Whether it’s engaging with pop-up story times, investigating Discovery Cart materials, exploring self-guided activities or joining in with a guest performer, the Children’s Garden is the place to be—all summer long! Check at the Information Center for what’s happening daily. Special weekly programs and activities include:
Mondays, 10:30 am
MOVING TO THE MUSIC
Come be a 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 Monday.
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
OUTDOOR ARTIST STUDIO
Explore the 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.
Tuesdays Evenings, 6:30 pm
SUMMER STORY TIME
Experience stories by using your imagination to travel through imaginary landscapes, jumping like frogs onto pretend lily pads, or chanting and cheering for your favorite story characters. Join us all summer long for a variety of sensational stories.
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Discover the unique ways animals help gardens—from the tiniest insects to some of the most cleverly hidden bugs. Bring your curiosity and ask the experts your bug and insect questions. Buzz, flap, crawl, or scoot right into all the fun by taking a closer
look at nature's garden helpers.
Thursdays, 10:30 am
Let the sculptures in the Children’s Garden inspire you to get thinking and moving! Follow along as you’re encouraged to move in inspirational ways. Then share your thoughts, combine the moves and add motivating music to create a one-of-a-kind
Sculpture MOVES! dance.
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Investigate the natural world of Michigan animals and rocks every Saturday, as you explore fascinating facts about insects, fossils, mammals, and more. Learn from a guest naturalist what makes Michigan’s natural elements so unique with simple identification methods. Discover the importance of conservation by participating
in family-friendly activities.