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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 afleener@myriadgardens.org

 

“I was a school administrator and teacher for 20 years so I’m picky and I loved everything about this class!”

— Bobbi Cummins

 

Bringing Books to LifeMBG_books_reading

  • Every Wednesday, 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.

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Bringing Books to Lifebooks - ann

  • Every Wednesday in April10 – 11am
  • Crystal Bridge Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story.

 

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union Children’s GardenEaster

  • Saturday, April 4
  • 10am- ages 4 and under
  • 10:30am- ages 5-10
  • Members $5, Non-members $10

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Kids will enjoy activities, egg hunts with prizes and visits from the Gardens Easter Bunny! Tinker Federal Credit Union’s Save-A-Tron will be on hand and two lucky children will win $200 SaveAbles Kids Club accounts. Space is limited, so don’t dawdle!

 

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Midtown Vets Easter Pooch

  • Saturday, April 4, 3pm
  • Great Lawn
  • Members $5; Non-members $10
  • Dogs must be leashed and have proof of current vaccinations

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We didn’t want to leave out your favorite furry friends this year, so we decided to have a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, too. Bring your leashed dog to the Great Lawn for a tail-wagging good time. When your dog touches one of the plastic eggs with his nose, into your basket it goes. Some will have treats and some will have stickers. Turn in the stickers you find to get a prize for your pup.

 

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet2ND-parkhouse

  • Sunday, April 5
  • Park House Restaurant
  • For reservations, call 405-232-PARK
  • Adults $39.95, Children 12 and under $13.95
  • Children ages 3 and under are free

Join us at the Park House restaurant for a lovely Easter Sunday Brunch. Guests will enjoy an endless buffet created by Chef Jonathan Krell including a variety of seasonal specialties and traditional brunch items: cage-free eggs, house-made sausage, fresh fruits, delicious salads and sides.

 

Hello Spring!HELLOSPRING2015

  • Saturday April 11, 11am-2pm
  • Children’s Garden, Great Lawn, Pavilion Lawn
  • Free (with optional paid activities)
  • All ages welcome

Say hello to spring, sunshine and welcome the breeze of the season. There will be live musical performances by Sugar Free All-stars, Spaghetti Eddie and the Lyric Theatre’s Academy Kids, kite demonstrations by the Tulsa Wind Riders, games, bubble activities, face painting, live animals, vendors and more. Grab your lawn chair, blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy with your family or visit the food trucks on site. Bring your own kite to fly or purchase one while you’re here.

 

Worms with a Purpose!mbg_worm

  • Saturday, April 18, 11am – Noon
  • Children’s Garden
  • $4 members; $6 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, April 14
  • Best for ages 5-10

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Did you know that our slimy little friends the worms can get eat our trash AND help our gardens flourish? Come learn some fun info about worms, create a wormy craft, play a fun game, and teach you how to create your very own vermicomposting bin. Led by Dr. Ann Fleener, director of education.

 

Put Your Stamp on Earth Daymbg_earth_day

  • Wednesday, April 22, 11am – 1pm
  • Festival of the Arts Go Green Tent;
  • Southwest Corner of Myriad Gardens

Join us as we partner with the Festival of the Arts to create a piece of “green” community art. We’ll flex our upcycling muscle as we create an Earth Day sign from a canvas, vegetables and soy based ink. We’ll create our piece of art using “vegetable stamps” and display it in our Children’s Garden for the remainder of the Festival of the Arts.

 

Bringing Gardens to Life: APRIL SHOWERS!mbg_april_showers

  • Wednesday, April 29, 11am – Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Suggested donation $2/child

After enjoying Bringing Books to Life at 10am, come to the Children’s Garden and learn about why rainwater is the best water for plants. Each child will plant a seed pot and then upcycle a gallon jug into a decorative watering can to care for their plant as it grows. We’ll also be checking out the rain barrel in the garden to see how it collects and stores rainwater.