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May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Event


May 20
4:00 pm - 7:00 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. Visit our drop-in learning and art stations from 4 – 6 p.m. Don’t miss Jeanne Lyon’s performance of Fantastic Bug-Snackin’ Plants at 5 p.m.

Schedule: Monday, May 20, 4 – 7 p.m.
Reduced admission: $11.95 (Child 3 – 12), $14.95 (Adult)

Please note: This event is free for Garden members, and members do not need tickets.

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Children’s Garden Amphitheater Performance at 5 p.m.
“Fantastic Bug-Snackin’ Plants” with Jeanne Lyons and Friends
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.

Activity Stations (Drop in between 4 – 6 p.m.)

Art Station: Make your very own wind chime out of terracotta pots and other recycled items

Seed Planting: plant some spring seeds to take home

Musical Instrument Discovery Station: explore instruments made from plants from around the world

Playdough Station: Sink your hands into delightfully scented playdough

Kids in Wonderland: Alice’s Wonderland Returns this year, with beautiful mosaiculture sculptures placed throughout the Garden. Find the giant rabbit and other interesting sculptures, and then let your imagination go wild in the Children’s Garden at our tea party sensory station!

We may move indoors if rain, cold temperatures or inclement weather make outdoor programming impractical. To check the status, email

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