Children, Youth and Families 2019-04-30T17:28:16+00:00

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.

Wednesdays, April 03, 2019 – June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free for members and with admission; Limited to 20 children; Pre-registration recommended.
Join us for a story, craft and short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

Limited to 20 children.

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member $5 child; adult free; Non-member $10 child, $15 adult
Join us as we learn about nature inspired art and create our own musical instruments using natural materials.

Limited to 25 people.

Monday, May 27, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Free with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

Storytime is held every other Monday in April and May.

Saturdays, June 01, 2019 – August 31, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Drop in to the Youth Garden for this immersive garden experience. Explore what’s growing and lend a helping hand by weeding, watering, planting, and harvesting.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a special program designed for the youngest aspiring gardeners. Well explore the gardens in spring using our sense of sight, smell, hearing, and touch.

Max. 20 children

Thursdays, June 06, 2019 – August 29, 2019, 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
Free
Join us for a story, craft and short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Saturday, June 08, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member: $23 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $28 CHILD, $15 ADULT
Come create your own magical fairy house or gnome home using all natural materials.
Monday, June 10, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
This Father’s Day weekend share Tower Hill Botanic Garden – and the amazing kinetic sculpture exhibit Wind, Waves & Light – with the father figure in your life. Dads, kids, and the young at heart will enjoy exploring the connections between plants and technology with crafts, story time, bottle rockets, exploration stations, discovery backpacks, and more. Hike our trails with views of Mt. Wachusett. Stop by our cafe for lunch. And when he’s not looking, grab Dad a gift from our Garden Shop, where we sell books, seed packets, garden tools, and other unique items he’ll love. Nature, it’s what everyone in your family has in common!

Tinkergarden Schedule

Saturday, June 15
10am – 4pm Crafts
Mechanical hand
Pinwheels
Straw rockets
10am – 4pm Exploration Station
10:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
11am Storytime
11:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
12pm – 2pm Rube Goldberg Workshop
12:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
1pm George Sherwood Sculpture Tour
1:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
2pm Story time
2pm Garden Tour
2:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
3:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo

Sunday, June 16
10am – 4pm Crafts
Mechanical hand
Pinwheels
Straw rockets
10am – 4pm Exploration Station
10:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
10:30am – 12pm Scribble Bot Workshop
11am Storytime
11:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
12:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
1pm George Sherwood Sculpture Tour
1pm – 2:30pm Lego Terrariums
1:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
2pm Story time
2pm Garden Tour
2:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
3:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
This Father’s Day weekend share Tower Hill Botanic Garden – and the amazing kinetic sculpture exhibit Wind, Waves & Light – with the father figure in your life. Dads, kids, and the young at heart will enjoy exploring the connections between plants and technology with crafts, story time, bottle rockets, exploration stations, discovery backpacks, and more. Hike our trails with views of Mt. Wachusett. Stop by our cafe for lunch. And when he’s not looking, grab Dad a gift from our Garden Shop, where we sell books, seed packets, garden tools, and other unique items he’ll love. Nature, it’s what everyone in your family has in common!

Tinkergarden Schedule

Saturday, June 15
10am – 4pm Crafts
Mechanical hand
Pinwheels
Straw rockets
10am – 4pm Exploration Station
10:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
11am Storytime
11:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
12pm – 2pm Rube Goldberg Workshop
12:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
1pm George Sherwood Sculpture Tour
1:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
2pm Story time
2pm Garden Tour
2:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
3:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo

Sunday, June 16
10am – 4pm Crafts
Mechanical hand
Pinwheels
Straw rockets
10am – 4pm Exploration Station
10:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
10:30am – 12pm Scribble Bot Workshop
11am Storytime
11:30am Alka selzer rocket demo
12:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
1pm George Sherwood Sculpture Tour
1pm – 2:30pm Lego Terrariums
1:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
2pm Story time
2pm Garden Tour
2:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo
3:30pm Alka selzer rocket demo

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $23 child, adult free; Non-member $28 child, $15 adult
Put your maker skills to the test and create your very own scribble bot in this hands-on workshop.

Limited to 20 people.

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Member $20 child, adult free; Non-member $25 child, $15 adult
Learn the basics of succulent care and create your own miniature Lego terrarium.

Limited to 20 people.

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $23 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $28 CHILD, $15 ADULT
Come create your own magical fairy house or gnome home using all natural materials.
Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Member $3 child, $5 adult; Non-member $5 child, $8 adult
Join us on our first firefly walk of the summer! Together we will explore the gardens and trails by moonlight to search for and learn about these incredible insects.
Tuesday, July 02, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
We will explore the garden using our senses during this program designed for the youngest aspiring gardeners.
Wednesdays, July 03, 2019 – August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a story, craft and short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.
Monday, July 08, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Member: $3 CHILD, $5 ADULT; Non-Member: $5 CHILD, $8 ADULT
Join us as we explore the gardens and trails by moonlight to search for and learn about fireflies.
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Member: $3 CHILD, $5 ADULT; Non-Member: $5 CHILD, $8 ADULT
Join us as we explore the gardens and trails by moonlight to search for and learn about fireflies.
Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Member: $3 CHILD, $5 ADULT; Non-Member: $5 CHILD, $8 ADULT
Join us as we explore the gardens and trails by moonlight to search for and learn about fireflies.
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $8 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $13 CHILD, $15 ADULT
Join us as we explore the colors of summer by making our own nature kaleidoscopes!
Thursday, August 01, 2019, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM
Member: $5 CHILD, $8 ADULT; Non-Member: $8 CHILD, $10 ADULT
Help us use simple tools to attract moths to the gardens and learn how to identify these nighttime pollinators.
Saturday, August 03, 2019 – Sunday, August 04, 2019, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
Get up close with the caterpillars as see them like you’ve never seen them before. Incredible caterpillars will be from familiar woolly bears to bizarre horned devils.
Monday, August 05, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Included with Admission
We will explore the garden using our senses during this program designed for the youngest aspiring gardeners.
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
There is fun for the whole family at our antique engine and tractor show. Come and see new and old tractors and farming equipment, enjoy fun activities and crafts, and learn about the important role that farms have played in how we get food our food and work the land.
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Included with Admission
A spectacular racing spectacle! Build your own sculpture to race or come to watch the competition.
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $20 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $25 CHILD, $15 ADULT
Create your own handmade jewelry pieces using natural materials.
Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Included with Admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!

In June, July and August Storytime is held every Thursday from 3:30-4:00pm and every other Monday from 10:30-11:00am.

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member: $12 CHILD, $0 ADULT; Non-Member: $17 CHILD, $15 ADULT
Mix up your own slime recipe and learn how some plants use sticky and slimy techniques to survive.

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