Children’s Garden Festival: The Hungry Caterpillar opening in June

Children’s Garden Festival: The Hungry Caterpillar opening in June

Children’s Garden Festival: The Hungry Caterpillar is June 3-11, 10am-5pm daily in the Children’s Garden. Cost is FREE for Gardens members, $6 nonmembers and Free for children 2 & under Join us in the Gardens as we take a journey through a caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly. The Children’s Garden will transform into a colorful and magical place inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Enjoy crafts, activities and imaginative displays that will capture the essence of one of the most beloved children’s stories.

Related events:

Saturday, June 3, 11 am-1pm
Painting in the Gardens: Happy Caterpillar
Terrace room
Members: $20 register by calling (405) 227-0230
Nonmembers: $25 online at

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art. We will paint a caterpillar on an 11” by 14” canvas.

Saturday June 3 & 10, 1-1:30pm
Storytime in the Garden
Children’s Garden Porch
FREE with admission to The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Best for ages 4 to 9

Join us Saturdays during The Very Hungry Caterpillar for an interactive reading of some of Eric Carle’s most beloved colorful nature stories. Audience members will have the chance to participate in the story and be the caterpillar, brown bear and other creatures as we read through these charming stories.

Saturday June 10, 10-11am
The Spectacular Caterpillar
Water Plaza Room
Members $5; Nonmembers $7
Best for ages 5 to 10
Register by Tuesday, June 6 at

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is not the only caterpillar that’s hungry. Did you know caterpillars can eat three times their weight in food every day? In this class, we’ll learn all about the fascinating caterpillar with fun facts, interactive readings, a craft and a game to wrap it all up.

Saturday June 10, 10am-5pm
Book Exchange & Author Visits
The Children’s Garden Porch

Bring your child’s slightly used books and exchange them with other families or donate them to Gardens’ Little FREE library. It will be a day to celebrate reading at the Gardens. We will have local authors from Oklahoma onsite leading story times and other book related activities. Come celebrate the joy of reading with us. All ages welcome.