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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 birdsNovember 20, 2021
Seeds on the Move
Whether by wind, water of animal fur, seeds are on the move this time of the year. Join us as we explore seeds big and small.

December 18, 2021
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.

January 15, 2022
Winter Bird Walk
Use binoculars to search for birds, observe and record bird behavior, appearance and identify plant-based winter food sources.

February 19, 2022
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.

March 19, 2022
Getting the Garden Ready
Let’s explore the vegetable garden before it’s planted. What would you plant in your very own vegetable garden?

April 16, 2022
The Mighty Oak
Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by getting to know some of the Garden’s mighty oak trees.

May 21, 2022
Celebrate Urban Birds
Join us as we celebrate birds and learn about this Citizen Science project from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Girl journaling with instructor June 18, 2022
How Does your Garden Grow?
Join us as we explore the vegetable and fruit gardens to learn what it takes for these plants to grow and produce the food we eat.

July 16, 2022
Bees, Butterflies and Blossoms
Join us as we discover why bees and butterflies need blossoms, why blossoms need bees and butterflies and why we need them all.

August 20, 2022
Around the Pond
Join us as we explore around the pond and find out what plants and animals call the pond their home.

September 17, 2022
Weather Watcher
Join us as we observe and identify changes in the weather and how this seasonal change affects the plants in the Garden.

October 15, 2022
Signs of Fall
It’s beginning to look like fall, let’s explore the Garden and look for colorful fall leaves to paint using watercolor.

November 19, 2022
Preparing for Winter
Winter will soon be approaching, let’s search the Garden and discover what the plants and animals do to prepare for winter.

December 17, 2022
Art in the Garden
Join us as we search for sculptures, mosaics and other art in the Garden.

January 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.