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Downtown Sculpture Walk (Adults)

Join Amber Oudsema, Curator of Arts Education at Meijer gardens, on a walking tour of sculptures in downtown Grand Rapids. Discuss interpretations, visual elements and design principles. Explore color, scale and movement. Expect significant standing and walking, bring a water

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Dahlia Photography

Dahlia Photography Begin with a classroom lesson with Mary Jo Asmus on selective focus, camera settings and background emphasis. Then capture images at the Dahlia Show before we open to the public. Macro gear such as a macro lens is

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FREE! Native Plant Cultivation (Adults) (MNLA CEU)

FREE! Native Plant Cultivation  Participate in a collaborative effort to plant with purpose alongside local environmental advocates Plaster Creek Stewards. Explore the critical role native species play in supporting local ecosystems, including aiding pollinators and enhancing water retention, then get

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Birding for Beginners (Adults)

Birding for Beginners Join Outdoor Discovery Center’s Jamie Krupka for this introductory class—ideal for those curious about getting started in birding. You’ll learn identification techniques, how to use a guidebook, basic terminology and more. Then put your knowledge to practice

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FREE! Community Cleanup (Adults)

FREE! Community Cleanup Join us in participating in the Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup, where we’ll work together to clean up local waterways. Learn from Plaster Creek Stewards as they educate us on the importance of our watersheds and their impact

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Homegrown Nutrition (Adults)

Homegrown Nutrition Learn how to naturally improve your health with the bounties of your garden! Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lauren Hanson reveals the power of plants to reduce heart disease risks, enhance digestion, ease seasonal allergies, nurture glowing skin and more!

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Introduction to Rainscaping (Adults) (MNLA CEU)

Introduction to Rainscaping Urban Watershed Ambassador Robert Cloy will teach about the principles of rainscaping and how these spaces lead to a healthier environment. Learn the best plants and how to work with nature using innovative techniques to reintroduce rainwater

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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

Path closure

Due to a landscape project in the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, the tram path behind the Japanese garden will be closed to foot traffic this week.

Please follow posted signs. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

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