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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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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Storybook Time

Atlanta

Wednesdays, April - October
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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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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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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Children's Performances

Gainesville

Last Saturdays, May - October
11 a.m.

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

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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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Creative Chocolate Creatures

Drop-In Family Program

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, September 9 - 10
11:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Use your imagination to create amazing chocolate treats that will delight your sweet tooth and enchant your tummy.

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Fall Family Fun

Atlanta

Saturday and Sunday, October 7 - 29
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy the wonderful fall weather with the Garden's Scarecrows and activities for the whole family!

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Ugandan Kids Choir Performance

Atlanta

Saturday, November 18
10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a special cultural performance by the children of the Ugandan Kids Choir.

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta

Sunday, October 23
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!

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Holiday Family Fun

Atlanta

Dec 19 - 22
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join in on all the holiday festivities featuring storytelling, arts and crafts, and other activities.

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Winter Break Camp

Atlanta

Thursday - Friday, 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.

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Ride-On-Train

The Botanical Express

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, Nov. 11 - Dec. 31
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.

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Sensational Seeds

Drop-In Family Program

Atlanta

Saturday, January 20
10 a.m. - noon

Discover all of the ways seeds are amazing and start your very own seed for entry into the Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show!

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Botanical Saint Nick

Atlanta

Saturdays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16
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.

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Breakfast with St. Nick

Gainesville

Saturday, December 9
9 - 11 a.m.

Get your "Little Angels" into the Holiday Spirit! Join us in Gainesville for Breakfast with St. Nick

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Reindog Parade

Atlanta

Saturday, December 2
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off.

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