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 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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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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Fall Family Fun

Atlanta

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 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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Let's Paint Sunflowers

Gainesville

Saturday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Have fun painting with sunflowers and learn how they grow. Working with watercolors, students will learn about Vincent van Gogh and his love for sunflowers.

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta

Sunday, Oct. 28
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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Fall Creations: Creating Art with Leaves from the Garden

Creating Art with Leaves from the Garden

Gainesville

Saturday, Nov. 3
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Create whimsical images of animals, birds and imaginary creatures using fall leaves.

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Botanical Ornaments Holiday Children's Workshop

Holiday Children's Workshop

Gainesville

Saturday, Dec 1
10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Adorn your home and holiday trees with pinecone owls, colorful poinsettias and whimsical birds. All supplies provided.

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Homeschool Day

Atlanta

Wednesday, May 15
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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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