PRESCHOOL / KINDERGARTEN FIELD TRIPS
We offer a variety of seasonally appropriate field trips for preschool and kindergarten groups. Field trips last 90 minutes and include an introduction, a garden exploration and a related craft project. Cost is $10/child. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.
You are welcome to visit the garden for free, self-guided tours during regular hours of operation. Space is first-come, first-served and parking is limited. We appreciate prior notice for groups of 10 or more.
AVAILABLE FIELD TRIP THEMES
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden has a naturalistic design, which feels more like taking a walk through the woods than what many expect of a botanic garden. It is a wonderful place to teach children about the different vegetation layers of a forest. Participants will explore the Garden and make their own miniature forest out of twigs, leaves, and other natural materials found on the ground. Seasonal Availability: Year Round
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a feast for the senses! It is a perfect place for young children to learn how to use those senses to explore the natural world. Our sensory walk will take participants through the garden and then everyone will make their own custom scented sachet out of aromatic plants from the garden. Seasonal Availability: Year Round
With an extensive collection of Maples and other fall foliage plants, the Kruckeberg Garden is alive with color in the fall. Why do some leaves change color in the fall? Learn why leaves are green and why some change color and fall off in the fall. Participants will explore the Garden looking for changing leaves and then make their own colorful leaves to bring home. Seasonal Availability: Autumn
SIGNS OF SPRING
The days might still be gray and rainy, but the signs of spring are all around us, if we know how to look for them. Come to the Kruckeberg Garden to watch the natural world start to wake from a long, sleepy winter. Participants will look for early signs of spring, make a newspaper pot, and plant a seed to bring home. Seasonal Availability: Spring
The Kruckeberg Garden sports an amazing array of different types, sizes, and colors of flowers. Learn about the parts of a flower and its purpose as you explore the Garden on a flower treasure hunt. Participants will then make a colorful flower of their own to bring home. Seasonal Availability: Spring & Summer
STARTING JULY 9th, MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 9 AM – 3 PM
Get ready for summer in the Garden! Science, art, games, and friends abound in our week-long day camps. Online registration opens January 8. Sign-up right away to take advantage of our early-bird discount. Cost is $285/child until March 1st, $295/child for members and $310/child for non-members starting March 2nd.
2018 Camp Schedule:
July 9-13, Grades 1-2
July 16-20, Grades 3-4
July 23-27, Grades 5-6
SPRING BREAK DROP-IN PROGRAMS
APRIL 16th-19th FROM 10 am – 1 pm
Join us during Spring Break for fun, themed activities. We will focus on a different theme each day. Suitable for children grades K-5. Cost is $10/child.
Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm with your young children every Friday in the summer for a fun nature exploration in this unique, naturalistic garden. Each week we offer a simple plant activity, a themed garden exploration, and a craft project.
$10 per family, free for KBGF Family level members. Ages 2-6.
2018 Tots sessions run from June 8th through August 31st.