Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Evergreen Trees

American hollyFebruary 15, 2020
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Why do some trees' leaves stay green all winter? Join us as we explore the Garden and learn about which trees stay green and why. Learn more


Great Green Adventures: Getting the Garden Ready

Tomato plantMarch 21, 2020
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Let’s explore the vegetable garden before it’s planted. What would you plant in your very own vegetable garden?Learn more


Activities in the Brookings Exploration Center

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 or just explore. Learn more