Family Programs

Family Programs

Connecting Children with Nature … join us for family-friendly programs!

From story time to fun, hands-­on learning experiences, there are always opportunities at the Garden to learn and explore while developing an understanding and appreciation for the natural world and the effect it has on our everyday lives.

For more details, age requirements and fees for each program, visit our Calendar. Please register online for programs. Information is also available on the Garden’s Facebook event listings.

Friends at Stickworks
Pond Exploration


  • Summer Craft: Beadie Babies
    July 7, 1-2pm
  • All About Reptiles!
    July 6, 2-3pm
    July 11, 2-3pm
  • Turtle, Turtle
    July 12, 9:15-10am, or 10:30-11:15am
    Sept 1, 9:15-10am, or 10:30-11:15am
  • Canvas Painting- For Kids!
    July 12 3-5pm
    August 9, 3-5pm
  • Preschool Nature Stroll
    July 18, 9:30-10:30
    July 25, 9:30-10:30
    August 15, 9:30-10:30
  • Down to the River Hike
    July 22, 9:30-10:30
    July 26, 9:30-10:30
    August 3, 9:30-10:30
  • Owl Pellet Investigation
    August 4, 2-3pm
  • Preschool Birders
    August 10, 9:30-10:30am
  • Hand Building Clay for Kids
    August 10, 2pm-4pm
  • Preschool Texture Hunt
    Aug 17, 9:30-10:30, or 10:30-11:30
  • Wiggle Worms
    August 18, 1-2pm
  • Pond Exploration
    August 22, 9:30-10:30
  • Preschool Caterpillar Hunt
    August 23 9:30-10:30
    August 30, 9:30-10:30
  • Butterfly Hunt
    August 24, 9:30-10:30
    August 26, 9:30-10:30


  • Basic Clay Handbuilding for Adults
    July 13, 6-8pm
  • Garden Tool Care
    July 14, 2-3pm
  • Terrariums: Indoor Mini Gardens!
    July 28, 3-4:30pm
  • Decorative Clay Windchime
    August 2, 6-8pm
  • Introduction to Embroidery
    August 11, 2-3:30pm
  • Introduction to Aromatherapy
    August 25, 2-3:30pm
  • Wine and Whimsy
    August 18, 6-8pm
    September 15, 6-8pm
    October 20, 6-8pm


  • Moth Night in the Garden
    July 29, 8:30pm-midnight
Horticulture Therapy
Summer Camp

Nature Tales

Our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each month we explore a different natural science theme with two sessions per the scheduled Tuesday and Saturday morning. Check our Calendar for dates and themes.

Pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot early; seating is limited.