In addition to the many sustainability-focused exhibits and workshops , and the wonderful food and beverages, we also have fun, family-friendly events and activities planned throughout the day!


Yoga on the Garden grounds
Cohen Amphitheater Lawn
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
1 to 2 p.m.
Free, All Levels
for Adults and Kids

Led by local nonprofit organizaion Yoga Buzz
Bring your own yoga mat or towel


Children's Activities

Children's Activities Area sponsored by Boeing

The following experiences are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Cohen Amphitheater Lawn
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Say Bye to Plastic Bags with the Saint Louis Zoo
Decorate a Recycled Tile:
personalize a keepsake with markers
Explore Our Watershed:
discover what you can do to protect our waterways
Found Nature Art Activity
Pollinator Appreciation
with the Butterfly House
Pollinator Plant Give Away:
the first 150 families can pick up a pollinator-friendly plant to take home
Scavenger Hunt:
explore the Festival and earn a special patch (while supplies last)
Boys with their solar carsSolar Oven S’mores: make a snack in our solar oven
Solar Cars: purchase a kit to build now or take home ($10 per kit or two for $15)
Solar Car Races: once you’ve built your solar car put it to the test on our solar car race track
World of Worms: discover the power of worms, draw your own worm cartoon, and get close with these wiggling decomposers!


Other Activities

Kemper Center for Home Gardening
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Green Resources Answer Service and Plant Doctors:
At middle level Answer Desks. Visit the Plant Doctor and the Planet Doctor! Get answers to your plant related and green living questions. For questions anytime email:

Kemper Center for Home Gardening
11:30 a.m.
Center for Home Gardening Sustainability Tour:
Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes; meet at upper level Visitor Desk.
Stroll with a Master Gardener to see the Center’s demonstration gardens, and sustainability components such as compost area, bee yard, solar panels, rain barrel, rain gardens, and native plant area.