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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 2013-2014 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

 

Children’s Activities, Classes and Offerings

SEPTEMBER 

 

Every Wednesday in September, 10– 11 a.m. Twitter   JL_OKC  We love Summer Story Time at ...

Bringing Books to Life

Lobby of the Crystal Bridge

Free

Best for Ages 2 – 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Presented by Junior League of Oklahoma City.

 

Friday, September 5, 6 – 8 p.m.Red Dirt Rangers Band

Family Night, presented by Devon Featuring the Red Dirt Rangers

6 – 8 p.m.

Great Lawn

FREE

It’s family night on the Great Lawn!!  Lawn games start at 6; the concert is from 6:30 to 8. Bring your picnics and blankets, and come out and enjoy the evening with the lawn filled with a little something fun for everyone. We will have live music by the Red Dirt Rangers and lawn games including Bocce Ball, Horse Shoes, Lawn Bowling, Badminton, Ladder Ball, Giant Dominoes, and Croquet. Food and beverages will be available.

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 8:30 – 10 p.m.Astronomy

Astronomy Night in the Garden

Great Lawn

FREE

Back by popular demand, members of the OKC Astronomy Club and their telescopes will be returning to the gardens for summer nights filled with star gazing. Come check out the moon and the planets and enjoy the beautiful summer night from our great lawn.

 

Saturday, September 20, – 3:30 p.m.apple cider

It’s Cider Time! All About ApplesTerrace Room

Best for ages 5 and up

$8 members; $10 non-members

Learn all about the amazing apple in this family-friendly class! Join our Director of Education, Ann Fleener, where we’ll first talk about the apple tree and where and how it grows. Next, we’ll look at apples up close by dissecting them and discussing each of their fascinating parts. We’ll wrap up the class by making and enjoying homemade apple cider as we paint wooden apple keepsakes to take home.