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.

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Garden Discovery
Wednesdays, February 15, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30–11:30am
Free with Admission. Pre-registration required.
Designed for children ages 3–5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk.
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Storytime in the Conservatories
Fridays through March 31, 11:30am–12noon
Free with Admission
Join us in the conservatories to hear stories about plants, the seasons and the natural world around us.
All ages; children must be accompanied by adult.
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Science Sprouts
Saturdays, February 25, March 2510–11:30am
Per session: Member $12, Non-member $25, includes admission for adult–child pair and all materials.
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein
This monthly program blends science, math, nature and art exploration! Ages PreK–6; must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
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Pliny's Allee in Winter

Family Winter Tree ID Walk
Sunday, March 5, 1–2pm
Member $15/family, Non-member $25/family plus admission.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Learn to identify trees in the winter on a walk through our woodland trails. All ages; accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required; maximum 20 people/5 families.
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Shadow Boxes
Saturday, February 11, 10–11:30am
Member $25/adult–child pair, Non-member $45/adult–child pair, includes admission and all materials.
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein
Build nature-inspired shadow boxes using natural objects, vintage ephemera and collage. Ages 10+; must be accompanied by adult. Pre-registration required.
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Winter tracing Walk

Family Winter Tracking Walk
Saturday, February 18, 10:30–11:30am
Member $15/family, Non-member $20/family plus admission.
Instructor: Ann Marie Pilch
Learn to recognize basic track patterns and how animals adapt to the lean winter months. All ages; must be accompanied by adult. Pre-registration required.
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Snowshoe walk

Family Snowshoe Walk
Sunday, February 19, 1–2pm
Member $10/family, Non-member $20/family plus admission.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Explore the quiet world of winter in our gardens and trails. Snowshoes provided (weather permitting.) All ages; must be accompanied by adult. Pre-registration required.
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FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK ACTIVITIES
FEBRUARY 20 – 24, 2017

Daily Drop-in Crafts
Daily, Monday – Friday, 11am–3pm
Free with Admission
Join us each day for a winter-themed craft. All ages; must be accompanied by adult.

Storytime in the Conservatories
Daily, Monday – Friday, 11:30am–12noon
Free with Admission
Stories about plants, the seasons and the natural world around us. All ages; must be accompanied by adult.

Dino Succulent Plant Holders
Monday, February 20, 1–2:30pm
Member $18, Non-member $28, includes admission for child and all materials.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Find out what makes a succulent unique from other plants as you decorate a dinosaur plant holder. Ages 10+. Pre-registration required.

Teen Drawing in the Conservatories
Tuesday, February 21, 1–3pm
Member $20, Non-member $30, includes admission and all materials.
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein
Observe conservatory plants, discuss plant anatomy and learn botanical drawing techniques. Ages 13+. Pre-registration required.

Nature Journal Making
Wednesday, February 22, 1–3pm
Member $20, Non-member $30, includes admission for child and all materials.
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein
Create hand-dyed papers and use art techniques to make a hard-bound journal. Ages 10+. Pre-registration required.

Cocoa Class
Thursday, February 23, 1–3pm
Member $22, Non-member $32, includes admission for child and all materials.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Explore cocoa beans and how chocolate is made through hands-on smelling and tasting activities. Ages 8+. Pre-registration required, maximum 15.

Flower Arranging for Kids
Friday, February 24, 10:30am–12:30pm
Member $32, Non-member $50, includes admission for adult–child pair and all materials.

Instructor: Betsy Williams
Children and one accompanying parent or adult will learn step-by-step techniques and simple design principles used for flower arranging. Arrangements created in the class can be entered into the Winter In Bloom Flower Show Family Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26. Ages 9+.
Pre-registration required.

Kids cooking

Kid’s After-School Cooking Class
Thursdays, March 2–23, 3:30–5pm
Member $15, Non-member $25, per class, includes admission for child.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Learn about cooking tasty treats. Age 10+. Pre-registration required.

March 2: Salsa and Guacamole
March 9: Herbs, Herbs, Herbs
March 16: Edible Flowers
March 23: Maple Syrup
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Micro, Macro
Saturday, March 4, 10–11:30am
Member $20, Non-member $30, includes admission for child and all materials.
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein
Using microscopes, kids will study small objects and create large-scale paintings. Ages 10+. Pre-registration required.
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Mud pies

Mud Pies: What Makes Dirt?
Saturday, March 11, 10–11:30am
Member $20/adult–child pair, Non-member $30/adult–child pair, includes admission and all materials.
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein
Let’s make mud! We’ll talk about dirt and make “mud paint” to create fun paintings to bring home. Ages 2.5–5 accompanied by adult. Pre-registration required.
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Spring Celebration
Sunday, March 19, 10am–2pm
Free with Admission
Celebrate spring with drop-in crafts and a guided photo scavenger hunt to find signs of the season. All ages.
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Crepe paper workshop

Crepe-Paper Flower Making
Sunday, March 19, 1–2pm
Member: $12, Nonmember: $22, includes admission for child and all materials.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Learn about the flowers that will soon be blooming and make paper flowers to take home. Ages 8+. Pre-registration required.
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Youth Garden Rejuvenation
Sunday, March 26, 10am–12noon
Free with Admission. Pre-registration required.
Help us make our garden beautiful and ready for the coming season. All ages; must be accompanied by an adult.
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Cooking

Spring Family Cooking Class
Sunday, March 26, 1–3pm
Member $25/adult–child pair, Non-member $35/adult–child pair, includes admission and all materials.
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Create a variety of spring-inspired dishes and treats. Ages 8+ accompanied by adult. Pre-registration required.
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