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, February 28
1 - 4 p.m.

Enjoy the annual celebration of the vanilla orchid. Learn more about the process of turning vanilla beans into a key extract for desserts, and sample a mini vanilla ice cream sundae.

Drop-In Family Program

Saturday, March 19, Friday, March 25 OR Saturday, March 26
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Certain plants contain powerful dyes that create stunning colors. Join us for this interactive class to learn more about these plants while decorating vibrant eggs.

Thursday and Friday, April 7 - 8
9 a.m. - noon

Celebrate spring and discover spectacular flowers and animals emerging from winter slumber. Come and learn more about this fascinating process and enjoy two glorious Garden mornings of exploration, activities and artwork.

Saturday, April 9
10 a.m. - noon

Introduce your child to the amazing experience of growing food. Together, families learn hands-on how to start seeds and transition plants to containers or the ground. Each family sows a plug tray with a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds to take home.

Friday, April 22
10 a.m. - 1 p.m

Celebrate nature! From creating crafts to learning about conservation, there's fun for everyone. Enjoy Storybook Time and ladybug releases.

June - July
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enroll your child in a stimulating day camp full of discovery, exploration and imagination.