Kids Programs

School Tours

Children's Garden

Contact the Atlanta registrar:
404-591-1543
registrar@atlantabg.org

Contact the Gainesville registrar:
404-888-4763
wcannon@atlantabg.org

Registration not required for Drop-In Family Programs.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is grateful to the Zeist Foundation, Inc. for its generous support of children's programming.
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Storybook Time

Atlanta

First Wednesdays, Nov - March
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Listen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers! Meet in Children's Garden Amphitheater.

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Story Time and Smiles

Gainesville

Wednesdays
10 a.m.

Young children may enjoy weekly stories centered around nature and the gardens in Gainesville.

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Budding Artists

Gainesville

Wednesdays
11 a.m. - noon

Children ages 4 - 6 accompanied by an adult may use their creativity to make seasonally-inspired works of art in Gainesville. Something new each time!

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Terrific Trains

Gainesville

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All aboard for fun around the Model Train Garden in Gainesville! Children can play and share with boxes of toy trains.

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Discovery Stations

Gainesville

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A variety of informal educational stations showcase different topics on the Garden's natural environment. New opportunities to learn and explore!

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Garden Playtime

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March - October
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Introduce your little one to the joys of nature! Join us for hands-on learning and sensory stations that will stimulate your child's interest in the natural world.

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Garden Grooves

Atlanta

Thursdays, March - October
10:30 a.m.

Get ready to wiggle and warble! Join us for songs and dances inspired by the beautiful outdoors.

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Spring Break Family Fun

Atlanta

Monday - Friday, April 3 - 7
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Need an exciting family activity for Spring Break? Visit the Garden and enjoy the wonders of springtime with fun, seasonal family activities on the Great Lawn.

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Family Vegetable Garden

Atlanta

Saturday, March 11
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.

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Spring Break Camp

Atlanta

Thursday and Friday, April 6 -7
9 a.m. - noon

Celebrate spring and discover spectacular flowers and animals emerging from winter slumber.

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Natural Egg Dyeing

Drop-In Family Program

Atlanta

Saturday, April 8
Friday, April 14
Saturday, April 15
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.

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Earth Day

Atlanta

Saturday, 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.

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Shows for Seedlings

Amphitheater Performances

Atlanta

May - September
Every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Every Saturday at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

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

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Homeschool Day

Atlanta

Wednesday, May 17 2017

The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families. Supplement your life science, botanical and environmental studies curriculum by visiting a tropical rain forest, a desert house and a native pitcher plant bog.

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Summer Camp

Atlanta

June - July

Enroll your child in a stimulating day camp full of discovery, exploration and imagination! Choose from programs for each age group including sensory explorations, cooking and more in the Garden. Join us for amazing adventures this summer.

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