Wednesday, December 27 2017 thru Saturday, December 30 2017
Looking for a fun family experience over Winter Break?
Join us for an array of drop-in activities (December 27-30) and special workshops (December 27-30). Drop-in activities (held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are free with your paid admission.
The family workshops are the perfect opportunity for families to have a creative experience at the Botanical Garden. These hands-on classes are designed for youth ages 4-14 and an adult to build a take-home project together. Please note one adult is required for every three youth participants. Registration required. Click on the class times for the registration link.
Nature Jewelry, Dec 27, 10–11:15 a.m. and 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Use an array of natural materials, beads and plants to create wearable art.
Join us for a mystical experience and create your own miniature world with plants and other natural materials to attract fairies to your home.
Create mobiles, wreaths, or displays in this fun workshop that explores these unusual plants.
Create unique hanging string gardens with the Japanese art of Kokedama.
Members: $20 Youth/Adult Pair, $15 Additional Youth
Nonmembers: $25 Youth/Adult Pair, $20 Additional Youth
Scent-sational Tropicals: See a demo of rainforest herbs and spices, try to identify them, and learn more about their culinary uses.
Tropical Planting Activity: Plant your very own tropical plant to take home.
Rainforest Pollinator Headbands: Use natural and craft materials to create a cute headband that looks like your favorite pollinator.
Conservatory Bingo: Participants will be given a card with 12 pictures of conservatory plant species, then explore the conservatory to try to find as many as possible!
Leaf Tracing: Eplore the amazing diversity of rainforest species by tracing leaves to compare and contrast shapes and sizes.
Story Time with Rosie the Reader: Engage in a fun, interactive storytime with Rosie the Reader from the Des Moines Public Library Dec. 29 from 10:30-11 a.m.!
Event Category: Youth & Families