Great Green Adventures

The Missouri Botanical Garden continues to be dedicated to keeping all staff and participants safe as we move forward with a variety of class offerings at all three locations. In these ever changing times, we have made some modifications to our classes. All classes will be held outdoors or virtually, where appropriate, until further notice. CLASS LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED, a new location map, if needed, is included in the confirmation. Classes will be held under covered spaces as necessary. Each participant will be ask to electronically agree to a Covid-19 waiver upon each registration and will receive a Class Participant Protocol to review prior to class, which is included in the emailed confirmation. Each class participant will be asked to review health questions stated on protocol and take their temperature just prior to coming to class. An Education staff member will be at each class to confirm you have read and understand the protocol and have answered the health questions. If participant has a fever of 100.4 + or answers “yes” to any of the health questions, please call (314) 577-9506 to cancel and receive a full refund. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to keep everyone safe in our classes.

Girl watercoloringlogo
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 15 children per program.

To pre-register, click here to be taken to the Classes Registration Page. Once there, do a simple search for the class you want.


Great Green Adventures Schedule

January 18, 2020
Marvelous Mediterranean
With winter upon us, let’s visit the Mediterranean climate in the Temperate House. Here we’ll find flowers and trees that are sheltered from the cold outside.

February 15, 2020
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 21, 2020 Postponed
Getting the Garden Ready
Let’s explore the vegetable garden before it’s planted. What would you plant in your very own vegetable garden?

Girl journaling with instructorApril 18, 2020 Postponed
Spectacular Spring
Spring is in the air! Join us as we take a stroll and search for spring wildflowers.

May 16, 2020 Postponed
Missouri Native Shade Garden
Let’s learn about the plants of Missouri woods and how to protect the remaining native ecosystem.

June 20, 2020 Postponed
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 18, 2020
Only morning program this day
Exploring the Chinese Garden
Tucked away from view, the Chinese Garden may be easy to pass by, but this special garden is well worth the stop.

August 29, 2020
Dazzling Dragonflies
Join us as we search the pond and the Central Axis Pools for these amazing insects.

September 19, 2020
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 17, 2020
Weather Watcher
Join us as we observe and identify changes in the weather and how this seasonal change affects the plants in the Garden.

Instructor and kids looking for birdsNovember 21, 2020
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 19, 2020
Art in the Garden
Join us as we search for sculptures, mosaics and other art in the Garden.

January 16, 2021
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.

February 20, 2021
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.