Events

Children’s Garden Summer Activities

June 8 August 30, 2014
various days and times

Summertime is fun time in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Join us as we explore music, art, weaving and worms. Whether this is your first visit or your fiftieth, you’ll find something new to experience and explore. Activities vary daily. Check the Information Center for more details.

Weaving Tales, Mondays, 10 am - Experience the wonders of weaving every Monday through interactive stories and "fingers-on" activities. Join a professinal weaver and our own story time volunteers for this unique opportunity to help create a Children's Garden tapestry.

Outdoor Artist Studio, Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - Head outdoors to the Children's Garden Tuesday evenings to join area artists in engaging art experiences for kids and adults. Explore materials such as clay, paper, paint and pastels as you enjoy the lively atmosphere in the Children's Garden.

Moving to the Music, Wednesdays, 11 am - Enjoy family-friendly, interactive musical performances every Wednesday - where movement is a must! Grab an instrument and tap your toes, clap your hands, get up and dance. Let the playful music move you from head to toe.

Alice in the Children’s Garden Wonderland, Thursdays, 11 am - Enjoy a unique version of Alice in Wonderland, with actress Marisa Purcey. From the white rabbit and the talking flowers to the un-birthday party, have fun with Alice and predict the ending to the story.

Squirmy Worms, Fridays, 10 am - Did you know a group of worms is called a "squirm?" Come join us every Friday and learn more about the wonderful world of red-wiggler composting worms! Watch throughout the summer as the worms produce nutrient-rich soil for our flower beds.

Science Sundays, Sundays, 1 pm - Become a science sleuth on Sundays! Learn facts about frogs, investigate interesting insects, find out about fossils, or explore terrific trees by participating in family-friendly activities. Check at the information center for which program will be offered that day.

Independence Day Activities, Friday, July 4, 11 am - Help us celebrate America's birthday - the Children's Garden way! Show your patriotic spirit by participating in a variety of engaging Independence Day activities for the whole family.

Fee: Free with admission