ILLUMINATIONS: Starry Starry Night presented by OGE Energy Corp.

  • Crystal Bridge Conservatory plus exterior lighting
  • November 27, 2019, through January 5, 2020
  • Wednesdays through Sundays, 6-9 pm
  • Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • $6 for members; $8 for nonmembers; Children 2 and under are free

Presented by OGE Energy Corp.

Sponsored by Devon Energy, Downtown OKC Partnership, Delta Dental, R.K. Black Inc., E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Absentee Shawnee TribeTinker Federal Credit Union, Lopez Foods, Floyd’s RVPlatt College, and Colcord Hotel.

Our immersive light installation celebrating the holidays returns to the Crystal Bridge Conservatory Wednesday, November 27. The entire Bridge serves as a canvas for moving lights choreographed to music, inviting visitors inside for a curated and creative experience. Inspiration for this year’s show is the swirling blue and gold images of the painting The Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh. For more information visit here.

Polar Express PJ & Pancake Party

Sponsored by Platt College

  • Saturday, December 14, 9:30-11 am
  • Park House Event Center
  • Member with skates: $25
  • Nonmember with skates: $30
  • No Ice Skates: $20
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us for a morning of holiday festivities in the Park House Event Center. Ticket includes skating at the Devon Ice Rink, hot cocoa and delicious pancakes. We’ll have holiday crafts, too! Our special guest, Santa, will also make an appearance to read The Polar Express to children in the audience.

The Gift of Botanical Drawings

  • Saturday, December 14, 3 pm
  • The Garden Classroom & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • Member $29; Nonmember $34
  • Debby Kaspari, Artist & Illustrator
  • Register by December 1    
  • REGISTRATION HERE

Escape the winter by immersing yourself in drawing botanical holiday gifts with specially toned paper, terra cotta colored pencils and white pastels. Begin with a group instructional warmup session, and then stroll into the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory to discover your own spaces and subjects to draw. Materials provided.

Sensory Santa Morning

Sponsored by Bank of Oklahoma

  • Sunday, December 15, 9-10:30am
  • Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Accompanying adults FREE
  • REGISTER HERE

This is an event tailored to families with children with special needs. Join us inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory for a morning with Santa. We will have festive booths with activities for children. Santa will be in a designated spot for photos throughout the morning. No loud music.

Winter Mornings at Myriad Gardens

  • Thursday, December 19, 10 am-12 pm REGISTER HERE
  • Friday, December 20, 10 am-12 pm REGISTER HERE
  • South Lobby Visitor Center and Garden Classroom
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8 (1 free adult Crystal Bridge admission per paying child)
  • All ages welcome

Between 10 am and noon guests will have the opportunity to make a natural ornament, learn about winter plants and animals at the education table, play games, read a holiday book, and embark on a scavenger hunt in the Crystal Bridge and Children’s Garden. Then, make a cup of hot chocolate and join us in the Garden Classroom for more holiday festivities!

Gingerbread House Decoration

  • Thursday, December 19, 6:30 pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $39; Nonmember $45
  • Lily Peppers, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Youth & School’s Program Coordinator
  • Register by December 1  
  • REGISTER HERE

‘Tis the season to decorate a beautiful gingerbread house.  All supplies provided, including gingerbread structure, frosting, candies for decorating and a little learning as well.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, December 28, 10-11 am
  • Garden Grounds (meet in South Lobby Visitor Center)
  • FREE
  • Every last Saturday of each month

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational 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 welcome.

ONGOING

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays 5:30 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
  • Check for locations on our social media. Through the winter indoor locations include the south lobby of the Crystal Bridge and the Park House
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Thanks to our new presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, yoga is offered two times weekly free of charge.

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday at 10 am
  • The South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

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.

JANUARY 

Learn to Curl

  • Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens
  • Saturdays, 9am-10:30am
    • December 21, SOLD OUT
    • ONE SPACE LEFT: January 4, REGISTER HERE
    • January 18, SOLD OUT
  • Member $20; Nonmember $25

Bring your family and friends and join Oklahoma Curling Club members as they walk through the etiquette and rules of curling. Dress warm, wear rubber-soled shoes and prepare for a fun morning on the ice. All other equipment will be provided. Book now before it sells out!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

  • January 20, 10am-1pm
  • Park House Event Center and Visitor Center, south entrance
  • FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME
  • Art Demonstrations by Jasmine Jones and Lawrence Naff
  • Enjoy Mamas Brown Suga food truck
  • $2 suggested donation for crafts

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a morning of performances by DWe Williams and the Ebony Voices in Park House Event Center from 10-11:30 am, then join us in the Visitor Center from 11:30 am-1 pm for food, live art demonstrations by local artists, Oklahoma artisan vendors, and create unique crafts with our education staff.

Sensory Rainforest Adventure

  • Saturday, January 25, 10 – 11:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, January 21
  • REGISTER HERE

Warm-up inside the toasty Crystal Bridge Conservatory 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. We’ll touch, smell and then get to taste our way through the tropics, finishing the class with a rainforest fruit tasting. 

Winter Photography Workshop

  • Saturday, January 25, 1pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $18; Nonmember $24
  • Doug Hoke, Director of Photography, The Oklahoman
  • Register by Tuesday, January 21
  • REGISTER HERE

Escape the cold weather by taking part in a unique adventure through the viewfinder of a camera. Capture vibrant photos of the desert and rainforest ecosystems inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Program begins in the classroom and then proceeds to the conservatory for further hands-on instruction. Bring your own camera or iPhone.

The Devon Ice Rink

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3-9; Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 11am-9pm
  • $13 per person, includes skate rentals; $8 per person if you bring your own skates; $8 per person for military; Gardens Members skate for $7, includes skate rental
    • Group Rate (10 or more guests) is $9 includes skates. Advanced reservations required for groups.

Each holiday season, the Myriad Botanical Gardens transforms its seasonal plaza into the Devon Ice Rink, making for a winter wonderland set in a bustling downtown setting. At Devon Ice Rink, you can skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings. Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights of the Devon Ice Rink.

On-going

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays 5:30 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
  • Check for locations on our social media. Through the winter indoor locations include the south lobby of the Crystal Bridge and the Park House
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

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

Reading Wednesdays

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

Bring your toddler 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.

Junction Coffee Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays, 7am-3pm

Junction Coffee will park its double-decker bus curbside at the Devon Lawn