Great Green Adventures

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Great Green Adventures are drop-in activities that explore a special part of the Garden each month. Learn about plants, nature and green living through hands-on activities, journaling, stories and games.

Great Green Adventures are designed for ages 6–12. Adults may accompany up to three children. Younger children may attend.

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. or 1:30–2:30 p.m. 
  • No pre-registration needed
  • Free for Garden members
  • $3 per child (with Garden Admission) for nonmembers

Meet at the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden Ticket Fort unless a different meeting place is specified in the description below. 


Great Green Adventures Schedule

January 21, 2017
Winter Color Walk
There may not be many plants blooming, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find color in the Garden. Join us as we search out common, and some not so common, colors in the Garden.

February 18, 2017
Sweet Smells of the Indoor Garden
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.

Girl journaling with instructorMarch 18, 2017
Early Bloomers
We’ll search for the first signs of spring as much of the Garden starts to wake up.

April 15, 2017
Woodland Wonderland
Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day by investigating the English Woodland Garden; we’ll search high and low for leaves of all shapes and colors.

May 20, 2017
Missouri Native Shade Garden
Let’s learn about the plants of Missouri woods and how to protect the remaining native ecosystem.

June 17, 2017
Interesting Insects
What insects call the Garden their home? We’ll search the Garden for insects and spiders that make their home in the Garden.

July 15, 2017
Exploring the Chinese Garden
Tucked away from view, the Chinese Garden may be easy to pass by, but this special garden is well worth the stop.

August 19, 2017
Dazzling Dragonflies
Join us as we search the pond and the Central Axis Pools for these amazing insects.

September 16, 2017
My Senses Tell Me…
What do your senses tell you? Join us as we let our senses guide us on our walk through the Sensory Garden.

October 21, 2017
Weather Watcher
Join us as we observe and identify changes in the weather and how this seasonal change affects the plants in the Garden.

November 18, 2017
Evergreen Trees
Why do some tree leaves stay green all winter? Join us as we explore the Garden and learn about which trees stay green and why.

Instructor and kids looking for birds December 16, 2017
Winter Bird Walk
Use binoculars to search for birds, observe and record bird behavior, appearance and identify plant-based winter food sources.

January 20, 2018
Tropical Trek
Let’s visit a forest that’s warm all year long. Learn about tropical plants, the rainforest ecosystem and ways to help with conservation.

February 17, 2018
Marvelous Mediterranean
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.