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 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.

Girl journaling with instructorMarch 16, 2019
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.

April 20, 2019
The Mighty Oak
Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by getting to know some of the Garden’s mighty oak trees.

May 18, 2019
Woodland Wonderland
While investigating the English Woodland Garden, we’ll search high and low for leaves of all shapes and colors.

June 15, 2019
What’s All the Buzz About?
Insects are an important part of any garden, but what do they really do? Let’s search the Garden for insects and learn ways we can help them at home.

July 20, 2019
Celebrate Urban Birds
Join us as we celebrate birds and learn about this Citizen Science project from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

August 17, 2019
Around the Pond
Join us as we explore around the pond and find out what plants and animals call the pond their home.

September 21, 2019
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.

Instructor and kids looking for birdsOctober 19, 2019
Seeds on the Move
Whether by wind, water or animal fur seeds are on the move this time of the year. Join us as we explore seeds big and small.

November 16, 2019
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.

December 21, 2019
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.

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.