Youth Classes

Youth Classes

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday
  • May 22, & 29, 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

  • 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

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.

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

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!

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
  • 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.


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

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.