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Featured Events

April 29, 2014

Secchia Garden Lecture: Peter Hatch

Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's fascinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.

May 14, 2014

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

June 3, 2014

Bus Trip: The Magic of Glass

Immerse yourself in glass.

Events

Events categorized as “Classes & Camps: Child”

Feb
1
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Mystery Art Box

Delight in your own box of dazzling and unusual art materials—clock parts, game pieces, little toys, fossils and more. Then create a unique sculpture to wow your friends and family! Give your sculpture a title and display in the class “art gallery” for parents to view at the end of class.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Staff

Cost

  • Members $15.0000
  • Non-Members $22
Feb
8
10:00 am 12:00 pm

(CANCELLED) Brainstorm sculpture ideas and learn how artists transform ideas in their heads into finished sculptures. Make several sketches of your sculpture idea and practice drawing to scale using the grid system. When you’re ready, convert your drawings into a wonderful clay sculpture.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

Staff
Feb
22
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids Cooking: Pasta

Receive step-by-step instruction on making pasta dough from scratch. Use a pasta machine to form different varieties such as fettuccine and angel hair. Then cook your pasta, add your choice of sauce and enjoy.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

Chef Andrew Krause

Cost

  • Members $20.0000
  • Non-Members $27
Mar
1
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids’ Butterfly Photography

Become inspired by an array of astonishing butterfly photos—colors, patterns and close-ups. Afterward shoot your own pictures of butterflies in the Tropical Conservatory with the help of a professional photographer. Make a butterfly work of art.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $20.0000
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
7
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Clay Creations

Full Class

Create your own desert plant from clay and paint a clay pot using hot desert colors. Visit the desert to see amazing plants—some with sharp spines for protection, and others with silvery leaves to reflect sunlight. 

Ages

4-7

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
7
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Imaginary Creatures from Clay

Imagine your favorite fictional creature or wild animal—in clay! Learn to get the effects you want by mixing clay colors and using garlic presses and other unusual tools. Place your creature in a fantasy habitat you design. Class also available on April 8 from 10 am to noon.

Ages

8-10

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
8
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Imaginary Creatures from Clay

Imagine your favorite fictional creature or wild animal—in clay! Learn to get the effects you want by mixing clay colors and using garlic presses and other unusual tools. Place your creature in a fantasy habitat you design. Class also available on April 8 from 10 am to noon.

Ages

8-10

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
8
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Butterfly Biscuits

Decorate your own chef’s hat. Mix the dough and make butterfly biscuits using cookie cutters. Sample them while they’re warm and learn amazing butterfly facts.

Ages

5-7

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
9
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Shutterbugs

Full Class

Learn the basics of photography with creative composition, clever close-ups, and eye-opening angles. Take an outdoor adventure walk for inspiration. Bring a fully charged digital camera.

Ages

8-10

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
9
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Awesome Animals

Full Class

Run, hop, and jump as you play interactive games and learn about animals at Meijer Gardens. Then create an animal from boxes, tubes, shiny gems, and colored tissue, and paint it your own unique animal way!

Ages

4-7

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27