Drop In Programs

Saturday, January 6 2018 thru Saturday, March 24 2018

Free with regular admission and registration is not required. 

All programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 

 

Feb. 17:Bonsai: Iowa Bonsai Association demonstration

Feb. 19: President’s Day Demonstration: Presidential Plants

Feb. 24: Studio: Pinecone Bird Feeders

 

Mar. 3: Demonstration: Exploring Cacti

Mar. 10: Tours: Garden Highlights at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Mar. 13 -Mar. 16: Spring Break: All About Seeds!

Assorted games, crafts and activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Nature Journal: Make and decorate a small nature journal to guide to act as your passport as you travel through all the drop-in stations, plus some take-home goodies.
  • Sprout House: Assemble a small sprout house to take home and place in a window to observe seeds as they germinate and grow.
  • Seed Match: Match seeds to the corresponding plant that it comes from and learn about various seed shapes and sizes.
  • Seed Dispersal Experiment: Discuss and experiment with the many ways that seeds can be dispersed.
  • Seed Games: Fun games involving seeds!
Mar. 17: Bonsai:Iowa Bonsai Association demonstration  

Mar. 24: Studio: Starting Seeds

Demonstrations: Ask questions and get answers about unique botanical topics.

Tours: Find out more about what’s in bloom at the Botanical Garden on a 30-minute tour.

Bonsai: See the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai.

Studios: For a hands-on experience, join us to create a botanically inspired craft to take home. 

Event Category: Youth & Families Adult Education

Event Schedule

  • January 6, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • January 13, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • January 15, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • January 20, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • January 22, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • January 27, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • February 3, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • February 10, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • February 17, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • February 19, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • February 24, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • March 3, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • March 10, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • March 13, 2018 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
  • March 14, 2018 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
  • March 15, 2018 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
  • March 16, 2018 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
  • March 17, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM
  • March 24, 2018 10:00 AM–01:00 PM