Events

Backpack Adventures

  • September 17, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • September 21, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • September 24, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • September 28, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 1, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 5, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 8, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 12, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 15, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 19, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 22, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am
  • October 26, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am

More event times

  • October 29, 2021 10:30 am 11:30 am

Join us in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for Backpack Adventures! These discovery walks, led by Art & Garden Play Activity Leaders, conclude with a story time and provide a fun way to explore art and horticulture with “Big Kid” backpack tools. Pick your favorite theme to attend or join us for all five walks. Pack your backpack with a few key tools from home and join us in the Children’s Garden Entry Plaza. An adventure awaits you!

NOTE: Walks are 15 to 20 minutes in length and include a story time highlighting the theme of the walk. Dress for the weather, as activities are outdoors. Masks required. Ideal for preschool and up, but all ages are welcome!

SEPTEMBER:

  • Tues. Sept. 7; Backpack Adventures: Amazing Animals! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, a drawing pad, and a few crayons in your backpack.
  • Fri. Sept. 10; Backpack Adventures: Amazing Animals! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, a drawing pad, and a few crayons in your backpack.
  • Tues. Sept. 14; Backpack Adventures: Read It, Map It! Bring a favorite map and hand-held magnifying glass in your backpack.
  • Fri. Sept. 17; Backpack Adventures: Read It, Map It! Bring a favorite map and hand-held magnifying glass in your backpack.
  • Tues. Sept. 21; Backpack Adventures: Amazing Animals! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, a drawing pad, and a few crayons in your backpack.
  • Fri. Sept. 24; Backpack Adventures: Amazing Animals! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, a drawing pad, and a few crayons in your backpack.
  • Tues. Sept. 28; Backpack Adventures: Read It, Map It! Bring a favorite map and hand-held magnifying glass in your backpack.

OCTOBER:

  • Fri. Oct. 1; Backpack Adventures: Read It, Map It! Bring a favorite map and hand-held magnifying glass in your backpack.
  • Tues. Oct. 5; Backpack Adventures: Super Seeds! Bring a seed or two in your backpack.
  • Fri. Oct. 8; Backpack Adventures: Super Seeds! Bring a seed or two in your backpack.
  • Tues. Oct. 12; Backpack Adventures: Animal Tracking!  Bring an inch ruler, a drawing pad, and a chunky crayon or two in your backpack.
  • Fri. Oct. 15; Backpack Adventures: Animal Tracking!  Bring an inch ruler, a drawing pad, and a chunky crayon or two in your backpack.
  • Tues. Oct. 19; Backpack Adventures: Super Seeds! Bring a seed or two in your backpack.
  • Tues. Oct. 26; Backpack Adventures: Animal Tracking!  Bring an inch ruler, a drawing pad, and a chunky crayon or two in your backpack.
  • Fri. Oct. 29; Backpack Adventures: Animal Tracking!  Bring an inch ruler, a drawing pad, and a chunky crayon or two in your backpack.

Location: Lena Meijer Children's Garden