Family Activities

The Garden offers opportunities for kids of all ages to explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about wildlife.

Events and Activities

  • Two young kids and a teenage instructor look at bugs in the outdoors.

    Kids’ Discovery Stations

    Tuesday–Friday | 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    April 10–June 1, 2018

    Use real science tools as you explore plants alongside Discovery Docents at our hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden. Learn More ›

  • First Discoveries for Toddlers

    Fridays | 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    April 20–June 1, 2018

    Plant a seed, touch a wriggly worm, or create a unique nature craft at activity stations designed for toddlers. Learn More ›

  • Two children and a woman look at a butterfly identification brochure in the outdoors.

    Family Discovery Weekends

    Saturdays | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Sundays | 1–3 p.m.
    April 14–June 3, 2018
    No programs May 26, 27

    Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats, and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Learn More ›

Family Itinerary

  • A child runs through the grass.

    Visit with Kids

    Young naturalists (and their grown-ups) can use this itinerary to explore the plants, animals, and habitats around the Garden.
    Learn More ›

Major Supporters, Discovery Programs

National Grid Institute for Museum and Library Services
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