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Interactive Exhibit: Nature in Your Neighborhood

Nature in Your NeighborhoodThrough September 7, 2015
9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
in the Brookings Interpretive Center

How much of your childhood was spent outside exploring? Did you have a favorite spot? Build an imaginary fort out of a hollow tree? Grow a garden? Make nature bracelets? Create a work of art with natural materials? Investigate wildlife living in your backyard?

The Missouri Botanical Garden invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to experience Nature in Your Neighborhood, a fun, hands-on, interactive exhibit will enable visitors to make, build, experiment, imagine and play while learning about everyday nature in our backyards, balconies, streetscapes and schoolyards.
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Drop in on Us!

Boy and Garden instructorJoin us for a Great Green Adventure drop-in program…explore plants, nature and green living through hand-on activities, stories and games. Great Green Adventures are designed for ages 6–12 and pre-registration is not required.
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Children's Garden Opening Weekend

Child getting her face paintedMarch 28 & 29, 2015
Activities 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presented by Macy's

Join us as we “spring” into action with two fun-filled days of hands-on activities to celebrate the reopening of the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden. Enjoy special family activities including planting, crafts, face-painting, live music and visiting birds from the Wild Bird Sanctuary, to name a few.  Learn more


See additional Garden events especially for kids!

Be sure to check out classes and additional happenings for kids and families at the Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.


Children's Garden

Girl climbing ropes in Children's Garden
The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden (open April–October) is the perfect place to make new discoveries. Host your next birthday party, come for a drop-in program, learn at a germination station or just explore. Learn more

For the Whole Family

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This summer, join a family reading program that connects nature-inspired books with the great outdoors!
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