Membership

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As you know, our Gardens & Sculpture Park are a place of beauty and joy. They can also be a place of healing. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park believes that there is a direct link between the arts, nature and culture to physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. There is a growing amount of scientifically proven evidence that shows that exposure to art increases serotonin levels and changes our outlook on how we experience the world. We all need a place to retreat from the realities of the world and to re-center ourselves.

With a Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park membership, you can enjoy members-only events and exhibition openings, valuable discounts and reciprocal benefits to more than 300 other gardens nationwide through the American Horticulture Society Reciprocal Admission Program. Restrictions apply to the reciprocal program and it is always recommended that you call all gardens before you plan to visit, as each garden has its own distinct admissions policies and hours of operation.

Meijer Gardens brings joy to guests every season of the year… Always Growing, Always Beautiful, Always New.

New gift memberships can be purchased online! Simply select Join at the level that you are interested in gifting and you will see a button titled Give As A Gift. Gift memberships begin on the date of purchase and are active through the end of that month the following year. If you would prefer to have the membership cards mailed to you so that you can present as a gift rather than be mailed directly to the gift recipient, please email membership@meijergardens.org.Renewals of gift memberships can also be handled over the phone by contacting the membership department at 616-977-7689, at the Main Admissions Desk, or by mail.

If you have any questions, you can reach the membership department during normal business hours at 616-977-7689 or membership@meijergardens.org. Please note that membership purchases are not refundable and non-transferable.

Benefits

Unlimited Admission

for One Year
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Presale & Discounts

on Concert Tickets,
Classes & Workshops
Summer Concerts

Members-Only

Event Invitations
Special Events

10% Discount

in the Gift Shop
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Additional Benefits

  • Subscription to our quarterly Seasons magazine, providing insightful articles on our collections, exhibitions, garden features, classes and events. View past issues of Seasons here.
  • Early Hours: The first full weekend of each month on Saturdays from 8 am – 9 am and Sundays from 9 am – 11 am are exclusive to our members!
  • Reciprocal privileges with other gardens, arboreta, and conservatories nationwide through the American Horticultural Society. Click here to find a garden that is part of this program.
  • Admission benefits of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program allows free admission to the named card holder(s), or in the case of a household type of membership, two free admissions. Only one reciprocal membership will be allowed per visit. Please call if you have specific questions regarding the reciprocal program, as details may vary from your home institution. Per program guidelines, reciprocal benefits are not extended to organizations within 90 miles of Meijer Gardens.
  • Discount on classes and workshops.
  • ​Other benefits based on membership level.

Give a gift membership

A gift membership gives someone a gift they can enjoy every day of the year—a gift that is always new with each changing season. Simply select Join at the level you are interested in gifting and you will see a button titled Give As A Gift.

Membership Guide

View our Membership Guide here.

Primary

LevelDescriptionFeeEnroll Online
StudentOne student with a valid ID. Can be purchased in person with verification of Student ID.$38


N/A


IndividualOne adult.$65

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

DualTwo adults residing in the same household.$100

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

FamilyOne or two adults and children 18 and under, all living in the same household.$115

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

GrandparentOne or two adults living in the same household and grandchildren 18 and under.$115

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

Add-a-GuestThe Add-a-Guest offers free admission for one guest per visit when added to any General Membership level. Named member must accompany free guest. Cost is in addition to the price of the chosen membership level.$38See above options

Enhanced

LevelDescriptionFeeEnroll Online
ContributorBenefits of a Family or Grandparent Membership, and up to two guests total per visit. Includes six one-time tram tickets and a 10% discount on gift memberships.$200

Join

Renew

SustainerBenefits of a Family or Grandparent Membership, and up to three guests total per visit. Includes eight one-time tram tickets, a 10% discount on gift memberships, and recognition in the Annual Report$400

Join

Renew

PatronBenefits of a Family or Grandparent Membership, and up to four guests total per visit. Includes ten one-time tram tickets, 10% discount on gift memberships, and recognition in the Annual Report.$800

Join

Renew

Society

The Botanic Society and Sculpture Society are communities of dedicated individuals whose support sustains Meijer Gardens' spectacular horticulture and temporary sculpture exhibitions, as well as the development of exhibition-related programming.

Your generosity is rewarded with opportunities to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our exhibitions and seasonal displays, exclusive receptions, exhibition previews and special tours of our ever-changing landscapes. A Society membership enhances the beauty and stature of Meijer Gardens and helps bring joy to over 700,000 guests a year. Above all, there is the satisfaction of knowing that you have enriched the quality of life in our community by supporting one of Michigan's leading cultural destinations.

Please join our Botanic Society or Sculpture Society by making a gift, and receive these benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and a number of guests (see below)
  • Complimentary tram privileges
  • Invitations to exclusive events including previews of our exhibitions and lecture series
  • Acknowledgement in the Meijer Gardens Annual Report
  • A 10 percent discount at the Meijer Gardens Gift Shop
  • Name recognition by gift level on annual donor wall
LevelDescriptionFeeEnroll Online
SupporterUnlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 6 guests.$1,500

Join Botanic

Renew Botanic

AmbassadorUnlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 6 guests.$2,000

Join Botanic

Renew Botanic

GuardianUnlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 8 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.$2,750

Join Botanic

Renew Botanic

PrincipalUnlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 8 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.$6,000

Join Botanic

Renew Botanic

PartnerUnlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 10 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.$12,500

Join Botanic

Renew Botanic

AdvocateUnlimited admission to Meijer Gardens for you and up to 12 guests and a 5% discount in the Balk Café.$20,000+

Join Botanic

Renew Botanic

Military

These memberships are available to those serving in our armed forces and can be purchased at our front desk with a valid Military ID.

LevelDescriptionFee
IndividualOne adult.$50
DualTwo adults living in the same household.$85
FamilyOne or two adults and children 18 and under, all living in the same household.$100
Add-a-GuestThe Add-a-Guest offers free admission for one guest per visit when added to any General Membership level. Named member must accompany free guest. Cost is in addition to the price of the chosen membership level.$38

Organizational

This includes unlimited admission for one year during regular business hours. The purpose of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Organizational Membership Program is to provide non-profit and for-profit organizations – who wish to visit Meijer Gardens to enrich the daily lives of their residents or program participants – a cost-effective option for attendance. Admission is extended exclusively to residents, aides, program participants and program staff. To enroll, a contact person from the organization must complete an application and send in along with payment.

LevelDescriptionFee
10 GuestsA total of up to 10 guests per visit.$75
20 GuestsA total of up to 20 guests per visit.

$150

30 GuestsA total of up to 30 guests per visit.$225
40 GuestsA total of up to 40 guests per visit.$300

Educational

This includes unlimited general admission and unlimited use of the Peter M. Wege reference library (during regular business hours). To enroll, the class instructor must complete an application (found HERE) and send in, along with a current semester student roster and payment.

LevelDescriptionFee
25 StudentsA class of up to 25 students, per semester$75
26-50 StudentsA class of 26-50 students, per semester$150
51-75 StudentsA class of 51-75 students, per semester$225
76-100 StudentsA class of 76-100 students, per semester$300

(Cost per semester increases by $75 per every 50 students thereafter)

LevelDescriptionFeeEnroll Online
StudentOne student with a valid ID. Can be purchased in person with verification of Student ID.$38


N/A


IndividualOne adult.$65

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

DualTwo adults residing in the same household.$100

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

FamilyOne or two adults and children 18 and under, all living in the same household.$115

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

GrandparentOne or two adults living in the same household and grandchildren 18 and under.$115

Join

Renew

Add-a-Guest

Add-a-GuestThe Add-a-Guest offers free admission for one guest per visit when added to any General Membership level. Named member must accompany free guest. Cost is in addition to the price of the chosen membership level.$38See above options

Give a Gift that Lasts Year Round!

A gift membership gives someone a gift they can enjoy every day of the year—a gift that is always new with each changing season.

How to give a gift membership:

  • Simply select Join at the level you are interested in gifting and you will see a button titled Give As A Gift.
  • Visit the Front Desk at Meijer Gardens during regular business hours.
  • Call the membership office at (616) 977-7689.