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.
GC: Butterfly or Moth?
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Do you know the difference between a butterfly and a moth? At our special learning station this month, we will explore the similarities and differences between butterflies and moths. Join us to learn about these amazing winged creatures! Make one of your own winged beauties to take home and then discover the colorful world of butterflies when you visit our live butterfly enclosure.
GC: Perfect Pollinators
Saturday, May 27, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Perfect pollinators include animals such as butterflies, bats, birds and honey bees! This month we will explore the world of the honey bee and learn all about the important role they play in many of the foods we enjoy. Get up-close and personal with the honey bee while viewing them safely through our indoor observation hive. Learn about honey bee colony life and sample some of the foods that honey bees pollinate.
Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
GC: Jungle Plantimals
Saturday, July 22, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
GC: German Gardens
Saturday, August 26, 11:00 am-1:00 pm