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Free Discovery Workshops Launch for the Summer

On July 1 we launch our summer season of Discovery Workshops—free garden-based workshops for kids in the Discovery Garden!

Throughout July and August, we offer fun, hands-on workshops for kids of all ages on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to give your family a firsthand learning experience about plants and nature in the setting of our lush, interactive Discovery Garden.

During July, our workshop is Botany for Kids. Each week, we’ll explore a different botanical theme—such as plant parts, plant needs, and plants we eat—and do an activity, like making a “monster plant” collage or planting a tropical tree to take home.

During August, we’ll be giving kids the chance to flex their creativity with Earth Art. We will use natural and recycled material to make a garden-related craft each week, such as a soil collage on worm day or a recycled rain gauge as we learn about the water cycle.

We hope you join Discovery Garden staff and volunteers for some serious plant-based fun and learning this summer. The garden is chock-full of blooms and butterflies, and the sprinklers are off the hook!

Summer Discovery Workshops

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 1–August 31
Drop in 1–3 p.m.
Discovery Garden

Free with Garden admission. Activities are identical on Tuesday and Thursday of the same week. Workshops are canceled in inclement weather.

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