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Children’s Programs


The Myriad Botanical Gardens offer learning opportunities for students of all ages. The primary purpose of these programs is to help kindle a sense of curiosity about the world that we live in. Classes and tours are interdisciplinary, hands-on, and support state and national standards. Below you will find a list of class descriptions offered for the 2014-2015 school year as well as guided tour information and tax exempt group rate costs (10+ students). The Myriad Botanical Gardens requests that there be one chaperone per ten students. Please contact (405) 445-7094 or email


Bringing Books to LifeMBG_books_reading

  • Every Wednesday January-March, 10 – 11am
  • Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
  • 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.


Dr. George Washington Carver and the Amazing PeanutMBG_peanuts

  • Saturday, February 7
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Terrace Room
  • $5 members; $7 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, February 3
  • Best for ages 5-9
  • Register here

Did you know that there are more than 300 different uses for peanuts? Celebrate Black History Month by learning about Dr. George Washington Carver, the man who made the peanut indispensable as a food source. In this class we’ll learn about the peanut as we play fun games, create a craft, and enjoy a tasting of several yummy peanut foods. Led by Director of Education Dr. Ann Fleener.


Flaky Fun: Celebrating the SnowflakeMBG_snowflake_education

  • Friday, February 20
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Terrace Room
  • $5 members; $7 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, February 17
  • Best for ages 3-7
  • Register online here

In this one-of-a-kind class, we’ll talk about what causes snow, if it’s good for plants and animals, and one of the yummy recipes you can make with snow. We’ll also read a book or two, create our own pretend snow to play with, and make Frozen inspired crafts to take home. Class led by Dr. Ann Fleener, Gardens Director of Education.


Lettuce Open the Hoop House! Lettuce open the hoop house

  • Wednesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Children’s Garden; Kerry Rapp, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Free (suggested donation of $2/child)
  • Walkups welcome!
  • Best for ages 2-5

Make it a morning at the Gardens. Come to Bringing Books to Life at 10am in the Crystal Bridge for a reading of “Lettuce Grows on the Ground.”  Then join us afterwards in the Children’s Garden at 11am where we will see veggies growing in winter!  We’ll open up the hoop house and learn about the leafy greens growing inside and enjoy some tasty samples.  Kids can plant their own lettuce seeds in pots to take home.