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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Earth Day

Atlanta

Sunday, 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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Garden Playtime

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March - October
10 a.m. - 12 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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Storybook Time

Atlanta

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

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

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Budding Artists

Gainesville

Wednesdays
11 a.m.

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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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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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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Children's Performances

Gainesville

Last Saturdays of the Month, May - September
11 a.m.

Fun for all in the new Ivester Amphitheater! Enjoy musical performances or listen to engaging storytellers.

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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 16

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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Watercolor Painting for Children

"Paint a Butterfly"

Gainesville

Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Create beautiful images and learn about the techniques of watercolor painting, kid style! (Supplies provided).

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Colored Pencil Painting Workshop

Workshop for Children

Gainesville

Saturday, June 9
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Colored pencils are the perfect choice for sketching. Children can capture whimsical images by creating a journal that will include a technical reference guide.

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Summer Camp Gainesville

Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville

Gainesville

July 9 - 13, 2018
July 16 - 20, 2018

Enroll your child in a stimulating ½ day camp full of discovery, exploration and imagination in Gainesville

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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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Terrific Trains

Gainesville

April – October:
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday

November – March:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday

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 (May - October)
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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