Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Marvelous Mediterranean

Interior of Temperate HouseJanuary 17, 2015
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

 

Great Green Adventures: Sweet Smells of the Indoor Garden

Camellia blooming in Linnean HouseFebruary 21, 2015
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore the Linnean House, the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi. We'll also be able to enjoy the peak blooming time of the camellias. Learn more

 

Activities in the Brookings Interpretive Center

From March 29, 2014 through January 4, 2015 enjoy activities for kids in the Brookings Interpretive Center in conjunction with the Nature in Your Neighborhood hands-on exhibit:

Create with Nature
Daily at 4 p.m.
at Brookings Interpretive Center (included in Garden admission)
Invigorate your natural curiosities and explore your artistic side! Make, create, build, investigate, connect and discover the marvels in nature using plant parts and everyday materials. Learn creative ways to plant your future at home or within your local community.

 

Activities at Tower Grove House

Visit the historic Tower Grove House March 29, 2014 through January 4, 2015 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
 

In Brookings Interpretive Center

Nature in your Neighborhood logo
Through January 4, 2015
This fun, hands-on, interactive exhibit will challenge visitors to explore and reconnect with nature in their own backyards, parks, trails and schoolyards. Included with Garden admission. Learn more