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

 

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!

January 16 - Let it Snow
Celebrate winter in Buffalo while warming up at the Gardens. Enjoy snow cones and snowman bananas while creating a blizzard of creative crafts.

February 20 - Rainforest Exploration
Take a break from the cold weather and spend a day exploring the rainforests in the Gardens. Taste some tropical fruits while learning about plants of the rainforest. Then create some rainforest crafts to take home.

March 19 - Spring Celebration
Celebrate the first day of our Spring Exhibit while making a number of spring inspired crafts. Make some seed bombs to take home as well as a plant stake to decorate your garden.

April 16 - All About Trees
Celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day this month while learning all about trees! Create your very own tree sculpture and make art with pinecones, leaves, and other parts of trees.

May 21 - Extraordinary Pollinators
Learn about why pollinators are so important to the environment and our food supply. Recreate the lifecycle of a butterfly and bring home a bird feeder to attract birds to your garden.

June 18 - Desert Adventures
Explore the ways that plants have learned to survive in the desert while visiting the cacti collection at the Gardens! Taste fruit from the desert, craft some fabulous desert creations, and take home your very own desert plant!

October 15 - Spooky Celebration
Come 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!

November 19 - Harvest Time
Visit the 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 Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

Sunday Programming
January 24, February 28, March 20, April 24, May 22

11am-1pm - Kids 5-12 will enjoy these Sunday hands-on activities free with admission to the Gardens. Activities will be held in the Wegmans Family Garden and are taught by volunteer Docents.

 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.

Lumagination
January 27-30, February 3-6, 10-13, 17-20
6-9pm Wednesdays & Thursdays
6-10pm Fridays & Saturdays
$12 adults
$10 Garden Members, seniors & students
$5 kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under are free!
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Inside the Botanical Gardens!
* Guest passes and coupons are not valid
* Tripods are not permitted
* Doors will not open until 6pm
* Tickets on sale, online only, now through January 26 and will then be available at the door throughout the show

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Botanical Gardens lit up with amazing light displays, creative designs and interactive features!


Accessibility - Lumagination is indoors and wheelchair accessible. Attending the show on Wednesday or Thursday nights will avoid the larger crowds which may provide easier travel through the event. Parking - There is a special needs entrance directly behind the dome. Enter the parking lot and follow the driveway around the Botanical Gardens. The door is directly behind the dome.  We also have a few wheelchairs on hand to lend out on a first come, first served basis.

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Photos by Ben Read and Todd Zintz

from $5.00 Fairy and Gnome Festival
April 30
10am-5pm
Included with Garden admission
Wear your costume for $1 off admission
Adults - $9
Seniors (55+) - $8
Students (13+ with ID) - $8
Members and kids 12 and under 2 are free


Celebrate spring with fairies and garden gnome friends! Join us for fun activities including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites.

Entry fee: Garden Members $5, Non-Members $8
Registration is due by April 15.

Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups! Build a fairy house and enter it into our contest!  All submitted houses will be on display for the Festival on April 30. Winners will be chosen at the Festival and various prizes will be awarded, including an hour-long education program here at the Gardens for your group. Click here for a contest entry form!