Kids Programs

Gainesville Programs

School Tours

Please note: The Children's Garden is currently accessible via a temporary detour and will close in September for capital improvements.

Contact the registrar for assistance:

Registration not required for Drop-In Family Programs.

Drop-In Family Program

Saturday, August 29
1 - 2 p.m.

Buzz into the world of these amazing creatures and learn about life in the hive. Understand the importance of bees as pollinators and producers of honey and wax. Dress up like a bee and create your own beeswax candle.

Drop-In Family Program

Saturday - Sunday, September 12 - 13
noon - 2 p.m.

Build and create delicious treats out of chocolate morsels and other sweet treats!

Thursdays, May - September
10:30 a.m.

Hidden treasure awaits youngsters in the Garden! A search for something golden or sparkly begins in the Levy Parterre.

Fridays, March - September
10:30 a.m.

Join a sensory exploration of the Garden! Parents and caregivers of young children are invited for this short interactive walking tour.

Saturdays, May - September
10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers and musicians in the Children’s Garden.

Wednesday, September 30
9 a.m. - noon

The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families.

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!

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.