Pasta Primavera

“Lily always does a great job!” –Christy Prescott

Sprouting Chefs: Strawberries Galore

“Miss Lily is WONDERFUL! Keep ahold of her!” –Toni Jackson

Reading Wednesdays

  • August 22 and 29, 10am
  • Children’s Garden Porch (or north lobby in case of inclement weather)
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.

The Art of Words: Plant Poems

  • Saturday, August 25, 10-11am
  • Meet in North Lobby of Crystal Bridge
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, August 21
  • REGISTER HERE

Poetry and nature have always gone hand in hand. In this class, children will learn how to combine the two. Participants will learn how to write a simple poem followed by a nature walk to get a dose of creative inspiration. We will end with quiet time to compose our plant-inspired poems.

Family Workshop: Rock Terrariums

  • Saturday, August 25, 2–3:30pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
  • Member $14; Nonmember $16
  • Molly Yunker and Stacey Evans, Oklahoma Geological Survey
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, August 21
  • REGISTER HERE

Calling all rock collectors and plant lovers! In this hands-on family workshop, each child will pot up their own small terrarium and learn how to care for it. We’ll also learn about the fascinating world of rocks and how many varieties there are. Then we’ll get to pick out a couple interesting ones to display in our terrariums to take home.

Reading Wednesday with the Downtown Library

  • August 29, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

On the last Wednesday of every month, we’re excited to welcome the Downtown Library to Reading Wednesdays!  Library staff will be onsite to do our normal reading and craft as well as a fun additional activity.

Reading Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays, 10am
  • Children’s Garden Porch (or north lobby in case of inclement weather)
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

Sprouting Chefs: Pinwheels with Pizzazz

  • Saturday, September 8, 11am-12:30pm
  • Member $12; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 8 to 12
  • REGISTER HERE

In this family cooking class, we’ll learn about pinwheels – some basic recipes and then how you can get creative with them, combining your favorite flavors or using what you have in your pantry. We’ll practice preparing fresh vegetables and fruits, rolling up 3 different creations and then enjoying them.

Evening Bug Hunt

  • Friday, September 14, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Member $6; Nonmember $7
  • Best for ages 6 to 11
  • REGISTER HERE

Come learn about the flying, crawling and creeping creatures that come out at night in the Gardens. We’ll start by learning about what types of bugs like the dark, gather our bug hunting equipment and then go exploring. We’ll learn how to take care of our friendly bug neighbors and create a craft to take home.

Family Workshop: Mushrooms and Gnomes in the Gardens

  • Saturday, September 15, 1-2pm
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn all about mushrooms in this crafty and hands-on class. We’ll learn about the basic types of mushrooms and where they grow. Then we’ll finish by making mushrooms and gnomes out of recycled materials, making a little scene to take home and display in a garden or window. If the weather is right, we’ll also go on a mushroom hunt.

Fall Fairy Fashion

  • Saturday, September 22, 10-11am
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 5 to 9
  • REGISTER HERE

Fairies are known for their great style, and fall fairies are especially colorful! Join us on the Autumn Equinox as we create our very own fall fairies from natural materials. We will read a fairy book for fashion inspiration, then head out for a walk around the Children’s Garden to collect materials to create our fabulous fairies. Costumes welcome!