Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Around the Pond

Frog on lilypadAugust 17, 2019
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore around the pond and find out what plants and animals call the pond their home.Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: My Senses Tell Me…

Sensory GardenSeptember 21, 2019
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

What do your senses tell you? Join us as we let our senses guide us on our walk through the Sensory Garden. 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!

 


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!
Learn more