Kids Programs

Gainesville Programs

School Tours

Please note: The Children's Garden is currently closed for capital improvements and will reopen in Spring 2016.

Contact the registrar for assistance:

Registration not required for Drop-In Family Programs.

Sunday, October 25
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best to show off on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, listen to stories, ride a pony or hop on board the Ride-on-Train!

Wednesdays, April - October
10:30 - 11 a.m.

Listen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers!

Friday, October 30
6 - 9 p.m.

Family and Family Plus level and above members are invited to enjoy an evening in the Garden. Bring the kids for children's activities, listen to live music, shop the local artist market, and enjoy food demos.

Drop-In Family Program

Saturday, November 14
10 - 11 a.m.

Meet the plants behind your favorite holiday scents, test your sense of smell, and craft a fragrance to take home.

Fee: $6/child plus Garden admission (Members $5/child)

No registration necessary for Drop-In Programs

The Botanical Express

Weekends & Select Weekdays
November 21 - December 27
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children's ride-on-train is set to depart on a journey in the Garden.

Saturdays, November 28 - December 19
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Meet Saint Nick clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath. Bring a camera to take your own photos.

Monday - Tuesday, January 4 - 5
9 a.m. - noon

Join us for a winter adventure in the Garden. Campers will discover winter's botanical beauties and learn about winter wildlife. Enjoy two glorious mornings of exploration, activities and artwork.