MAY 12th and 13th
The family-friendly tradition continues! Children and their families can dig for critters hidden in sand, pot a seedling to plant at home, and make a card for someone special. Activities will be available 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and 12:30 to 3 PM on Sunday of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and MsK Nursery’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Visit our Events + Tours page for more sale information, including the free shuttle that will run between the offsite parking area and garden on Saturday.
Kids Ikebana Workshop
JUNE 9th 10:30 am – 12 pm
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 IS NOW OPEN! Cost is $295/child for members and $310/child for non-members.
For summer camp registration, we are using the online camp scheduler 6Crickets.com. Click on each camp’s name to proceed to registration.
July 9-13, Friends in the Forest (Grades 1-3)
Do you rely on your pals to get by? So do many other forms of life! Together we will learn about the plants and animals that call the forest home and how they rely on each other for survival.
July 16-20, Garden Gumshoes (Grades 1-3)
Get ready, detectives! Come investigate and explore the natural world, hunting down answers to life’s questions, big and small.
July 23-27, Backyard Botany (Grades 4-6)
What makes a plant prosper? Budding biologists will explore how plants and other living things thrive in various habitats, including right in our own backyards.
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.
PRESCHOOL / KINDERGARTEN FIELD TRIPS
We offer a variety of seasonally appropriate field trips for preschool and kindergarten groups. Field trips last 60-90 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