Great Green Adventures

2021 Classes:

The Missouri Botanical Garden continues to be dedicated to keeping all staff and participants safe and appreciates your patience and understanding.

  • All classes will be held in-person outdoors or virtually. Outdoor classes will be held under covered spaces if needed and limited capacity for proper social distancing.
  • Online registration includes agreement to our Covid-19 Waiver with a hyperlink to view the document. Checking the box confirms your agreement to the Covid-19 Waiver and Class Policies.
  • As you arrive to class, the instructor will confirm you reviewed the Health Questions, listed in the Covid Participant Safety Protocol, and will update you on any changes in safety protocols.
  • If you have a fever of 100.4° + or answer “yes” to any of the health questions, please call (314) 577-9506 to cancel and receive a full refund.

Classes and protocols subject to change based on current guidelines of St. Louis City and Health Department.

Note: If you coming to the Garden for a class you have registered for, you do not need to make a general admission reservation.

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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, do a simple search for the class you want.


Great Green Adventures Schedule

Girl journaling with instructorMarch 20, 2021
Spring has Sprung!
We’ll search for the first signs of spring as much of the Garden starts to wake up.

April 17, 2021
Getting to Know Trees
Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by getting to know some of the Garden’s trees.

May 15, 2021
Around the Pond
Join us as we explore around the pond and find out what plants and animals call the pond their home.

June 19, 2021
Perfect Pollinators
Join us as we search for bee, butterflies, and other pollinators and help celebrate their important role in the Garden.

July 17, 2021
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 21, 2021
Wonderful Water Lilies
Join us as we visit the water lily pools and try our hand at watercoloring these amazing plants.

September 18, 2021
Garden Apartments
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.

Instructor and kids looking for birdsOctober 16, 2021
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.

November 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.