Hot Chocolate Class, February 2017

  • “Educational, hands on – Loved it!” –Aubrey G.
  • “As always, great presentation! So happy and engaged with the kids! Awesome!” –Jim and Lorna Hudson
  • “So fun!”
  • “Our presenter was awesome!!! Engaging and was able to maintain great classroom boundaries while encouraging appropriate participation from the children!” –Joy C.’
  • “Lily was great (as always)”
  • “Lily ALWAYS does a great job!”
  • “Lily has great enthusiasm and patience.” –Aubrey G.

 

Bringing Gardens to Life

  • February 22, 10:30 – 11:30am
  • South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • Members $2; Nonmembers $3
  • Best for ages 2-5

Stick around after Reading Wednesdays for this fun indoor activity that brings gardens to life, even when it’s cold outside! We will make a nature-based, take-home craft that relates to the book, such as bird seed ornaments or handprint trees. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Christman at (405) 445-5162.

 

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10 – 11am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story.  For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at 405-835-6789.

 

Family Yoga in the Gardens

  • Wednesdays, 5:45pm
  • No late arrivals after 5:50pm
  • Meet in the South Lobby for check-in
  • Members $5, Nonmembers $10
  • Best for ages 5-10

Want to get keep your kids and yourself active during the winter months? Come to the Gardens each week for a fun family yoga course. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. This isn’t just for kids; this is for the ENTIRE family. Come, exercise and unwind from the day together. Classes will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week.

MARCH CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Wednesday, March 1, 10 – 11am

Reading Wednesday Celebrates Dr. Seuss

  • South Lobby
  • Special Guest, The Cat in the Hat
  • FREE ($2 suggested donation)
  • Best for ages 2-7
  • Walk-ups welcome

Join us for a special Reading Wednesday event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and his wonderful books. We’ll have everyone’s favorite character, Cat In the Hat, here to read stories and tell fun Dr. Seuss facts.  Between story times, kids can make Dr. Seuss-inspired crafts and take photos with our quirky cat visitor. 

 

Monday, March 13 through Thursday, March 16, 10am – 2pm

Adventure Week at the Gardens!

The weather is warming, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming! Come celebrate Spring Break with us. Each day we will have hands-on activities and workshops under the pavilion and pavilion lawn. Join us inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory Discovery Room to find your inner builder, scientist, or detective. Then try your luck at our scavenger hunt inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory that houses more than 2,500 plants. End the afternoon with a trip to our outdoor Children’s Garden. Food trucks will be onsite during the lunch hour.

 

Saturday, March 25, 2 – 3pm

Spring Celebration

  • Water Plaza Room
  • Members $8; Nonmembers $10
  • Best for ages 6-10
  • Register by Tuesday, March 14

Come out and celebrate the start of spring with your family. We’ll learn about: bulb flowers that start off the season; dissect a bulb; and then each pot one up to take home. We’ll finish by creating a paper kite to go out and fly. 

 

March 29 10:30 – 11:30am

Bringing Gardens to Life

  • Terrace Room
  • Members $2; Nonmembers $3
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • Last Wednesday of each month

Stick around after Reading Wednesdays for this fun indoor activity that brings gardens to life, even when it’s cold outside! We will make a nature-based, take-home craft that relates to the book, such as bird seed ornaments or handprint trees. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Christman at (405) 445-5162.