MAY

Little Saplings

  • Every other Tuesday
  • May 28; June 11, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before
  • PICK A DATE 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.

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

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

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 9 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center and find out the location which changes depending on the season or watch our social media @myriadgardens
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water, and an “open mind”
  • 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 twice weekly.

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • 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.

Navy Southwest’s 32nd Street Brass Band performance

  • Thursday, May 30, 11 am and then again at 7 pm
  • Bandshell and The Devon Lawn
  • FREE

In celebration of Navy Week (May 27-June 2) the Navy Southwest’s 32nd Street brass band will present two concerts in the Gardens. A short performance at 11 am followed by a full brass band performance at 7 pm. This band, stationed in San Diego, CA, is a New Orleans-style brass ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire of classic and contemporary hits. Audiences will enjoy dynamic jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and current popular songs. 32nd Street Brass Band engages and captivates audiences with its high-energy style. Food trucks will be on the lawn throughout the day as well as multiple Navy vendors including recruiters and an aircraft squadron from Tinker Air Force Base.

Family Workshop: Twig Engineering

  • Thursday, May 30, 2-3pm
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 8 to 11
  • Register by Friday, May 24
  • REGISTER HERE

Calling all future scientists, engineers, and foresters! Kids will use their imagination and STEAM skills to create twig boats out of natural materials. We’ll discuss ideas for successful boats and put our designs to the test as we work in family or friend teams to craft small vessels that can float, move and hold cargo. We’ll end the class by testing our creations on real, open water!

Summer Celebration Series: Weather

  • Friday, May 31, 10 am-2 pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • Member $5; Nonmember $7

Join us for the first of three Summer Celebrations in the Children’s Garden as we explore the thunderous topic of weather! Demonstrations, hands-on activities, experiments, crafts, games and more will be available for families to learn about cloud types, storm formations, and weather prediction. You won’t want to miss this exciting event for the entire family!