Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Wonderful Water Lilies

Water liliesAugust 20, 2016
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we visit the water lily pools and try our hand at watercoloring these amazing plants. Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: Celebrate Urban Birds

BluebirdSeptember 17, 2016
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate birds and learn about this Citizen Science project from Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Learn more

 

Activities in the Children's Garden

Summer just got better with these fun activities for kids and families in the Children's Garden.

Girl with basket of vegetablesGermination Stations
Daily 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
in the Children's Garden (Children's Garden admission required)
Themed “Germination Stations” are located throughout the Children’s Garden and are staffed daily from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Interpreters use questions, activities, and hands-on props—plant parts, gardening tools, puppets, puzzles, head lamps, instruments, etc.—to engage visitors of all ages in interactive activities.

  • Monday: Explore Missouri History
  • Tuesday: Dive in and Navigate Waterways
  • Wednesday: Go Spelunking and Investigate Cave Life
  • Thursday: Discover the Power of Pollinators 
  • Friday: Have fun with Feathered Friends
  • Saturday: Dig in and Discover What Plants You Eat
  • Sunday: Be a Native Plant Detective and uncover why plants are important

 

Activities in the Brookings Exploration Center

MakerSpace
Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
at Brookings Exploration Center (included in Garden admission)
Enjoy hands-on activities!

 

Activities at Tower Grove House

Visit the historic Tower Grove House through December 31, 2016 for:

Storytelling
Wednesdays & Saturdays at 11 a.m.
in Tower Grove House (included in Garden admission)
Relax a while and enjoy a nature-themed story in the cozy story corner of Henry Shaw’s country home.

Tower Grove House is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays, Tuesdays and the months of January through March. The House is also closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

 

 


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