Classes & Education

Kids Programs

Explore fun and educational programs in the Garden.

Contact the Atlanta registrar: 404-591-1543 | [email protected]

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

Storybook Time

Listen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs, flowers, and other garden friends. Storybook Time is for children accompanied by an adult. Free with Garden Admission. No registration required. Meet in the Children’s Garden Amphitheater.

November – March
First Wednesday | 10:30 a.m.

April – October
Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m.

Model Trains

Open during daytime hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights (5 p.m. – 11 p.m.), G scale choo-choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along seven tracks on this whimsical, beautifully landscaped mountain layout.

November – January 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Botanical Saint Nick

Meet Botanical Saint Nick, clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath. Bring a camera to take your own photos with Saint Nick, and while you wait, enjoy fun holiday themed activities. Free with Garden admission.

Saturdays (Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8 and 15)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Ride-on Train

All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children’s Ride-on Train is set to depart for a trip around the Great Lawn every Saturday and Sunday, beginning November 17.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 17 – Jan. 6
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Reindog Parade

Dec. 1, 2018: 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. Enjoy photos with Saint Nick and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. Free with Garden Admission; $15 to register a dog in advance, $18 at the door.

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Winter Break Camp

Jan. 2 – 4, 2019: Campers will discover winter’s botanical beauties and learn about winter wildlife. Enjoy three fun-filled days of exploration, activities and artwork. For children ages 6 – 8. Fee: $199 (Member $174) Registration Deadline: December 14

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Homeschool Day

May 15, 2019: The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families. $10 per student; $10 per chaperone (max 2 per student). Pre-registration is not required