“Our kids love Miss Lily!”
“Ms. Lily is a great teacher! Very fun!”
“Great class! The girls loved it!”
“This class was so much fun! Our love for the birds –and for being good stewards of nature – was really elevated!” –Linda Collado
“The class was perfect! I liked that it was a small class with more than enough supplies. This will definitely be our new Christmas tradition. Thank you!” –LaMeisha Cheridor
“Lily was great! Well organized and fun.” -Brittnee

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, at 10 am
  • Visitor Center Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday with Miss Georgia. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story. Best for ages 2-5. Siblings are always welcome! 

Crystal Bridge Rainforest Adventure

  • Saturday, April 10, 2-3:30pm
  • The Garden Classroom and Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • M $10; NM $12
  • Best for ages 6-10
  • Register by Tuesday, April 6

Take a final trip with your family into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory before renovations begin and learn all about wonderful and helpful rainforest plants. We’ll go on a scavenger hunt to discover surprising rainforest plants and how we use them as we touch, smell and taste our way through the tropics. The class finishes with a rainforest fruit tasting.

Family Workshop: Earth Day Nature Walk

  • Thursday, April 22, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • M $6; NM $8
  • Best for ages 5-11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 20

Celebrate Earth Day by spending time outside in nature with your family. We’ll learn how to use all our senses, gather a nature collection together and build a mandala with the collected items. We’ll also discuss ways we can act every day to help Mother Earth, not just on her birthday.

Family Workshop: Pressed Flowers and Leaves

  • Thursday, May 20, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom or Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
  • M $12; NM $15
  • Best for ages 6 to 11
  • Register by Friday, May 14

Learn how to turn beautiful blooms and bold leaves into craft creations. We’ll start by learning about and collecting materials from the garden, then head inside to preserve our findings. Each attendee will go home with their own small book of pressed flowers and ideas for making crafts year-round.

In keeping with recommendations and requirements from city, county, and state officials regarding COVID-19:

  • Pre-registration is required to attend as numbers will be limited.
  • Masks are required including the instructor.
  • All attendees must social distance in order to participate. While inside we will physically distance chairs for easy seating.