CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

OFF THE WALL!
February Vacation Week
Monday to Sunday / February 17-23 /10am–5pm
Cure your cabin fever and connect with nature this February vacation. Create your own nature inspired graffiti art and join us for drop-in crafts, nature walks, family workshops, and more! View more here.

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
In this program designed for the youngest gardeners, we will explore the wonderful world of plants using our senses.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.
Monday, February 10, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Member: $15 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $20 CHILD, $15 ADULT
Create a unique floral arrangement and card for your favorite valentine!
Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $10 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $15 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Get messy learning the basics of Paper Mache and create your own botanical inspired design.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Member: $35 CHILD, $35 ADULT; Non-Member: $40 CHILD, $55 ADULT
Instructor: Karen Keefe

Learn the basics of Zentangle and create three unique art pieces. Price includes all materials and a Zentangle starter kit for each participant; adult and child.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Included with Admission
Get outdoors with us and enjoy a guided walk through our wintry landscape.
Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $15 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $20 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Learn the basics of street art and create your own miniature mural.
Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Member: $20 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $25 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Who says you can’t draw on your clothes? Make your mark and tag your own tee!
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $30 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $35 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Come learn the basics of orchid care and create your own miniature terrarium.
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Drop-in to meet Worcester street artist Croc and get introduced to the basics of graffiti art.
Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $6 CHILD, $9 ADULT; Non-Member: $11 CHILD, $23 ADULT
Instructor: Bruce Hopper

Come learn the messy science behind harvesting and making maple syrup.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Come explore the wonderful world of plants and practice sorting, counting, observing, and more!
Monday, March 09, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $15 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $21 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Create a floral crown or your own unique arrangement.
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Included with Admission
Engage with nature and climate through poetry readings,drop-in activities, and crafts.
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $20 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $26 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Kick off the growing season by learning the basics of container gardening and creating a miniature herb garden.
Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Saturday, April 04, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $4 CHILD, $5 ADULT; Non-Member: $10 CHILD, $21 ADULT
Join us on a spring bird walk as we search for some resident species and build a Cheerio feeder to take home.
Monday, April 06, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Come explore the wonderful world of plants and practice sorting, counting, observing, and more!
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $25 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $31 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Instructor: Pinal Maniar

Create your own natural dyes and tie dye a tee!

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join Margaret McCandless for a groovy spring sing-along and explore the colors of the season.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Included with Admission
Relax amongst the flowers, read a story, try a craft, and more at our drop-in activities station.
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join Margaret McCandless for a groovy spring sing-along and explore the colors of the season.
Monday, April 20, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $20 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $26 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Learn the basics of macramé and create your own wall hanging.
Monday, April 20, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $8 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $14 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Learn some basic weaves and create your own upcycled beads to make a friendship bracelet to give or to keep.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Member & Non-Member: $5; NOT Included with Admission
Come celebrate Earth Day by making your own wildflower seed bombs to spread in your yard.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $18 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $24 CHILD, $16 ADULT
Learn about the language of flowers and create your own floral crown.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $3 CHILD, $4 ADULT; Non-Member: $9 CHILD, $20 ADULT
Welcome spring and join us for a guided hike of Tower Hills mile long loop trail.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join us for a special Earth Day program. Read along with The Lorax and create an upcycled craft to take home.
Monday, May 04, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Tuesday, May 05, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Come explore the wonderful world of plants and practice sorting, counting, observing, and more!
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Member & Non-Member: $20 Child; NOT Included with Admission
Come climb a tree with experts from the New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture!
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join Margaret McCandless for a groovy spring sing-along and explore the colors of the season.
Monday, May 18, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

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