Children’s Garden Summer Activities

June 12 September 3, 2016
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. New this summer: 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 - Experience the wonders of weaving every Monday through interactive stories and "fingers-on" activities. Join professinal weavers and our own story-time volunteers for this unique opportunity to explore the variety of weavings found every day in nature.

Outdoor Artist Studio, Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - Explore the out-of-doors with an artist’s eye! Join area artists for engaging, informal art experiences for kids and adults this summer. Experiment with materials such as paper, crayons and clay as you enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in the Children’s Garden.

Making Music, Wednesdays, 11 am - Come be a part of our musical jam in the Children’s Garden. Whether you grab an instrument, clap your hands or sing along, join our special guest musicians as you immerse yourself in marvelous musical melodies with your family.

Summer Dance: Animal Movements, Thursdays, 11 am - Inspired by animal sculptures found in the Children’s Garden, families will interpret how animals move by creating improvisational movements led by special guest dancers. Discover what leaps, what soars, what crawls, what trots.

Garden Helpers, Fridays, 11 am - What do butterflies, hummingbirds, worms and bees have in common? They are all important garden helpers! Learn how these tiny creatures help in big ways—how they enrich soil, pollinate flowers and use gardens in resourceful ways—through great games, up-close observations and hilarious hunts.

Science Sundays, Sundays, 2 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, 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 the whole family.

Location: Children's Garden
Fee: Free with admission