Great Green Adventures

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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. 
  • No pre-registration needed
  • Free for Garden members
  • $3 per child (with Garden Admission) for nonmembers

Meet at the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden Ticket Fort unless a different meeting place is specified in the description below. 


Great Green Adventures Schedule

January 20, 2018
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 17, 2018
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.

Girl journaling with instructorMarch 17, 2018
Spectacular Spring
Join us as we search the Garden for the first signs for spring. 

April 21, 2018
Getting to Know Trees
Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by getting to know some of the Garden’s trees.

May 19, 2018
Around the Pond
Join us as we explore around the pond and find out what plants and animals call the pond their home.

June 16, 2018
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 21, 2018
Perfect Pollinators
Join us as we search for bee, butterflies, and other pollinators and help celebrate their important role in the Garden.

August 18, 2018
Wonderful Water Lilies
Join us as we visit the water lily pools and try our hand at watercoloring these amazing plants.

September 15, 2018
Celebrate Urban Birds
Join us as we celebrate birds and learn about this Citizen Science project from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Instructor and kids looking for birdsOctober 20, 2018
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 17, 2018
Sculptures in the Garden
Join us as we search the Garden for sculptures. What type of sculpture would you put in your garden?

December 15, 2018
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.

January 19, 2019
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 16, 2019
Art in the Garden
Join us as we search for sculptures, mosaics and other art in the Garden.