Children, Youth and Families 2019-03-19T14:56:55+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.

Join us for Movers and Shakers this April school vacation. Welcome all aspiring scientists, engineers, artists, and musicians to our STEAM-makers week, April 15-20, 2019. Come tinker, experiment, and create with us in a hands-on workshop or our drop-in makerspace! During your visit, you’ll also want to explore our Daffodil Field, Horticultural Heroes display, and the Wind, Waves, & Light exhibit.

Wednesdays, February 06, 2019 – March 27, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free 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.

Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member child $3, Member adult $5, Non-member child $8, Non-member adult $20
There are many bird species that stay in New England all year round. The gardens in winter provide the food, water, space, and shelter necessary for non-migratory birds to survive. Join us on a winter bird walk as we search for some resident species and build a feeder to take home and hang in your yard or garden.

Limit 30 participants. Pre-registration recommended.

Monday, April 01, 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!
Tuesday, April 02, 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.

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.

Monday, April 15, 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!
Monday, April 15, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Child Member $10, Member $0, Child Non-Member $15, Non-Member $15
Learn how plants harness the wind to disperse their seeds and create your own wind powered machines in this hands-on workshop.

Limit 20 participants

Monday, April 15, 2019 – Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Drop-in to this fun filled bubble workshop. Join us on the lawn garden to learn how to mix up your own bubble recipes. Create your own plant-inspired bubble wands and blow bubbles.

Monday, April 15, 2019 – Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
Spring is in bloom throughout the gardens and trails here at Tower Hill. Enjoy a guided walk through our colorful landscape!
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Free for members and with admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Free for members and with admission
Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons, and more!
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Child Member $23, Member $0, Child Non-Member $28, Non-Member $15
Put your maker skills to the test and create your very own scribble bot in this hands-on workshop.

Limit 20 participants.

Friday, April 19, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Child Member $12, Member $0, Child Non-Member $17, Non-Member $15
Get messy mixing up your very own slime recipe and learn how certain plants use sticky, slimy, and gross techniques to survive.

Limit 20 participants.

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
$3 per person; Pay at the event door. Admission not included.
Get ready for Earth Day by creating seed bombs to take home and disperse in your yard to attract native pollinators.
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Child Member $15, Member $0, Child Non-Member $20, Non-Member $15
Learn how plants turn sunlight into energy and build your own solar oven. Put your creation to the test by roasting up some smores.

Limit 15 participants.

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Pay at the event. Member & Non-member $20 per child. Admission not included.
Join us for a special Arbor Day celebration! Climb a tree with experts from the New England Arborist Society. Space is limited so come early. This event can accommodate approximately 5 children per hour.

Pay when you arrive at the event. There is no pre-registration for this event.

Monday, April 29, 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!
Tuesday, May 07, 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

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $10 child, adult free; Non-member $15 child, $15 adult
Create a special botanical card for Mother’s Day.

Limit 25.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member $15 child, adult free; Non-member $20 child, $15 adult
Create a unique arrangement to surprise a special someone on Mother’s Day!

Limit 20.

Monday, May 13, 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!
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Free for members and with admission
A hands-on family event that will provide children with the opportunity to explore large vehicles of all types, including those used by professionals in arbor culture, gardening, landscaping, and other industries.
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!
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.
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $18 child, adult free; Non-member $23 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, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member $18 child, adult free; Non-member $23 child, $15 adult
Learn the basics of succulent care and create your own miniature Lego terrarium.

Limited to 20 people.

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.

Limited to 50 people.

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.

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