Youth & Family

Programs for children and families include family classes and workshops, and weekend and evening educational events. All programs for children and families are designed to foster an appreciation of nature that encourages a lifelong interest in science and the natural world. Information about currently scheduled family and children's programs is available in the Garden's Calendar of Classes and Events.

Garden Explorations

Every summer the Garden hosts special workshops at the kid in all of us. Each child registration includes a guided exploration romp through the Garden and time with microscopes or other fun tools in the lab. Parents can register for the same price and join their child, or enjoy a leisurely light breakfast on the cottage deck. Topics for Garden Explorations range from owls and bees to flowers and thorns. 

The Discovery Garden

We're making changes!

The Discovery Garden is being redesigned to make way for Walk through the Watershed. This new exhibition will feature updated displays, school programs, teen volunteer opportunities, teacher training, web resources, and much more! Thanks to the Steinmetz Foundation, Ji Ji Foundation, and Towbes Foundation for their generous support as we work to transform this Arroyo Section exhibition. The goal for Walk through the Watershed is to reach beyond the Garden's borders and support healthy ecosystems. We are offering this new place-based approach to demonstrate the connections from wildland to urban environments.

For more information or to get involved, contact Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of Education.