Children’s Garden Summer Activities

June 11, 2017
various days and times

There is always something new to explore and amazing to discover in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Whether it’s a super Summer Story Time or daily Discovery Cart activity, the Children’s Garden is the place to be, all summer long. Continuing this year is Reading with Sculptures, a fun way to interact with sculptures through kid-friendly stories. Check at the Information Center for daily activities.

Wonderful Weaving, Mondays, 11 am - Explore the variety of wonderful weavings found in nature every Monday in the Children’s Garden. Then enjoy an interactive story time and “fingers-on” weaving activity with a professional weaver.

Summer Story Time, Tuesdays, 11 am - Imaginations are welcome at Summer Story Time! Navigate puppets through imaginary landscapes, jump like frogs onto pretend lily pads, or chant and cheer for your favorite story characters. Join us for a variety of sensational stories all summer long.

Outdoor Artist Studio, Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - Explore out-of-doors with an artist’s eye! Join local artists in the vibrant atmosphere of the Children’s Garden for engaging, informal art experiences. Get creative with everyday materials such as paper, crayons, and clay.

Making Music, Wednesdays, 11 am - Come be part of our musical jam! Whether by playing an instrument, clapping your hands, tapping your toes, or lending a voice, follow along with local musicians as we make music every Wednesday.

Summer Dance: Animal Movements, Thursdays, 11 am - What leaps, what soars, what crawls, what trots? Guests in the Children’s Garden every Thursday! Led by delightful dance instructors, guests can participate in a variety of improvisational dances and animal movements inspired by animal sculptures found throughout the Children’s Garden.

Garden Helpers, Fridays, 11 am - What do butterflies, hummingbirds, worms and bees have in common? They’re all important garden helpers. Learn how these tiny creatures help in big ways through activities such as up-close observations, interactive stories and clever hunts.

Science Sundays, Sundays, 2 pm - Investigate Michigan animals every Sunday as you explore fascinating facts about reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. Learn about their special adaptations, ways of simple identification, and the importance of their conservation by participating in family-friendly activities.
Check at the Information Center for which program will be offered the day you visit.

Independence Day Activities, Monday, 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 guests of all ages.

Location: Children's Garden
Fee: Free with admission