Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Dazzling Dragonflies

DragonflyAugust 19, 2017
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we search the pond and the Central Axis Pools for these amazing insects.Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: My Senses Tell Me…

ThymeSeptember 16, 2017
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!

 

Activities at Tower Grove House

Visit the historic Tower Grove House through December 31, 2017 for:

Storytelling
Wednesday through Sunday 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.

 

Activities in the Herb Garden

English lavenderHerbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays
Tuesdays, June 6–August 29, 2017
10 a.m.–noon

Discover a different herb each week. The first 150 participants will pot one up to take home. Included in Garden admission.

Learn more

 

 


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