Plan a Visit
Plan a Visit
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is totally barrier-free with ramps and paved paths in all garden locations.
A visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park can be two, four, or eight hours depending upon the interest and detail one chooses to cover. There are many areas within Meijer Gardens to explore including the indoor gardens such as the tropical conservatory, Victorian, carnivorous, and arid gardens, as well as the outdoor areas like the Children’s Garden, Michigan’s Farm Garden, seasonal gardens, our world-class Sculpture Park and meandering nature trails and boardwalk. Within many of these gardens activities for families are sometimes offered depending on the day and time (see events).
Tram Tours for the general public run from March through December, with no Tram Tours in January and February. Rates are $3 per adult and $1 per child (12 and under).
Schedules are posted daily at the Information Desk and the Tram Ticket Office.
For a children’s tour, please plan at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours with your group. Children should plan to wear walking shoes and be dressed for indoor and outdoor experiences depending upon the specific schedule organized.
For families wanting a casual experience, Meijer Gardens is the perfect place! We have comfort centers for diaper changing, wheelchairs for elderly guests, and specific areas of the gardens where you may wish to spend your focused time. (i.e. the Children’s Garden can entertain children for hours; the Sculpture Park is a great walking or tram tour for adult guests who wish to be outside and to see great art; the Michigan’s Farm Garden has rocking chairs on the porch for resting, while younger children can explore the areas of the farm including the 100 year old barn.) And this is only the beginning...
For an all day visit, the Taste of the Gardens Café has wonderful lunch fare.For those wanting to spend a weekend visiting Meijer Gardens and Michigan’s West Coast, see experiencegr.com for more information about other attractions, hotels, and restaurants in the area.
Visitors can photograph the beauty of the Gardens for their own remembrances of their visit.
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