Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Perfect Pollinators

Bee on azaleaJuly 21, 2018
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we search for bee, butterflies, and other pollinators and help celebrate their important role in the Garden. Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: Wonderful Water Lilies

WaterliliesAugust 18, 2018
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

 

Activities in the Children's Garden

Enjoy 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 in the Herb Garden

English lavenderHerb & Heirloom Tuesdays
Tuesdays, June 5–August 28, 2018
10 a.m.–noon

Discover a different herb each week. The first 200 participants will pot one up to take home. Included in Garden admission.
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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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