CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on the events listed below. Please click here to view our Class Policies.

Fridays, October 06, 2017 – December 29, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Join us every Friday morning in the conservatories to hear stories about plants, the seasons, and the natural world around us.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk. Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Thursday, December 28, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Free with Admission
Join us in the conservatories to hear stories about plants, the seasons, and the natural world around us.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Saturday, December 30, 2017, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Join us for a winter themed craft!
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Saturday, December 30, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: free, Nonmember: free with admission
Enjoy free, hour-long walks through the changing landscape at Tower Hill. Learn about the seasons as you observe the plants and signs of animals. Appropriate for children 4+.

Pre-registration recommended, availability based on a first come first serve basis, max 15 people. Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants.

Friday, December 29, 2017 – Saturday, December 30, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, 12:30 PM-1:00 PM, 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Come warm up indoors and join us for a fun family sing-a-long hosted by Margaret McCandless. Families of all ages are invited to enjoy the music!

Space is limited. Seating will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Join us in the conservatories to hear stories about plants, the seasons, and the natural world around us.
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Learn about trees in winter. Free, hour-long walks through the changing landscape at Tower Hill. Learn about the seasons as you observe the plants and signs of animals. Appropriate for children 4 +

Pre-registration recommended, availability based on a first come first serve basis, max 15 people. Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants.

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $10 per session, Nonmember: $20 per session per parent/child pair, includes cost of admission per child
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Bring the whole family to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts.

Max 6 parent/child pairs; Fee includes all materials.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk. Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a winter-themed craft!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk. Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a winter themed craft!
Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Member: $10, Nonmember: $20 per parent / child pair; includes cost of admission for child
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Bring your little ones to this fun, scent-filled class where you will use paintbrushes made of fresh herbs to paint free-form landscape paintings.

Designed for ages Pre-K – 6 years old; Max 6 parent/child pairs
Fee includes all materials

Monday, February 19, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member: $10, Nonmember: $15 includes cost of admission for child
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Use India ink and nib pens to learn pen and ink techniques including cross hatching, stippling & ink wash. You will create a beautiful still life drawing to be proud of!

Ages 3rd-6th grade; Max 10 children

Fee includes all materials and is per child

Monday, February 19, 2018 – Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us each day of school vacation for a winter themed craft!
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us each morning during vacation week in the conservatories to hear stories about plants, the seasons and the natural world around us.
Monday, February 19, 2018 – Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us each morning during school vacation week to enjoy a free, hour-long walk through the changing landscape at Tower Hill. Learn about the seasons as you observe the plants and signs of animals.

Appropriate for children 4+

Pre-registration recommended, availability based on a first come first serve basis, max 15 people. Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $14 per child, Non-member $20 per child, including materials and admission
Instructor: Margaret McCandless

Pre-registration required. Max 12 children. Ages 10+

Get inspiration from the lush conservatories and winter light to create a painting of your own design.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Member: $20, Nonmember: $28 includes cost of admission for child
Create your own fairy house to take home!

Ages 4+; Fee includes all materials and is per child

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Member: $30, Non-member: $40, includes cost of admission for child
Instructor: Laura Hacker

Sample a variety of Shibori tie dye techniques using natural indigo and cochineal as the dyes.
The design and dye your own custom t-shirt choosing from the methods youve learned.

Ages 10+
Fee includes all materials and is per child

Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $10, Nonmember: $15 includes cost of admission for child
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Students will make hand bound books or diaries and create hand-printed papers using leaves, texture boards, pastels and watercolor paints.

Ages 8-12; Max 10 children
Fee includes all materials and is per child

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Enjoy the snowy landscape at Tower Hill Botanic Garden! Free, hour-long walks where you learn about the seasons as you observe the plants and signs of animals. Appropriate for children 4 +

Pre-registration recommended, availability based on a first come first serve basis, max 15 people. Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk. Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Pre-registration recommended.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk. Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Families are invited to join us for a group book reading to celebrate all things GREEN! Enjoy books about St. Patrick’s Day and plants that bring us luck.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Watch for animals as winter thaws! Free, hour-long walks through the changing landscape at Tower Hill. Learn about the seasons as you observe the plants and signs of animals. Appropriate for children 4 +

Pre-registration recommended, availability based on a first come first serve basis, max 15 people. Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk. Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $20 per adult/child pair, Nonmember: $35 per adult/child pair
Learn the art of oil pastel painting with your young one! You will learn different oil pastel techniques to create a beautiful landscape painting.

Max 12 people

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