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, April 07, 2017 – June 30, 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. For children of all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free with Admission
Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Member: $5 per child-adult pair, Nonmember: $8 per child-adult pair, plus cost of admission
Fee supports Youth Garden educational programs.

Instructor: Alice Puccio

Enjoy time after school in the youth garden learning about plants and how to grow your own garden at home. Appropriate for children 6 +.

Pre-registration required, max 12 people

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 PM
Member: $12 per session, Nonmember: $22 per session, includes cost of admission per child and adult
Fee includes all materials and is per one child and one adult.

Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

On the last Saturday of each month accompany your little one for a monthly program that incorporates science, math, nature and art exploration! These programs are designed for children ages PreK-6 accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required

Saturday, May 06, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $16 per session, Nonmember: $26 per session, includes cost of admission per child
Fee includes all materials.

Instructor: Margaret McCandless

Spring leaves unfurling invite us to mix a variety of greens as we depict that tender time of year, with new growth in gardens. Lime-green, acidic-green, army-green, pine-green, even russet-green among the leaves of some trees: You don’t have to name those greens to have a good time painting with them.

Ages 10+

Sunday, May 07, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: $18 per child/adult pair, Nonmember: $28 per child/adult pair, includes cost of admission
Fee is per one child and one adult

Instructor: Nate Emerson

Have fun exploring wildflowers and shrub and tree flowers in bloom. We will learn about the parts
and function of flowers and plant life cycles.

Recommended for 7+. Pre-registration required, max 14.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free for members and with admission
Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk.
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Member: $5 per child-adult pair, Nonmember: $8 per child-adult pair, plus cost of admission
Fee supports Youth Garden educational programs.

Instructor: Alice Puccio

Enjoy time after school in the youth garden learning about plants and how to grow your own garden at home. Appropriate for children 6 +.

Pre-registration required, max 12 people

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $16 per session, Nonmember: $26 per session, includes cost of admission per child
Fee includes all materials.

Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Lets get outdoors for some nature observation and make monoprints!.

Ages 9+

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Free with Admission
Join for a plant themed craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
All ages, Member: $15/family, Nonmember: $20/family plus cost of admission
Instructor: Alice Puccio

As the weather warms, trees are starting to leaf out again. Join for a walk to learn to identify trees by their leaves and bark.

Pre-registration required, max 20 people/5 families

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free for members and with admission
Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk.
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Member: $5 per child-adult pair, Nonmember: $8 per child-adult pair, plus cost of admission
Fee supports Youth Garden educational programs.

Instructor: Alice Puccio

Enjoy time after school in the youth garden learning about plants and how to grow your own garden at home. Appropriate for children 6 +.

Pre-registration required, max 12 people

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 PM
Member: $12 per session, Nonmember: $22 per session, includes cost of admission per child and adult
Fee includes all materials and is per one child and one adult.

Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

On the last Saturday of each month accompany your little one for a monthly program that incorporates science, math, nature and art exploration! These programs are designed for children ages PreK-6 accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required

Saturday, June 03, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $16 per session, Nonmember: $26 per session, includes cost of admission per child
Fee includes all materials.

Instructor: Margaret McCandless

There’s the old adage, “Warm colors approach the viewer, cool colors seem farther away.” We can see this with the landscape around Tower Hill. Come and enjoy discovering what you can paint as approaching or receding in this fun watercolor workshop.

Ages 10+

Sunday, June 04, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
All ages, Member: $15/family, Nonmember: $20/family plus cost of admission
Instructor: Alice Puccio

Join for a fun family nature walk and learn a variety of games and crafts you can play on the trail anywhere.

Pre-registration required, max 20 people/5 families

Wednesday, June 07, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free for members and with admission
Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk.
Thursday, June 08, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Member: $5 per child-adult pair, Nonmember: $8 per child-adult pair, plus cost of admission
Fee supports Youth Garden educational programs.

Instructor: Alice Puccio

Enjoy time after school in the youth garden learning about plants and how to grow your own garden at home. Appropriate for children 6 +.

Pre-registration required, max 12 people

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Free with Admission
Come celebrate the end of school and kick off the start of summer at Tower Hill! The day will feature free activities including nature walks, artist drawing demos in the garden, crafts and scavenger hunts. Join us at 12:30pm for a group reading of the childrens book HOLD THIS! with Carolyn Scoppttone followed by a book signing.
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member: $16 per session, Nonmember: $26 per session, includes cost of admission per child
Instructor: Alice Puccio

Learn about Monets paintings through hands-on play then create your own pond and bridge painting using bubble wrap, paint, shapes and more.

Pre-registration required. Ages 6-10.

Friday, June 16, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member: $18 per session, Nonmember: $28 per session, includes cost of admission per child and adult
Fee is per one child and one adult

Instructor: Nate Emerson

Join for a walk along the forest trails to observe the differences between trees and learn how trees
communicate and socialize with each other and their relationship with fungi.
Recommended for 8+

Pre-registration required, max 14

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $16 per session, Nonmember: $26 per session, includes cost of admission per child
Fee includes all materials.

Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Collect natural objects such as leaves, sticks and pods to make a printmaking plate. Use acrylic paint to print your finds.

Ages 9+

Pre-registration required, max 15 people

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Member: $26 per child/adult pair, Nonmember: $36 per child/adult pair, includes cost of admission
Fee includes all materials.

Instructor: Alice Puccio

Learn to use plants to create natural dyes for fabrics and clothes in this parent-child workshop.

Age 10+

Pre-registration required, max 15 people

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free for members and with admission
Designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Explore seasonal themes through crafts, storytelling and a short walk.
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Member: $5 per child-adult pair, Nonmember: $8 per child-adult pair, plus cost of admission
Fee supports Youth Garden educational programs.

Instructor: Alice Puccio

Enjoy time after school in the youth garden learning about plants and how to grow your own garden at home. Appropriate for children 6 +.

Pre-registration required, max 12 people

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: $12 per session, Nonmember: $22 per session, includes cost of admission per child and adult
Fee includes all materials and is per one child and one adult.

Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

On the last Saturday of each month accompany your little one for a monthly program that incorporates science, math, nature and art exploration! These programs are designed for children ages PreK-6 accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Join for an afternoon of garden planting and fun. Come and help us make our garden beautiful!

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