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JUMP INTO JANUARY AT THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS

It’s a new year of fun and educational activities at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Whether you’re looking to get fit, learn about gardening or see some great art, we’ve got you covered. Lots for the kids to do, too!

Devon Ice RinkDevonIceRinkLogo

  • Ongoing through Feb. 1
  • Hours: 3-9 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 3-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Saturday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • $12 per person; OR $7 per person if you are a Gardens member

 

KIND Yoga SeriesMBG_yoga_alexis

  • Every Tuesday Evening in January, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Inside the Crystal Bridge
  • FREE for members; $10 nonmembers

This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. We’ll meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series! Sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks.

 

Bringing Books to LifeMBG bringing books to life

  • Every Wednesday in January, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • 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.

 

Special Skate Night: The Cold Never Bothered Me Anywaymyriadgardens on Instagram-5

  • Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m.
  • Devon Ice Rink
  • Members, $7 per person; Non-members, $12 per person for all ages

Do you want to build a snowman? We know better – let it go and come skate at the Devon Ice Rink on this special night. Meet your favorite snowman, reindeer and princess characters and skate until you’re almost frozen!

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concert by the OU, UCO, and OCU Gospel ChoirsMLK Day

  • Monday, Jan. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • South Lobby of Crystal Bridge
  • Free admission

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through traditional and contemporary gospel music performed by the fantastic gospel choirs of OCU, UCO and OU. Each choir is magnificent on its own but together they create an experience that is moving and extraordinary.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Reading and Weeding Volunteer EventMBG volunteers

Come honor Matrin Luther King Jr.’s life of service at the Myriad Gardens! Participants are encouraged to bring a book for donation and stay to help with our garden beautification! Volunteers will help weed, mulch and rake with our horticulture staff. RSVP to Toni Lee at tlee@myriadgardens.org

 

Winter Explorersmbg_squirrel_winter

  • Tuesday, January 20, 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Water Plaza Room and Myriad Garden Grounds
  • $5 members; $7 nonmembers
  • Best for ages 3-6
  • Registration requested by Friday, January 16
  • Register online here

Enjoy a winter adventure with our Director of Education Dr. Ann Fleener! You’ll learn about how plants and animals survive Oklahoma’s harsh winters, play games as we learn about the plants and animals of winter, explore evergreen trees, look for winter birds, and create a homemade birdfeeder. Part of our time will be spent outside so dress for the weather!

 

Free Member Skate DayMBG_skating family

  • Tuesday, January 20, 3-7 p.m.
  • Devon Ice Rink

Show your membership card and the skating and skate rental are free! Family membership entitles bearer to 4 free skate passes; dual/individual member receives two.

 

Myriad Gardens Fine Art Series presents Monkey Do, New Works by Matt GoadMBG_mattgoad_art_monkey

  • January 22 – February 27
  • FREE Public Opening Reception, Thursday, January 29, 5-7 p.m.
  • South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • Exhibit is open to the public during regular Crystal Bridge hours

Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, and venturing into the realm of paintings on canvas in 2007. Whimsical, geometric, simple and complex, his paintings of animals and nature draw inspiration from classic graphic design and pop art reproduction of the mid-20th century. The discovery of woodcut printing during college was a major turning point in Matt’s development of his illustration style he refers to as “chunkism,” utilizing stencils and acrylics to create a world where nature and geometry meet and have a baby.

 

Herbs for Health and HealingDifferent Herbs In Pots

  • Saturday, January 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT!
  • Terrace Room; Monica Arndt, Herbalist and Owner of Sky Ridge Farms
  • $12 members; $15 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, January 20

Ever wanted to know how to treat a headache or stomach ache naturally? How about clearing up your skin without using expensive creams? Then this class is for you! Join Monica Arndt, gardener and herb farmer, as she discusses plants that can be used as natural remedies to promote better health. We’ll conclude the class by making a soothing hand salve along with an herbal honey blend for you to take home and enjoy. Monica will also bring a beautiful selection of her farm-grown herbs to sell.

 

Delicious, Delectable Hot Chocolate AdventureMBG_hot_chocolate_education

  • Saturday, January 24, 1– 2 p.m.
  • Water Plaza Room and Crystal Bridge Conservatory; Dr. Ann Fleener, Gardens Director of Education
  • $8 members; $10 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, January 20
  • Best for ages 5-9
  • Register online here

Come in out of the cold with your little one and warm up as we talk about the chocolate tree and all the delicious products we get from it. We’ll, go on a hunt for the chocolate tree in our conservatory, then dissect one of the chocolate tree fruits, and discuss how bitter beans turn into delicious deserts. We’ll make three chocolate drinks to enjoy, including the classic hot chocolate and an ancient Aztec drink.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: “Hunting for Orchid Treasure”MBG Orchids 101

  • Thursday, January 29, noon
  • Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Free to the public

Get a sneak peak at the interpretive theme of this year’s Orchid Show, Jewel Orchids: Treasures of the Rainforest. Curator Nate Tschaenn shares tales of people driven by greed, curiosity, or just a sense of adventure to comb through dangerous and unknown terrain in search these botanical treasures. Earthquakes, shipwrecks, cannibals, wild animals are just a few of the hazards faced by explorers in these tales.

 

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