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.

Scout Butterfly Event: Flower Power!

March, 2022

Scout Butterfly Event: Flower Power!

Saturday, March 5, 9 am–5 pm
Check-in from 9–11 am OR 1–3 pm

Tuesday, March 22, 4–9 pm
Check-in from 4–6 pm

Discover the powerful relationships between flowers and butterflies by experiencing the Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at your own pace during this self-guided program designed especially for Scouts! Observe, record, sketch, and wonder as you explore the unique flowers and butterflies in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory with a variety of looking guides and your very own field journal. Draw inspiration from your observations to create a one-of-a-kind “flower power garden” with a take-home art kit. Finally, watch a recording of the Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet from the comfort of your own home.  

Troops must register at least two weeks in advance. Rates include all materials.

$7 per scout or sibling.
One leader is free. One additional leader is $4.
$1 per additional adult chaperone.
No charge for member adults. Must present membership card upon check-in.
No charge for children 2 years and under

Please email our Education Department at classes@meijergardens.org if you have questions. 

Fun patches are available for sale in the DeVos–Keeler Gift Shop.

Click here to register.

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.

  • $5 per scout or sibling
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $5
  • $12.50 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.

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:

  • $7 per scout
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $5
  • $12.50 per additional adult
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)

Cancellation within 7 days of the event will not be refunded.