Youth Classes

Youth Classes

SOLD OUT: Sprouting Chefs: Chocolate for Breakfast

  • Saturday, February 1, 10 – 11:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $13; Nonmember $15
  • Toni Washington, Edmond Mobile Meals
  • Best for ages 7 to 11

In this exploratory and tasty class, we will learn all about where chocolate comes from, how it grows and how it gets turned into beloved chocolate bars. We’ll even go on a hunt to find the chocolate tree growing in the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Then we’ll finish by making and eating our own waffle breakfast, chocolate included! 

The Great Backyard Bird Count

  • Saturday, February 15, 10 – 11:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $4; Nonmember $6
  • Best for families
  • Register by Tuesday, February 11

Count birds in the “backyard” of Myriad Botanical Gardens and join scientists and bird watchers all over the world for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. We’ll learn how to identify common birds in Oklahoma City, then head outside and start counting! In the end, we will record our findings to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University.

Little Saplings, Spring Session

  • Every other Tuesday from March to June, 10-11 am
  • March 3, 17, 31; April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Package rate: Member $21, Nonmember $28
  • Individual tickets: 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.

Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens

  • Saturday, March 7, 10 am-Noon
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Classroom
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 2 to 7
  • Register by Tuesday, March 3

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, his wonderful books and the earth! Everyone’s favorite character, Cat in the Hat, will be on hand as we read stories and tell fun Dr. Seuss facts. Kids can visit our Lorax-inspired educational booth to learn about conservation. We’ll also have related crafts, games and a fun photo op area. 

Family Workshop: Spring Terrariums

  • Friday, March 13, 6-7:30 pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $13; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, March 24

Create a terrarium to brighten up your home and usher winter out! We’ll create an 8-inch glass globe planter using easy-to-care-for succulents and some added spring-inspired mini items. 

Spring Break Pop-Ins

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of Spring Break
  • March 16, 17, 18, 10am-Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • $3 per child

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with a different hands-on activity each day. We’ll plant flower seeds on Monday, do fruit and veggie stamping on Tuesday and create a weather wind stick on Wednesday.

For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162. 


Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 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.