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January 2021

FULL! After School: Original Opossums

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This class is FULL! Please join us for our next After School class in February! Learn about the unique adaptations of North America’s only marsupial, the opossum. We’ll look for opossum habitat and animal signs outside on a walk and try an experiment to learn why opossums have opposable thumbs. Drop-Off program, ages 5-10, Free with Membership or Admission, Preregistration required, Program will be held outdoors weather allowing Please register here. 

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Yoga in the Garden

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Practice this calm eastern exercise with instructor Ashley Clayton while overlooking the Garden. Held every Thursday from 6pm-7pm indoors or outside depending on weather. Prices are below. Single Class: Free- Garden Member $10- Non Member Please call for questions at 910.486.0221

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FULL! Homeschool: Inventions from Nature

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This program is FULL! Please join us for our next Homeschool program in February. Did you know that many human inventions have been inspired by nature including air planes, submarines, suction cups, velcro, bullet trains, diving flippers, and even self-heating buildings? We’ll introduce the concept of biomimcry, play a game matching modern inventions with their natural inspirations, and engineer our own floating water strider. $5 Supply Fee plus Membership or Admission, drop-off program, Ages 6+, preregistration required, Program will be…

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Tai Chi

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather. Prices are below and will be available for purchase in the gift shop: Single Class: $15- Garden Member $17- Non Member 4 Class Punch Card: $50- Garden Member $60- Non Member 8 Class Punch Card: $100- Garden Member $120- Non Member Please call 910.486.0221 to pre-register

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Preschool: Howl like a Wolf (And Other Animal Actions) Session A

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Read a story about animal actions and then play a fun animal movement game. If there’s time left over, we may also take a walk in the Garden to observe real animal behaviors. There are two back to back sessions of this program at 10 am and 11 am. All ages welcome, program is designed for ages 4-6, parent of guardian must stay during the program, preregistration required, free with membership or admission, Program will be held outdoors weather allowing.…

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Preschool: Howl like a Wolf (And Other Animal Actions) Session B

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Read a story about animal actions and then play a fun animal movement game. If there’s time left over, we may also take a walk in the Garden to observe real animal behaviors. There are two back to back sessions of this program at 10 am and 11 am. All ages welcome, program is designed for ages 4-6, parent of guardian must stay during the program, preregistration required, free with membership or admission, Program will be held outdoors weather allowing.…

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Yoga in the Garden

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Practice this calm eastern exercise with instructor Ashley Clayton while overlooking the Garden. Held every Thursday from 6pm-7pm indoors or outside depending on weather. Prices are below. Single Class: Free- Garden Member $10- Non Member Please call for questions at 910.486.0221

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Family Program: Winter Nature Hike

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join CFBG Education Staff on a guided hike to look for winter wildlife and animal signs like tracks, scat, or food leftovers. We’ll stop to smell, touch, and feel and learn to use all our senses in exploring nature. All Ages with a parent/guardian, $5 per family plus membership or admission, preregistration required Please register here. 

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February 2021

Tai Chi

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather. Prices are below and will be available for purchase in the gift shop: Single Class: $15- Garden Member $17- Non Member 4 Class Punch Card: $50- Garden Member $60- Non Member 8 Class Punch Card: $100- Garden Member $120- Non Member Please call 910.486.0221 to pre-register

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Nature Tales: Big and Small Session A

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this totally FREE program, we’ll learn about wildlife big and small with fun stories, a silly song, and a cup stacking craft. Nature Tales story times are temporarily conducted by Garden Education Staff, while Cumberland County Library programs are paused. Nature Tales will be held outdoors in the NEW Children’s Pavilion! All ages welcome, program is designed for ages 3-5, parent or guardian must stay during the program, preregistration required, FREE. Admission fees are required if you wish to…

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