June in the Gardens

June in the Gardens

Hello June! Get ready — we’ve got a lot to offer for super summer fun! 

SPECIAL EVENT & RELATED EVENTS

Children’s Garden Festival: Where The Wild Things Are

  • June 7-16, 2019, 10am-5pm daily
  • Children’s Garden
  • $8 per person, includes a free ride on Mo’s Carousel
  • Members free! Join online at myriadgardens.org
  • Ages 2 and under are free.

Journey into the wonderful land of imagination and mischief at the Myriad Gardens’ annual Children’s Garden Festival, Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10am-5pm daily. The Children’s Garden is transformed into a world of Wild Things as we celebrate the 50th year of one of America’s most beloved children’s books. Enjoy crafts, activities and imaginative displays that will capture the essence of all things “Wild.”

Sponsored by Devon Energy, E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Express Employment International, and Goldfish Swim School. Gardens’ members are free and get to skip the line! Become a member here. 

For a list of the many activities visit Wild Things.

Sensory Night in Where the Wild Things Are
Sponsored by Sprouts

  • Friday, June 14, 6-7:30 pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • $10 per member participant, adults FREE
  • $12 per non-member per participant, adults FREE
  • REGISTER HERE

An event for families with children with special needs, join us inside the Children’s Garden for Where the Wild Things Are Sensory Night. This event provides a more controlled and welcoming environment to experience our Children’s Garden Festival. No loud music and smaller crowds. We will have festive booths, crafts, and activities for everyone to enjoy.

YOUTH

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Visitor Center Lobby
  • 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.

Little Saplings

  • Tuesday, June 11, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • REGISTER HERE

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.

Sprouting Chefs: Ice Cream in a Bag

  • Saturday, June 15, 10-11:30am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $11; Nonmember $13
  • Donna Jung, FCS Extension Educator with Canadian County
  • For families, preferably kids ages 5 and up
  • REGISTER BY JUNE 11 HERE

Learn an easy way to make ice cream without any fancy kitchen equipment so you can enjoy it all summer long! We’ll start off by learning how to make ice cream in a bag using simple ingredients. Then we’ll use healthy toppings to decorate our homemade ice cream, including the fruit of all kinds, granola, and other fresh ingredients.

Summer Celebration Series: Pollinators

  • Friday, June 21, 10am-2pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • Member $5; Nonmember $7

Nothing says “Happy National Pollinator Week” quite as well as the Pollinator Celebration in the Children’s Garden! Come out and learn about the many different creatures that play a vital role in our world through a series of interactive booths that include demonstrations, science, hands-on activities, crafts, games and more.

Weekly Walkups

  • June 24 – August 9, Monday – Friday, 10am – Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Drop-in activities; $2 suggested donation per child

Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants. Groups of 10 or more please contact Lily Christman, at (405) 445-5162, for more information about group activities. Themes are: Make-it Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, “Think Green” Thursdays and Find-it Fridays.

ADULTS

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA
Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 9 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, ALL yoga is FREE. In the months of June, July, and August we move to FREE yoga three times weekly!

Growing Fruit in Oklahoma

Learn how to get started with home fruit growing, from choosing plants to site considerations and including details of soils, planting, subsequent care including pruning and dealing with pests and problems.

Myriad Kitchen: Coffee

  • Saturday, June 22, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • REGISTER HERE

Coffee Slingers Roasters has handcrafted original beverages to use coffee as a means of building positive bridges. This interactive class will focus on coffee sourcing in Central America, as well as the key fundamentals of roasting and the farm-to-cup concept.

Highlights in Botanical Drawing Workshop

  • Saturday, June 29, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom & Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Member $29; Nonmember $34
  • REGISTER HERE BY JUNE 25

Immerse yourself in botanical drawing with pencil, toned paper and white compressed charcoal. Begin with a group instructional warmup session, and then stroll into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory to discover your own spaces and subjects to draw.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, June 29, 10am
  • Every last Saturday of the month
  • Meet in the Visitor Lobby, located at the south end of the Crystal Bridge
  • Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs are always welcome
  • FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational FREE walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our south lobby. Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs always welcome.

EVENTS

Together Square Grand Opening

  • Sunday, June 2, 2-5pm
  • FREE
  • Family Activities

Join us for the Grand Opening of Together Square with partners OG&E, Energy FC, Energy Assist Foundation, Team Griffin Basketball, and the Myriad Gardens. Enjoy an afternoon of family, fun-filled activities in the heart of downtown. Come enjoy basketball and futsal fun on the new courts, food trucks, music, activities for kids and a grand celebration of the new safe place to play in downtown Oklahoma City. Learn futsal/soccer and basketball tips Energy FC players and Team Griffin.

Barre3 in the Gardens

  • Monday, June 10, 7pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Bandshell
  • Bring yoga mat and water
  • FREE

Barre3 continues at the Gardens for another season of FREE community outdoor fitness. Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Meet at The Devon Lawn. We’ll be led by an amazing team from Barre3. Bring your own yoga mat, water and plenty of gusto! This is an amazing workout. Other dates are September 9 and October 14.

SONIC Summer Movies

  • Wednesdays, June 19 – July 24
  • Devon Lawn and Bandshell
  • 8pm Pre-show festivities, 9pm Movie begins
  • FREE Thanks to SONIC!

SONIC Summer Movies at Myriad Botanical Gardens, a much-loved summer tradition is back. Activities, food and lots of fun returns each Wednesday, July 9 to July 24, on the Great Lawn. Thanks to SONIC Drive-In these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from our line-up of food trucks. Movies start at 9 pm. with pre-fun starting around 8 p.m. Participants using blankets will sit one side, lawn chairs to the other side.

Trolls: June 19
A League of Their Own: June 26
Top Gun: July 3
Annie: July 10
Wonder: July 17
Aquaman: July 24

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run/Summer Solstice

  • Friday, June 21
  • Run leaves at 8 pm/Ride leaves at 8:30 pm
  • Suggested donation $5 per person

Celebrate the longest day of the year and onset of summer in the Gardens. Join the Full Moon Bike Ride and Run with Schlegel Bicycles and OK Runner, engage with craft activities and sand art and listen to sweet, summer tunes from Mutt Radio. Come fly your kite and enjoy children’s outdoor activities, bubble wands, and face painting. Food trucks will be on site. Pricing and more online at myriadgardens.org

International Mud Day

Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union

  • June 29, 9am–Noon
  • Devon Lawn
  • Members $5/Nonmembers $10
  • REGISTER HERE

Create clay critters with House of Clay to take home and, if the spirit moves you, take a mud bath in the dirty, yet delightful mess. Kids will get goggles to protect their eyes and a clean-up station will be available to wash up. Wear appropriate clothes and/or bring your swimsuit for the Thunder Fountain.