Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Great Green Adventures: Wonderful Water Lilies

Water liliesAugust 21, 2021
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join us as we visit the water lily pools and try our hand at watercoloring these amazing plants. Learn more


Great Green Adventures: Garden Apartments

SquirrelSeptember 18, 2021
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Who lives in the Garden? We’ll search the garden for clues about the animals, insects and spiders that make their home in the Garden. Learn more


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

Visiting the Garden with Kids?

Garden Explorer pack

Order a Garden Explorer pack with your admission tickets! The pack is bursting with activities and supplies to help you explore nature together. Learn more


For the Whole Family


This summer, join a family reading program that connects nature-inspired books with the great outdoors!
Learn more