Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Gardenland Express Holiday Flower & Train Show

Mother and daughter photographing show November 18–January 1

Enjoy model trains traveling through a festive landscape featuring thousands of plants at the Garden's annual holiday flower and train show.
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Great Green Adventures: Tropical Trek

Citrus in ClimatronJanuary 20, 2018
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Let’s visit a forest that’s warm all year long. Learn about tropical plants, the rainforest ecosystem and ways to help with conservation. Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: Marvelous Mediterranean

Fountain in Temperate HouseFebruary 17, 2018
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

With winter upon us, let’s visit the Mediterranean climate in the Temperate House. Here we’ll find flowers and trees that are sheltered from the cold outside. Learn more

 

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.

 

 


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