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.
Thursdays, October 12, 2017 – October 26, 2017, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Member: $8, Nonmember: $15 per child, includes cost of admission for child
Instructor: Alice Puccio

Kids learn about cooking tasty treats with ingredients that you can grow at home in these hands-on classes.

Ages 9+; Pre-registration required; Max 12-15

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $10, Nonmember: $18, includes cost of admission
Instructor: Margaret McCandless
Create art to take home inspired by the fall colors.
Ages 10+

Pre-registration required, max 12

Saturdays, October 21, 2017 – October 28, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Free for members, Non-member $5 per child, does not include cost of admission
In this workshop led by Ikebana International, make a Japanese flower arrangement to take home.

Pre-registration required; max. 14.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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.
Saturday, November 04, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 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.

Sunday, November 05, 2017, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Families are invited to join us for Wild Rumpus Day! Inspired by The Wild Rumpus: A Stickworks Sculpture, all youths 18 and under that come dressed in a Where the Wild Things Are themed costume will receive free admission for the day. The celebration will feature drop-in crafts from 10-12:30 and then a Wild Rumpus parade at 12:30. We will walk to the Stickworks Sculpture for a group reading of the book.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $8 per session, Nonmember: $15 per session, includes cost of admission per child
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Choose between different plants and decorations to create your own terrarium to take home and grow on your own. Ages 8+

Pre-registration required, max 25 people
Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Member: free, Nonmember: free with admission
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.

Saturdays, November 18, 2017 – November 25, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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.
Saturday, December 02, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: $8 per adult-child pair, Nonmember: $28 per adult-child pair, includes cost of admission
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Get ready for the holiday season by creating colorful, one of a kind cards decorated by plants in this adult-child workshop. Ages 8+

Pre-registration required, max 20 people
Accompanying adults are welcome with child participants

Saturdays, December 02, 2017 – December 09, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:30 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.

Wednesday, December 06, 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.
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Member: $8, Nonmember: $15 includes cost of admission for child
Instructor: Alice Puccio

Warm up in this workshop that explores cocoa beans and how chocolate is made through several hands on smelling and tasting activities.
Ages 8+

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.
Saturdays, January 20, 2018 – January 27, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 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 03, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Enjoy the snowy landscape at Tower Hill Botanic Garden! 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, 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!
Saturdays, February 10, 2018 – 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 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.

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

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.

Saturdays, March 03, 2018 – March 17, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 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 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.
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, Nonmember: $35 per parent/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

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 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.

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