Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.
Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday to get a closer look at our plants and gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. This drop-in program is included in your regular Conservatory admission fee: $5 adults, $3 children ages 3-17; age 2 and under, members and volunteers admitted free.
Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines!
Saturday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tired of the “winter blahs”? Then come explore the Hundred Acre Wood at the Botanical Conservatory to brighten your day! During our Great Train Connection on February 23 we’ll consider Pooh Bear’s Six Pine Trees, where he and Piglet chased a Woozle. Test your knowledge of pines, spruces, and firs and learn to make your own model “pine” tree. When you visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday, you always get a closer look at our gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in your regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!
GC: Migration Station
Saturday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join us this month as we explore the topic of migration. The behavior of migration is not just limited to birds! Other winged creatures as well as those that walk make journeys each year. We will explore all types of migrating animals and learn the reasons why they engage in this amaz- ing behavior! Create your own “migrating” ani- mal to take home. Then visit our live Butterfly Exhibit “Migration” and see some amazing live butterflies up close!
GC: Insects as Pollinators
Saturday, May 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
While birds, bats, butterflies and bees are all known for their role as pollinators, this month we will focus on pollinating insects. Stop by this special station this month to learn about the types of insects that transfer pollen and the plants that depend on them to complete their life cycle. You can also sample some foods from pollinated plants and make your own “pollina- tor” to take home.