Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Discover China

Pagoda in the Chinese GardenJune 20, 2015
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Tucked away from view, the Chinese Garden may be easy to pass by, but this special garden is well worth the stop. Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: Bees, Butterflies and Blossoms

Bee on an azaleaJuly 18, 2015
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we discover why bees and butterflies need blossoms, why blossoms need bees and butterflies and why we need them all.  Learn more

 

Activities in the Brookings Interpretive Center

Through September 7, 2015 enjoy activities for kids in the Brookings Interpretive Center in conjunction with the Nature in Your Neighborhood hands-on exhibit:

Create with Nature
Daily at 4 p.m.
at Brookings Interpretive Center (included in Garden admission)
Invigorate your natural curiosities and explore your artistic side! Make, create, build, investigate, connect and discover the marvels in nature using plant parts and everyday materials. Learn creative ways to plant your future at home or within your local community.

 

 


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

Tales and Trails logo
This summer, join a family reading program that connects nature-inspired books with the great outdoors!
Learn more

 

In Brookings Interpretive Center

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Through September 7, 2015
This fun, hands-on, interactive exhibit will challenge visitors to explore and reconnect with nature in their own backyards, parks, trails and schoolyards. Included with Garden admission. Learn more