Michigan's second most popular tourist attraction ... the world’s best sculpture park … one of the world's 100 most visited art museums ... one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the planet. These are just some of the accolades earned by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park since it opened in 1995. No trip to Grand Rapids is complete without a visit to FMG!
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How to Experience Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
How to Experience Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park:
What can I see and do at FMG?
Wander through Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory, five indoor theme gardens, outdoor gardens – including a Japanese Garden and Michigan Farm Garden – nature trails, sculpture galleries and more. The permanent sculpture collection features nearly 300 works from classic and contemporary masters of the form. Many sculptures are uniquely sited in natural environments around the Gardens. Guide tours are available. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park also hosts an annual summer concert series, a dazzling holiday exhibit, an annual butterfly exhibition and more.
Is Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park good for kids?
The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is built for kids, with features and attractions that foster experiential learning and the use of all five senses. Kids love the Great Lakes water feature, treehouse village, storytelling garden and more. There is a year-round schedule of kid-friendly activities and events.
When is FMG open?
FMG is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday, 362 days a year.
What is the admission price?
$20 for adults (14-64), $15 for seniors (65+) and students with student ID, $10 for children 3-13 and free for children ages 2 and younger. Prices are subject to change, please confirm with attraction.
Are there any discounts available?
Through the Museums for All program, EBT/WIC cardholders qualify for a reduced admission rate of $2 per person for up to four people.
Can I purchase or reserve tickets online?
Yes, click here to reserve and purchase tickets, and enjoy quicker entry to the attraction. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on site at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Welcome Center.
Is FMG accessible for guests with special needs?
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is proud to be an accessible facility, meeting and exceeding ADA regulations. Indoor and outdoor spaces are barrier-free, with ramps and paved pathways to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers and allow easy maneuverability. Complimentary wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Trained service animals (dogs or miniature horses) are welcome on leashes or harnesses. Scroll down for more accessibility info.
Where is Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park located?
About 15 minutes from downtown GR on East Beltline Ave., isolated from but close to restaurants, shops and an IMAX movie theater.
Where can I park?
Abundant on-site parking is available.
Is food available?
Yes. Enjoy globally inspired sandwiches, salads, small bites, soft drinks, Michigan craft beers and more in the James & Shirley Balk Café, which features a dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. No outside food or beverages, please.
Is there a gift shop?
Yes, the DeVos-Keeler gift shop offers a distinctive collection of original and hand-made goods, jewelry, accessories, home-and-garden items, books, toys, baby items, exhibition-related gifts and Meijer Gardens-branded items.
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Learn from former Chief Curator, Joseph Becherer
The opening of the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. Japanese gardens, known for shakkei, or borrowed view, are among the world's most revered and treasured garden styles. On June 13, 2015, the eight-acre Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened to the public, enhancing the venue's existing displays of sculpture and horticulture. Tranquility, simplicity, and beauty are the essence of a Japanese garden- something long appreciated by Fred and Lena Meijer, whose experiences with and shared love of the form led to asking about one being added to Meijer Gardens.
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- Arid Garden
- Carnivorous Plant House
- Children's Garden
- English Perennial Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Michigan's Farm Garden
- Seasonal Display Greenhouse
- Tropical Conservatory
- Victorian Garden
- Woodland Shade Garden
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- Midwest's most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection
- Works from Rodin, Degas, Miro and many more
- Rotating exhibits dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods
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- Butterflies are Blooming - March-April
- Chrysanthemums and More! - September-October
- Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World - November-January
An annual concert series runs June through August and features major artists like Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and Brandi Carlile in a stunning outdoor setting.
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The largest exhibition of its kind in Michigan, our living landscapes showcase the mighty mum in all its magnificence. As you wander the gardens and grounds, note how the chrysanthemum takes shape in…
- Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Spend select Tuesday evenings in the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden and Michigan’s Farm Garden—back by popular demand! Our Glow Garden is a magical walk through an illuminated forest, filled with…
Connect with dozens of local organizations dedicated to helping seniors and their families in Grand Rapids and surrounding communities. Meet with experts regarding Medicare Coverage, Assisted Living…
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See a variety of bonsai on display, from trees in early stages of training to lovely older trees. Watch bonsai artists at work and shop for bonsai trees, tools, and supplies.
Explore the Flint Institute of Arts with a guided tour through the state’s second largest art museum and one of the nation’s largest museum art schools. Next, we will enjoy a boxed lunch on the bus as…
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Immersed as we are in an arboreal planet, we tend to overlook the unique character of these distinctive botanical beings. The 15 artists featured in this exhibition ensure trees don’t escape our…
Dress as a character that highlights the Children’s Garden. Join us for a host of Halloween-themed activities with your wee ones! No tricks. No treats. Just fun!
It’s the most wonderful time of year—again! The Holiday Gift Show is back to kick off the holiday season and allow you a head start on your shopping. Over 40 artisans and vendors make this event a…
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- 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE
- (616) 957-1580
This 158-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, guided tram and five acre Children’s Garden. Admission charged. Purchase tickets in advance here!
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