Youth and Family programs appeal to children ages 2 to 18 with investigative science, gardening, and career exploration. Together, adults and children can explore cool things about how plants connect to science, art, history, and culture.
Nature Preschool will delight and engage your 3- or 4-year-old in an adventure of discovery about the natural world and prepare them for a future of lifelong learning.
Learn about flowers, discover animals, experience the changing seasons, and more. These four-class series for children ages 2 to 4 and caregivers meet mornings, once a month. Each program includes group activities, time for free play, and a planting project.
Camp out under the stars on the Regenstein Learning Campus and experience your own private natural world. Flushing toilets and running water make the experience comfortable, and sleeping inside the building is also an option. Use your own tent or rent one from the Garden. Bring your own picnic dinner. Meet the Frog Lady and her critters and enjoy the campfire (with s’mores!).
Children participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. Children will dissect and plant seeds, explore fragrant herbs and flowers, search for birds and plants on nature hikes, create take-home science-themed projects, and much more!
Starting with cooking and art classes, we plan to offer a variety of programs for middle-school age students to keep plants and gardens relevant in their lives.
Drop your kids off at the ITW Kitchen where they will prepare a meal together, decorate a pot to start their own kitchen garden, and explore the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden at night. We’ll have them fed and ready for your bedtime routine when you pick them up at the end of your date night.