Kids Programs

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Department at 716.827.1584 ext. 291

Click here for our Education Class Registration and Information and Procedures

 

from $6.00 2016 Digital Photo Contest

Garden Members - First entry is free, each additional entry - $6
General Public - $8

Categories
Adult (18+)
Teens (12-17)
Youth (Under 12)

All photos were considered for the following two awards:

  • Cover of the Gardens’ Next Newsletter

Photos submitted in each age range were considered for the following awards:

  • Best Use of Shadows and Light
  • Most Unusual Vantage Point
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Use of Macro Photography
  • NEW!  Best Selfie at the Botanical Gardens

Click here for an Entry Form
(email or mail in your entry form, pay online and we will match them up)

2015 Winners

Cover of the Next Newsletter - Tina Bidwell

President's Pick - Patricia Terranova

YOUTH WINNERS under 12

Best Use of Color - Madelyn Reisch

Best Use of Macro Photography - Maya Reisch

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Matthew Norvilitis

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Darren Stry

TEEN WINNERS 12-17


Best Use of Color - Rachel Norvilitis

Best Use of Macro Photography - Rebecca Rozeski

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Samantha Moeller

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Rachel Norvilitis

ADULT WINNERS 18+

Best Use of Color - Eileen Graetz

Best Use of Macro Photography - Tina Bidwell

Best Use of Shadow and Light - Jerry Buscarino

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Sharon Dentice

 

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Wegmans Family Garden
  
 
Wegmans Family Days
10am-2pm - Included with Garden Admission

Have fun with your food in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Gardens between 10am-2pm. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 5-12, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations! Included with paid Gardens admission/Membership!


October 15 - Spooky Celebration
Join us for a celebration of all things creepy and crawly here at the Gardens! Learn about some spooky plants while making some edible Venus flytraps and spider webs to take home. Then, enjoy some Halloween treats. Feel free to show off your costume!  4-H and Cornell Cooperative Extension will also be part of the fun with the 4-H Farm and more.
Click here for more info!

   

November 19 - Harvest Time
Visit the Botanical Gardens to learn all about the autumn harvest season! Create some fun fall crafts while munching on a special harvest treat and learning how various cultures celebrate this time of year.

December - 10 Santa’s Workshop
Come join us for a visit with Santa and some fun holiday themed activities! Santa will only be visiting during the hours of Santa’s Workshop-he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Botanical Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

2017

January 21 - Fun With Fruits
Come to the Botanical Gardens to learn about the fabulous fruits that keep us strong and healthy. Explore some of the fruits that grow in the Botanical Gardens, squeeze your own juice, and make some fun crafts to take home!

February 18 - Rain Forest Exploration
Take a break from the cold weather and spend a day exploring the rain forests in the Botanical Gardens. Taste some tropical fruits while learning about plants of the rain forest. Then create some rain forest crafts to take home.

March 18 - All About Vegetables
Come learn about all of the different plant parts that we eat! Talk about roots, stems, leaves, and seeds and learn what makes them so special!

April 22 - Welcome Spring
Celebrate the coming of spring at the Botanical Gardens! Create a number of spring crafts while visiting our annual Spring Exhibit!

May 20 - Extraordinary Pollinators
Learn about why pollinators are so important to the environment and our food supply. Talk about birds, butterflies, bats, and visit our busy beehive!

June 17 - Desert Adventures
Explore the ways that plants have learned to survive in the desert while visiting the cacti collection at the Botanical Gardens! Taste fruit from the desert, craft some fabulous desert creations, and take home your very own desert plant!

October 21 - Spooky Celebration
Come join us for a celebration of all things creepy and crawly here at the Botanical Gardens! Learn about some spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Then, enjoy some Halloween treats. Feel free to show off your costume!

November 18 - Healthy Harvest
Visit the Botanical Gardens to learn all about the autumn harvest season! Create some fun fall crafts while munching on a special harvest treat and learning how various cultures celebrate this time of year.

December 9 - Santa’s Workshop
Come join us for a visit with Santa and some fun holiday themed activities! Santa will only be visiting during the hours of Santa’s Workshop-he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Botanical Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly.

 

Proud to Support Arts Access
Arts Access aims to increase the accessibility of Western New York arts and culture by connecting residents to free and low cost cultural opportunities in their communities. To learn more about our program, visit www.arts-access.org. Look for this logo on participating programs.

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