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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. 
  • Pre-registration not required, but it is recommended
  • Free for Garden members
  • $3 per child (with Garden Admission) for nonmembers

Meet at the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden Ticket Fort.

Pre-registration recommended. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis, and participation is limited to 8 children per program.

To pre-register, click here to be taken to the Classes Registration Page. Once there, filter for Youth and Family programs and choose a date range. 


Great Green Adventures Schedule

Instructor and kids looking for birdsJanuary 20, 2023
Bird Friendly Gardens
Most of the birds have migrated, but some stay here all year. Join us as we search the Garden for birds and learn what makes the Garden bird friendly.

February 18, 2023
Evergreen Trees
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.

March 18, 2023
Early Bloomers
We’ll search for the first signs of spring as much of the Garden starts to wake up.

April 22, 2023
Getting to Know Trees
Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by getting to know some of the Garden’s trees.

May 20, 2023
Woodland Wonders
While investigating the English Woodland Garden, we’ll search high and low for leaves of all shapes and colors.

June 17, 2023
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, 2023
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.

August 19, 2023
Dazzling Dragonflies
Join us as we search the pond and the Central Axis Pools for these amazing insects.

Girl journaling with instructor September 16, 2023
Bye, Bye Birdies
This is the time of year that the birds begin to migrate, join us as we discover what other animals migrate.

October 21, 2023
Seeds on the Move
Whether by wind, water or animal fur seeds are on the move this time of the year. Join us as we explore seeds big and small.

November 18, 2023
I Spy Fall
The leaves have fallen, birds have begun migrating and the weather is cooler. Join us as we search the Garden for other signs of fall.

December 16, 2023
Trees with Winter Coats
Why do some trees keep their leaves or needles over the winter and others lose them? Join us as we get to know some of the trees in the Garden by their bark, needles, or berries.

January 20, 2024
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 17, 2024
Art in the Garden
Join us as we search for sculptures, mosaics and other art in the Garden.