Classes for Youth

Classes for Youth

Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens

  • Saturday, March 2, 10 am-noon
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Classroom
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 8
  • Register by Tuesday, February 26

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, his wonderful books and the earth! We’ll have everyone’s favorite character, Cat In the Hat, here to read stories and tell fun Dr. Seuss facts. Kids can learn from the Lorax about how to take care of our animal and plant friends while visiting our special Oklahoma City Zoo visitors. We’ll also have Dr. Seuss inspired crafts and a fun photo op area.

Little Saplings – Spring Session

  • Every other Tuesday from March to June
  • March 5, 19; April 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, at 10 am
  • March 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • The Garden Classroom
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.

Spring Break in the Gardens

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays during Spring Break
  • March 12, 14, 19, 21, 10am-Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • $3 per child

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162.

The Story of a Tree

  • Saturday, March 16, 10-11:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 7 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, March 19

Celebrate the start of Oklahoma Arbor Week by exploring the story of a tree and then telling your own story. We’ll use real tree slices to learn about the layers inside a tree, how they help the tree grow and how to use tree rings to learn a tree’s story. Then we’ll create our own tree slices to tell our life stories as trees. We’ll end by going on a scavenger hunt to find the most interesting trees in the gardens.