Day Tour: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Horticulture Gardens
Contact: Jennifer Sweet, 517-353-0443,

This event has been cancelled.


The annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the Tropical Conservatory!

On this day trip, experience the beauty of the butterflies, and enjoy the many captivating masterpieces of art and nature. Sit back and relax on our personalized tram tour where you will find endless inspiration in the kaleidoscope of colors and textures.

For lunch, you will be transported to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. The Market Hall hosts a culinary collective of butchers, bakers, fishmongers, and more. You’ll see right away that they are huge fans of all things fresh. Eat, drink, shop and enjoy all 138,000 square feet of our food lover’s heaven!


$30 for 2015 MSU Horticulture Garden members
$38 for non-members

The price includes round-trip bus transportation, admission to Frederik Meijer Gardens, and a 45 minute outdoor tram tour. Lunch and any purchases are on your own. To receive the member fee, you must be a 2015 member of the MSU Horticulture Gardens and bring your card with you on this trip.

Space is limited– reserve your seat today!



8:15 a.m. Arrive and check-in at MSU Gardens
8:30 a.m. Depart for Meijer Gardens
10 a.m. Begin day at Meijer Gardens
11:30 a.m. Tram tour at Meijer Gardens
12:15 a.m. Load Bus to Downtown Market
12:45 p.m. On own for lunch/shopping at Downtown Market
2:15 p.m. Depart for MSU Gardens
3:30 p.m. Return to MSU Gardens


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