Learning for Families & Children
Learning for Families & Children

Learning for Families & Children

Explore the garden activities for families and children offered this season by scrolling through the list below or browse by category to the right.


Children's Garden Weekend Activities

Saturdays and Sundays, September 8-October 28

Storytime-10:30 a.m.
Garden Puppet Theater- 11 a.m.
Chicken Feeding-2 p.m.


Cider Saturdays

Saturdays, September 15-October 13
11:30-1:30 p.m.
Children’s Garden

Enjoy and learn about one of our country’s greatest and tastiest seasonal traditions, apple cider pressing! Learn the basics of making this delicious drink, and enjoy the fruits of your labors


Butterfly Investigations

Saturdays, June 14-September 29
11 a.m.

Butterfly House Exhibit

Join us in our new Butterfly House Exhibit as we investigate the lives of the butterflies we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search for all stages of a butterfly’s life cycle while also learning to identify the key differences between moths and butterflies.

Free with Admission


The Great Pumpkin Hunt

Saturday, October 20 (Rain date: Sunday, October 21)
1-3:30 p.m.

Enjoy a fun-filled fall day at the Gardens during this free family event packed with fall-themed games, music, activities and prizes! Kids can take part in our Great Pumpkin Hunt and search for “golden pumpkins” to collect a prize, then decorate a pumpkin to take home. Admission to the Gardens is free during this event. Donations to the Boothbay Region Food Pantry at the door will be gratefully accepted.