, 2021

Experience the Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at your own pace during this self-guided program designed especially for Scouts! Go on a scavenger hunt for weird and wild plants around the world as you learn how the invention of the Wardian case in the 19th century made it easier for plants to be shipped worldwide.   Observe, record, sketch and wonder as you explore the butterflies in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory with your very own field journal to take home. Draw inspiration from the butterflies’ colors, patterns, and shapes with a take-home art activity kit to create a one-of-a-kind butterfly.  Finally, watch a recording of the Who am I? A Butterfly Ballet from the comfort of your own home.   

Troops must pre-register HERE at least two weeks in advance. These rates include all materials: 

  • $7.00 per scout or sibling
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

If you have questions, please email our Education Department at fieldtrips@meijergardens.org.

Scout Troops Self Led Experience

 

Troops must pre-register HERE at least two weeks in advance to receive this special Scout Troop rate. If you have questions, please email our Education Department at fieldtrips@meijergardens.org 

These rates are valid throughout the year and include admission to all areas.

  • $4.00 per scout or sibling
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

Additional materials to enhance your experience are available. Please request the materials at the time you make your reservation or download them and bring them with you. A complete list can be found at meijergardens.org/plan/student-field-trips/

Earn a Meijer Gardens Patch

 

Patches are available from May through February and are not available during our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and accommodate additional safety measures due to COVID-19, we are not able to offer Earn a Meijer Gardens Patch programs at this time.

During this self-guided program scout troops will discover fun and surprising things about birds as they explore Meijer Gardens using our “Take Flight with Birds” guide and exploration sheet. Scouts will visit a variety of habitats, including the Tropical Conservatory, wetlands, woods and Michigan's Farm Garden as they search for birds and examine bird sculptures, too. Dress for the weather and allow 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete the activities.

Troops must pre-register HERE at least two weeks in advance. These rates include all materials and a Meijer Gardens Patch:

  • $6.00 per scout
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)

Cancellation policy: withdraw less than 7 days prior to the event—no refund