Children’s Garden Activities
Children’s Garden Activities

Children’s Garden Activities


Children’s Garden Daily Activities

Daily, June 12-Sept. 4, 2017
Story Barn, Children’s Garden
Free with Gardens Admission

Join us in the Children's Garden for the following activities:
Storytime - 10 a.m.
Garden Puppet Theater - 1 p.m.
Chicken Feeding - 2 p.m.


Family Garden Quest - Five Senses in the Garden

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
June 19-July 31
11-11:45 a.m.
Story Barn, Children's Garden

Join us for a family-friendly guided activity full of exploration and discovery to learn more about the plants and animals that call the Children’s Garden home. Please refer to the schedule below for Garden Quest topics throughout the summer. This activity is led by a member of our Education staff team and families of any size are welcome to attend for one price. Please meet in the Story Barn of the Children’s Garden shortly before 11 am to register. .
Five Senses in the Garden - We’ll put our senses to work as we learn how they help us to explore a garden.

FAMILY GARDEN QUEST SUMMER SCHEDULE:
June 19-July 31
Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Five Senses in the Garden
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays:Beautiful Birds
August 1-September 4
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Growing a Pizza
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Bugs Galore


Family Garden Quest - Beautiful Birds

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
June 19-July 31
11-11:45 a.m.
Story Barn, Children's Garden

Join us for a family-friendly guided activity full of exploration and discovery to learn more about the plants and animals that call the Children’s Garden home. Please refer to the schedule below for Garden Quest topics throughout the summer. This activity is led by a member of our Education staff team and families of any size are welcome to attend for one price. Please meet in the Story Barn of the Children’s Garden shortly before 11 am to register.
Beautiful Birds - Join us on a quest for our feathered friends as we learn to identify some of our common birds and their songs, how their unique adaptations help them to survive and why they call the garden home.

FAMILY GARDEN QUEST SUMMER SCHEDULE:
June 19-July 31
Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Five Senses in the Garden
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays:Beautiful Birds
August 1-September 4
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Growing a Pizza
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Bugs Galore


Fairy Fridays

Every Friday in July and August
Children’s Garden
Free with Gardens Admission

Fridays in July and August are full of fun at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for little fairies, gnomes, elves, and wood sprites! The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden is the perfect place for fairy music and dancing on the maze, fairy puppet shows, stories, dress-up, crafts, fairy yoga, games, the Great Bubble Machine and, of course, building fairy houses.

Join us Friday, July 28 and August 25 for a special fairy dancing and music session. Local musician, Sharon Pyne, will be leading fairy dancing and a musical garden parade.

Fairy Friday Schedule:
10 a.m. - Fairy Stories (Story Barn)
11 a.m. - Fairy Yoga (maze)
11:30 a.m. - Fairy Puppet Theater (Story Barn)
12 p.m. - Fairy dancing and the Great Bubble Machine (maze)
2 p.m. - Flower Fairy Walk (Story Barn)
*Fairy crafts will take place throughout the day in the picnic pavilion.


Family Garden Quest - Bugs Galore

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
August 1-September 4
11-11:45 a.m.
Story Barn, Children's Garden

Join us for a family-friendly guided activity full of exploration and discovery to learn more about the plants and animals that call the Children’s Garden home. Please refer to the schedule below for Garden Quest topics throughout the summer. This activity is led by a member of our Education staff team and families of any size are welcome to attend for one price. Please meet in the Story Barn of the Children’s Garden shortly before 11 am to register.
Bugs Galore - From monarch butterflies to hummingbird moths, we’ll search for some of the coolest, most strangest, most beautiful residents in the garden. We’ll discover what sets them apart from one another and what makes them a “good” bug vs. a “bad” bug in our garden.

FAMILY GARDEN QUEST SUMMER SCHEDULE:
June 19-July 31
Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Five Senses in the Garden
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays:Beautiful Birds
August 1-September 4
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Growing a Pizza
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Bugs Galore


Family Garden Quest - Growing a Pizza

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
August 1-September 4
11-11:45 a.m.
Story Barn, Children's Garden

Join us for a family-friendly guided activity full of exploration and discovery to learn more about the plants and animals that call the Children’s Garden home. Please refer to the schedule below for Garden Quest topics throughout the summer. This activity is led by a member of our Education staff team and families of any size are welcome to attend for one price. Please meet in the Story Barn of the Children’s Garden shortly before 11 am to register.
Growing a Pizza - We’ll sample the ingredients of a pizza right from the plants they grow on and learn about their life cycle from seed to fruit.

FAMILY GARDEN QUEST SUMMER SCHEDULE:
June 19-July 31
Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Five Senses in the Garden
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays:Beautiful Birds
August 1-September 4
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Growing a Pizza
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Bugs Galore