Weekend Family Classes

Together, adults and children can explore cool things about how plants connect to science, art, history, and culture. Each program includes a variety of hands-on activities and projects, as well as opportunities to bring the Garden home.

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Weekend Family Class
Weekend Family Classes: Winter Explorers

New!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
9:30 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Plants and animals can survive outside, even in the cold winter. Explore how evergreens thrive in the cold, search for animal tracks, and make a snow catcher to use at home. Dress for the weather; we will be spending time outside!

Weekend Family Class
Weekend Family Class: Papermaking with Plants

Sunday, February 8, 2015
9:30 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Plants help make products we use every day — like paper. Learn the process of turning plants and old paper scraps into paper. Make sheets of textured, scented, and colored handmade paper.

Weekend Family Class
Weekend Family Class: Homemade Ice Cream

Saturday, February 21, 2015 or Sunday, March 1, 2015
9:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Get an up close look at one of the world’s tiniest seeds from the vanilla orchid, make a batch of ice cream, and pot up a plant that can flavor ice cream. Limit of two children per adult.

Weekend Family Class: Gumballs & Superballs
Weekend Family Class: Gumballs & Superballs

Saturday, March 21, 2015 or Sunday, April 12, 2015
9:30 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Find out how people use parts of rainforest trees to make chewing gum and rubber. Create your own bouncing ball and flavorful gum to take home.