Leave winter behind and spring into another season of activities at the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Leave winter behind and spring into another season of activities at the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Families can explore the great outdoors and experience all the Children's Garden has to offer: a waterfall, steamboat, cave, robe bridges, slide, tree house and more! Opening weekend activities are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 29 and 30 and are presented by Macy’s Foundation.
Spin a wheel as you enter the Children’s Garden for a chance to win a prize. Make a packet of native seeds and grow native Missouri plants at home. Learn more about the plants we eat in the Edible Garden and pot a plant to grow your own leafy green vegetables at home.
Children will have the chance to create a fairy house or gnome cottage for their own gardens and assist in creating a miniature world for the Garden’s Nature Explore Classroom. They’ll also create frames using natural and recycled materials for a place to display their favorite picture from their outdoor adventures in 2014. Staff and volunteers will help children create their own nature journals to track, draw and log all their visits to the Children’s Garden.
Special guests include live birds from the World Bird Sanctuary, who will visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Finn, the Children’s Garden friendly frog mascot who will roam the Garden and greet visitors at 11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Spring-inspired face painting will also be available both days.
Admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is $8. Children ages 12 and younger and Garden members are free.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.
For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/missouribotanicalgarden and http://twitter.com/mobotnews.