Girl watercoloring

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, 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.

March 16, 2024
Spectacular Spring
Join us as we search for the Garden for the first signs for spring.

April 20, 2024
Missouri Native Shade Garden
Let’s learn about the plants of Missouri woods and how to protect the remaining native ecosystem.

May 18, 2024
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.

June 15, 2024
Around The Pond
Join us as we explore around the pond and find out what plants and animals call the pond their home.

July 20, 2024
Perfect Pollinators
Join us as we search for bee, butterflies, and other pollinators and help celebrate their important role in the Garden.

August 17, 2024
Wonderful Water Lilies
Join us as we visit the water lily pools and try our hand at watercoloring these amazing plants.

September 21, 2024
Celebrate Urban Birds
Join us as we celebrate birds and learn about this Citizen Science project from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

October 19, 2024
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 16, 2024
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 21, 2024
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.

January 18, 2025
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.

February 15, 2025
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.