Youth Tours

All tours are currently postponed due to COVID-19.


A class field trip is a great way to experience many different parts of the garden. Students will visit the conservatory, take a nature walk, and learn about pond life (May-October). Field trips are best suited for grades 2 though 8 but can be adapted to suit a wide variety of ages. 

Children Conservatory Pond


A tour of the conservatory will introduce students to plants from around the world. (Conservatory tours are available year round). 



child by hosta hillside pond


A nature walk will lead to insights about the flora and fauna of Michigan. (Nature walks are available year round).



Pond Life with Hands



Students will gain a new appreciation for pond life through hands-on interactions with invertebrates. (Ponding is available May-October). 



Cost: $3 per student (does not include $5 admission fee). To schedule your field trip or for more details call (517) 431-2060 or email Samantha Howard