Our youth and family programming is designed to engage multiple generations in the Botanical Garden’s mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants.
Join us on Fridays during three seasonal sessions for this fun, interactive story time that explores themes of nature and plants. During each program participants will enjoy stories and an activity based on the week's theme. Story Sprouts is offered 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. and is geared towards children ages 2-5. Click here for more details.
$3 per child; adults and seniors pay general admission. Members FREE
Looking for something fun to do before kids head back to school? These classes are the perfect opportunity for families to have a creative experience at the Botanical Garden. These hands-on workshops 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.
Terrariums, Aug. 15, 10–11:15 a.m.
Fairy Gardening, Aug. 16, 10–11:15 a.m.
Desktop Deserts, Aug. 17, 10–11:15 a.m.
Members: $20 Youth/Adult Pair, $15 Additional Youth
Nonmembers: $25 Youth/Adult Pair, $20 Additional Youth
Potting Bench classes are designed for non-school groups, such as Boy and Girl Scouts, 4H and other youth groups, looking for a fun and unique learning experience. Participants will create a hands-on, take-home project during each class. The class offerings available are Terrariums, Mini Succulent Gardens and Zen Gardens. All supplies are included in the cost of registration. Classes require a minimum of 8 people and have a maximum capacity of 20. Classes must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance.
$15 per youth. Adults within a 1:5 ratio (ages 5-10) or 1:15 ratio (ages 11-17) are free. Additional adults pay seasonal admission.
Add On: Guided tours are available to add on to your Potting Bench program for an additional $5 per youth.
Explore the beauty of the Botanical Garden with one of our tours. We offer different options for youth groups. Prices and formats vary. All tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
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For questions about any programs please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 515.402.4277.