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“Fairy Tales”
Winter Garden Exhibit   * January 13-April 8

A child’s imagination is fueled by stories. In classic fairy tales, we discover giants, wolves, and witches are no match for the valiant but ordinary people to whom unusual circumstances fall. When the Conservatory converts its Showcase Garden to a winter play space, visitors can pretend to be Jack on a bean stalk, look for Rapunzel in the castle tower, trip-trap over the troll’s bridge, or take goodies to Grandma’s house.

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This participatory garden exhibit encourages active pretend play and a gentle exploration of moral virtues for children and adults alike.

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Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1 and Fun 101.7 and the Howard P. Arnold Foundation.

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Once Upon a Tale
Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the magical world of fairy tales at the Botanical Conservatory during our winter “Once Upon a Tale” family event where you can take part in activities, win games, and make crafts inspired by popular fairy tales. Create a knight’s sword or decorate your own crown. Race the clock as you take part in the fairy tale obstacle course or test your fairy tale character knowledge in the scavenger hunt! Morning and afternoon princess sightings are expected.  You can also expend some energy in our Fairy Tales play yard climbing to Rapunzel’s tower, meeting the Frog Prince, acting out the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff, or imagining your own tale. Regular Conservatory admission applies.

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Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1 and Fun 101.7 and the Howard P. Arnold Foundation..

MAJIC copy Fun 101 7 color web


Fairy Tale Tea

Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character and join us at the Botanical Conservatory for a celebration of popular fairy tales! A special guest with the Allen County Public Library will read us a special tale. We will also meet a princess, learn proper “prince & princess etiquette,” enjoy a delicious treat, and take home a party favor. We will conclude our time together by releasing you to explore our “Fairy Tales” winter garden exhibit, which features a full-sized, indoor playground. Bring a camera or cell phone so you can get a picture with the princess! At least one adult is required to remain with their child for the duration of the program (no registration required). Ages 4-8. Please indicate at registration if a participant has food allergies. Registration deadline: March 2. Min.10. Max. 20.

Code           Date              Day               Time                   
227102-S1  3/10              Sa     10-11:30 a.m.
#Sessions/Fee: 1/$20
Member or Volunteer Fee: $15
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day


Adults $5
Children (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under Free