A fun, creative experience for families.
These hands-on workshops are designed for youth ages 5-14 and an adult to build a take-home project together. Please note one adult is required for every three youth participants. Registration is required.
Members: $20 Youth/Adult pair, $15 Additional Youth
Nonmembers: $25 Youth/Adult pair, $20 Additional Youth
Upcoming Family Workshops
Winter Break: Totally Tropical
Friday, Dec. 27-Sunday, Dec. 29
Friday, Dec. 27, 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Learn about tropical plants, small-scale ecosystems and the water cycle as you create your own tropical terrarium to take home.
Saturday, Dec. 28, 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Learn techniques to create and use plant-based dyes, then design your own custom dyed items.
Sunday, Dec. 29, 1-2:15 p.m.
See our tropical banana plants and learn how they grow, flower and make their delicious fruits. Then, create a batch of banana muffins while learning baking skills.
Saturday, Jan. 18, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Learn all about bulbs and how to force them into bloom. Take home a variety of bulbs planted in a miniature garden to bring an early spring into your home.
Crazy for Cocoa
Saturday, Feb. 22, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Have fun learning about chocolate and eating it, too. See the cacao tree in our conservatory, learn how chocolate is made, indulge in a chocolate taste test and make your own batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies.
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Add to your indoor plant collection and take home a houseplant after seeing how these plants grow in the wild. Plus, learn helpful tips to keep them happy and healthy.
Wednesday, March 18, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Appreciate the fine details of plant parts as you learn some basic sketching and shading techniques. Then take time to create your own artwork in the Garden.
Thursday, March 19, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Learn the importance of seeds as we discuss the plant life cycle and the many ways seeds are dispersed. You’ll go home with your own seeds and some tips and tricks to get your garden started early this year.
Flower Headbands and Boutonnieres
Friday, March 20, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Dissect a flower to discover the complexity of its internal parts, learn about a variety of flowers then create your own flower headband or boutonniere.