Garden Playtime


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. With a new theme each month and activities that engage the senses and spark creativity, Garden Playtime is an enjoyable and enriching activity for families throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Suggested ages: 6 months - 5 years

Tuesdays, March - October
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

September: Life in the Desert

Learn about one of the world’s most unique habitats and the plants and critters that call the desert home. Observe some of the creative adaptations that help them survive in extreme conditions, then check out some living examples in the Desert House and the Skyline Garden, where towering camel sculptures lumber through the succulent-filled landscape.

October: Fall Fun

This month’s activities are inspired by the harvest season. From delicious food aromas to the crunching sounds of leaves, relax into the nostalgia of autumn as we wind down Garden Playtime for the year. Save some time to hunt around for your favorite Scarecrows in the Garden.