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March 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Event


March 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

During this special event, the Garden will be open exclusively for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities and their families. Join us to explore the beautiful spring Garden and engage with learning and art stations. Below is a description of the event. Maps will be available on site to help you find activities and take a break spaces.

Admission for this event will be a reduced price of $14.95 per adult and $11.95 per child.
Please note that after 1 p.m., louder Garden maintenance may occur.
All guests must leave by 2 p.m.

Learning and Art Stations:

  • Sensory Tables in the Children’s Garden
  • Art Station in the Children’s Garden
  • Musical Instrument Discovery in the Rose Garden
  • Bouncy and Lawn Toys in the Rose Garden

Take a break spaces will be available in Mershon Hall, Georgia Pacific Classroom and Trustees Garden (note the Trustees Garden is outside and you may hear street noises). Take a break spaces will not have any programming and will contain books, markers, paper and model magic.

Children’s Garden Amphitheater Performance

“Fantastic Bug-Snackin’ Plants” with Jeanne Lyons and Friends
11 a.m. and noon

Venus Fly Traps are bug-snackers, and so are several other cool plants in the Garden! They have special gifts and special needs, and with their remarkable adaptations they amaze us all. The same can be said of Jeanne’s talented special friends, who help her teach, dance and sing about carnivorous plants in this engaging show. Jeanne Lyons is mother of a child with autism, whose remarkable journey to success was inspired by a love for carnivorous plants first realized here at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Maybe you will also find inspiration in this inclusive show. 


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