- Week days through August 19, 10am-noon, Drop-In
- Children’s Garden porch
Weekly Walk-Ups are back this year and more creative than ever! Dates are June 6-August 19, 10am-Noon on the Children’s Garden Porch. It’s drop-in activities, come and go. $2 suggested donation per child. Sorry, no groups please. Contact Lily Christman at (405) 445-5162 for group activities. Get the flyer.
Yoga Series Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 5:45pm
- Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
- Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge depending on weather
- Members FREE, Nonmembers $10
- Must be 16 and older
- No preregistration required
This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t they will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!
SONIC Summer Movies Begin!
- Great Lawn/Bandshell
- Wednesdays, June 22 – August 3, 2016
- Pre-event activities 8pm, Film at 9pm
A much-loved summer tradition is back thanks to our sponsor SONIC, American’s Drive-In! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger and fries from the Ice House, hot dog from J’s Ice Cube or from our line-up of food trucks. Blankets on the north side of the lawn, chairs on the right!
The 2016 Summer Line-up:
June 29 — Hotel Transylvania 2
July 6 — Three Amigos
July 13 — Minions
July 20 — Hook
July 27 — Spiderman (2002 version)
August 3 — Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Friday, June 24, 1:30 – 3pm
- Terrace Room and Children’s Garden Porch
- Members $8; Nonmembers $10
- Best for Ages 6-10
- Register by Monday, June 20
In this class we’ll talk all about butterflies, not just how beautiful they are, but also how important and impressive their lives are. We’ll see butterflies up close, learn all about them with a fun game and make butterfly antennae and proboscis (that’s a butterflies tongue!) to wear home. Butterfly wings are encouraged.
Monarch Exhibit Sneak Peak and Celebration
- Friday, June 24, 6 – 8pm
- Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Conservatory
- $10 admission includes appetizers, 1 drink and a sneak-preview of the Conservatory Exhibit
- Register by Friday, June 17
- Ages 21 and up
Did you know the monarch population has decreased by 90% in recent years? Artist Christie Hackler has long been fascinated by this creature and is focused on creative ways to turn the decline around. Join us and get the first glimpse into our conservatory at Christie’s captivating and beautiful exhibit. Pollinator-inspired food and drinks will be served and Christie will be around to discuss her works, her efforts to save the monarch, and to share a little about the smaller pieces we’ll have for sale during the exhibit.
Gardens Walking Tour
- Last Saturday of Every Month, June 25, 10am
- South Lobby and Garden Grounds
- Walkups Welcome!
- No preregistration required
Join us for our Myriad Gardens Walking Tour program! The tours, “Plants for Color” or “Plants for Water Conservation,” highlight plants in each season around the Gardens. Enjoy guided tours at 10am the last Saturday of each month or pick up a self-guided tour handout in our south lobby.
- Saturday, June 25, 11am – 2pm
- Members $35; Nonmembers $40
- Terrace Room & Children’s Garden
- Register by Tuesday, June 21
In this informative and fascinating workshop we’ll focus on why pollinators are so important and the little things you can do to help pollinators and their favorite plants thrive in Oklahoma.
- 11am– Noon Beekeeping 101 with Randy Brady, Beekeeper and Owner of Cripple Creek Farms
- Noon–1pm Lunch with Monica Arndt, Herbalist and owner of Skyridge Farm Café
- 1–2pm Lovely Lavender with Lori Coats, Myriad Gardens Employee and Herb Expert
International Mud Day – SOLD OUT
- Wednesday, June 29, 10am – Noon
- Pavilion Lawn and Thunder Fountain
- All ages welcome
- SOLD OUT
Come experience the magnificence of MUD and you’ll see why playing in the dirt is proven to make you happier, healthier, and even smarter. We’ll make mud pies, mud fairy houses, and so mud more! You can even roll in the mud if the spirit moves you. House of Clay will be on site for some “make and takes” like pinch pots, mud medallions, seed bombs, and snails for your fairy house! A rinsing area will be available, but remember to wear your play clothes and shoes—and kids, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit for the Thunder Fountain!
PUBLIC EVENTS HAPPENING AT THE GARDENS, PRODUCED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
June 2-25, 8pm, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays through
Water Stage at the Myriad Gardens
From their site: Love’s in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonato’s daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Claudio’s friend Benedick and Leonato’s lively niece Beatrice hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults. But their world is shattered when Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero. A linguistically challenged guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love.
Arts Council of OKC’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by Devon
- Sundays, June 12-September 25, 7:30-9pm
- Great Lawn/Bandshell
From their site: Enjoy summer even more with the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by Devon, every Sunday night, June 12 through mid-September, 7:30-9pm on our Great Lawn and Bandshell! Bring a picnic, chairs, blankets, etc. Make it family night out or a fun date!
The entire line-up:
June 26 – Sugar Free Allstars & Spaghetti Eddie (kindie rock)
July 3 – The Push (rock & roll)
July 4 – Borderline (country)
July 10 – Direct Connect (jazz/r&b)
July 17 – Hannah Wolff (pop)
July 24 – Jahmystics (reggae)
July 31 – Susan Herdon & Sky Smeed (singer/song writers)
August 7 – Moetowne Alex (Motown)
August 14 – Mountain Smoke (bluegrass)
August 21 – Orquesta D’Calle (salsa)
August 28 – Built for Speed (covers)
September 4 – The Notionaries (indie pop)
September 11 – Meanstreak (rock/pop rock covers)
September 18 – Al Good Orchestra (big band)
September 25 – Shortt Dogg (funk/r&b)