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Experience the magic of winter as this season transforms the park into a serene wonderland, offering a peaceful escape. Take leisurely strolls through snow-covered sculptures and beautiful gardens, and discover the winter views that make our gardens so unique. It’s an idyllic setting for family outings, romantic walks, or introspective moments alone, proving that Meijer Gardens are a must-visit destination all year round.

winter at Meijer gardens


Forest of Dreams: Contemporary Tree Sculpture

Forest of Dreams: Contemporary Tree Sculpture offers unexpected visions of these remarkable organisms, showcasing trees in all their power, beauty, strangeness, and glory.

The exhibition features the work of 15 exceptional artists: Emilie Brzezinski, Louise Bourgeois, Nick Cave, Kim Cridler, Tom Czarnopys, Michele Oka Doner, Peter Frie, Hugh Hayden, Jim Hodges, Patrick Jacobs, Maya Lin, Robert Lobe, Roxy Paine, Rona Pondick, and Ai Weiwei.

Winter nights

Tuesdays from January 23, through February 27, 2024 | 5:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy an experimental night of food, drinks, and entertainment in the Garden Pavilion Room in the Welcome Center this winter at Meijer Gardens. These events are complementary for members and included in general admission for all other guests.


JANUARY 23 | String quartet music surrounded by candlelight and curated by Haijin Choi from Grand Rapids Symphony

“Sound Sculpted” is an opportunity to experience acoustic music in string quartet form in the beautiful Garden Pavilion at Meijer Gardens, surrounded by Utopia by Jaume Plensa. Hundreds of candles will light the Garden Pavilion to enhance the experience. Enjoy quintessential classical music from Mozart, Caroline Shaw’s subtle, yet persuasive telling voice, and Czech composer Janáček’s piece inspired by Tolstoy’s shocking novella and infused with his own scandalous personal life. Played by four female string players in a room inspired by four female faces, this experimental event will provide different perspectives of the room. View the event program HERE.

JANUARY 30 | Full Cord, 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition winner, is one of Michigan’s premiere bluegrass bands—technically proficient without sparing a fun lightheartedness.

FEBRUARY 6 | James Sofranko, Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Ballet, crafts two provocative vignettes to accompany electric cellist Jordan Hamilton.


6-6:20 pm | Jordan Hamilton Solo
6:20-6:30 pm | Break
6:30-6:50 pm | Grand Rapids Ballet
6:50-7 pm | Break
7-7:20 pm | Jordan Hamilton Solo
7:20-7:30 pm | Break
7:30-7:50 pm | Grand Rapids Ballet

FEBRUARY 13 | Nathan Walton & The Remedy fuse rock, blues, funk, and other styles into a rich explosion of sound. Walton, a former American Idol contestant, leads the band with his blazing signature vocals.

FEBRUARY 20 | Opera Grand Rapids presents Hip Opera, exploring the convergence of opera and hip-hop.
Please note: This event celebrates the history of hip-hop and may contain explicit language. 

FEBRUARY 27 | The Moonrays specialize in astonishingly authentic ‘60s-style surf rock, transporting the audience to a beach party in a bygone era.

winter events & programming

winter beauty

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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


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


scheduled grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. 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. 


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


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