Kids Programs

 

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

Wegmans Family Garden
  

 

Open daily and year round
Included with Garden Admission

This inside garden provides a place for safe, meaningful play and discovery as children of all ages and abilities explore the wonders of the plant world and the importance of eating healthy. Visitors are able to plant, dig, build, observe, dream, explore, touch, smell and listen as they engage in both free play and structured learning. See the schedule below for our upcoming offerings.

Wegmans Family Days

10am-2pm
Included with Garden Admission

Have fun with your food! Expanded nutrition and food-themed kid’s hands-on programming will take place on the third Saturday in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Gardens between 10am-2pm. Look for special plants in the Gardens that tie in with the monthly theme. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 4-10, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations!  Included with paid Gardens admission/Membership! Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly.

The Wonderful World of Fruit - February 21

Come learn about different types of fruit, how they grow, and why they are so good for us! See some fruity highlights from the Gardens’ collection and enjoy some fresh fruit juice at our fabulous fruit squeeze. Then, create some fun fruit crafts, including paper plate apple cores, tissue paper strawberries, and painted fruit stamps.

Doctor Seuss Month - March 21

Join us for a “Seussical” celebration at the Gardens! Learn about the importance of conservation while making your very own truffula trees and “Cat in the Hat” hat. Then, learn how to make some healthy Doctor Seuss themed snacks.

World Health Month - April 18

Celebrate World Health Month at the Gardens! Learn about the importance of good nutrition while making your own smoothies. Explore the many different medicinal uses of tea throughout the world at our special tea tasting. Then, create cool grape sculptures and use vegetable stamps to make some beautiful paintings.

Spring Celebration - May 16

Help us welcome spring at the Gardens! Learn about the plants we eat and how they grow at our special spring planting activity. Discover the important role pollinators play in maintaining our food supply while making an egg carton caterpillar and enjoying a healthy bee banana snack. Then, learn how honey is made while making a beautiful beehive painting.

Edible Gardens - June 20

Come learn about the different types of plants that we eat and why they are so good for us! Plant your very own pizza garden and make some fabulous fruit trees out of paper bags. Then, learn about why pollinators are so important to the plants we eat while making egg carton bees and hummingbird feeders.


Sunday Programming
January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 31
11am-1pm, Included with Garden Admission - Kids 4-12 will enjoy these hands-on activities free with Garden admission. Activities held in the Wegmans Family Garden

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

from $8.00 Easter Egg Hunt
Fairy and Gnome House Contest
Fairy and Gnome House Contest
Free to Enter! Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups!
Build a fairy house and enter it into our contest! Intent to participate is due by April 15 and submissions are due by April 29.
Entries will be on display inside the Gardens May 9 - May 17 and winners will be chosen at the Festival.
Prizes will be awarded at the Festival.

Click here for an entry form or
contact us for more info - jbojar@buffalogardens.com or 716.827.1584 ext. 292
10am-3pm
Included with Garden admission
Celebrate spring with fairies and garden gnome friends! Join us for fun activities, including fairy activities, a special scavenger hunt, fairy house building, story time, nature walks. You can also view our Fairy and Gnome House contest entries and vote for your favorite!
from $19.00 Art Camp
July & August
9am-12pm
Garden Members $95 or $19 per day
Non-Members $105 or $21 per day

  • AC 1 - July 6-10 - Multi-Medium
  • AC 2 - July 13-17 - Painting
  • AC 3 - July 20-24 - Drawing
  • AAC 1 - July 27-31- Multi-Medium Advanced Art Camp (Ages 10-16) with previous art experience
  • AC 4 - August 3-7 - Multi-Medium
  • AC 5 - August 10-14 - Painting
  • AC 6 - August 17-21 – Drawing
SAVE by participating in both kids camps!
9am-4pm, Garden Members $150 or $30/day, Non-Members $160 or $32/day
Campers staying for both camps will need to bring a bagged lunch. Lunchtime is from 12-12:30. Campers coming just for the afternoon session are welcome to join their friends at lunchtime and bring their lunch too. FULL DAY CAMP CLICK HERE!  Call 716.827.1584 ext. 292 to register or for more information.
from $19.00 Junior Botanist Camp
July & August
12:30pm-4pm
Garden Members $95 or $19/day
Non-Members $105 or $21/day

  • BC 1 - July 6-10 - Wild and Wacky Water Week
  • BC 2 - July 13-17 - Pollinators Week
  • BC 3 - July 20-24 - Edible Garden Week
  • ABC 1- July 27-31 - Horticulture Camp (Ages 10-16)
  • BC 4 - August 3-7 - Plants and our Planet Week
  • BC 5 - August 10-14 - Survival Adventure Week
  • BC 6 - August 17-21 - Nature Explorers Week
SAVE by participating in both kids camps!
9am-4pm, Garden Members $150 or $30/day, Non-Members $160 or $32/day
Campers staying for both camps will need to bring a bagged lunch. Lunchtime is from 12-12:30. Campers coming just for the afternoon session are welcome to join their friends at lunchtime and bring their lunch too. FULL DAY CAMP - CLICK HERE!  Call 716.827.1584 ext. 292. for more information.