Breakfast in the Bridge

“I didn’t realize so much of what we eat comes from the tropics. Well done, Lily!”

“Lily was great!” –Maryssa Dupre

“Lily was great & enthusiastic!” –Meri

“We enjoyed this morning, thank you. Excellent presenter!”

Plant Science

 “Lily did a great job! Very patient and makes sure all children are involved!”

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. 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.

Little Saplings Series

  • Every Other Tuesday
  • April 24; May 8, 22; June 5, 19, 10 – 11am
  • Little Sapling Series
  • Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • Register by Friday before

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds. Every Little Saplings event will include a sensory bin, a song, and a game.


Budding Artists

  • Saturday, April 14, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Garden Room and Outdoor Grounds
  • Jeanne Parkhurst, art teacher extraordinaire
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 10 

Welcome spring by creating colorful painted masterpieces of the garden grounds. Jeanne Parkhurst will get the art experience started by leading participants in practicing observational skills and basic drawing techniques. Then, the group will explore together, seeking of signs of spring and inspiration and then painting the things discovered.

Family Workshop: Flower and Leaf Pressing

  • Friday, April 20, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $10; Nonmember $12
  • Best for ages 6 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 17

Preserve your favorite leaves and flowers and turn them into art, bookmarks and cards at this creative workshop. Participants will learn how to press leaves and flowers, look at some already pressed samples and try their own hands at the art. Each child will leave with their own flower press to continue the harvesting and crafting at home.

Sprouting Chefs: Pasta Primavera

  • Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $11; Nonmember $14
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 24 

Kids will learn about different vegetables and how to prepare them as the class creates a fresh and flavorful pasta primavera. Participants will get to practice proper knife techniques, learn how to boil water and how to make perfectly-cooked pasta. The session will conclude with participants eating the tasty creations for a delicious and healthful learning and lunch experience. 

Jackson Pollock Seed Bomb Garden

  • Saturday, April 28, 1 to 3 p.m., come-and-go
  • Children’s Garden
  • Member $2; Nonmember $3
  • Abigail Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Best for ages 5 to 9, but all ages welcome

Jackson Pollack was an artist whose canvases looked like color explosions. Young artists will make their own color explosion flower gardens using homemade seed bombs. We’ll make wildflower seed bombs and then we’ll toss them into a freshly dug garden bed. Later, come back to watch the ‘composition’ grow!  Kids will also make a few of your own seed bombs for their home gardens.