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.
Activities on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-1pm
Included with 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.

Saturday Kids’ Hands-On Programming
11am-1pm, Included with admission, Kids 4-10
  • December 20 - Snowman Fruit Snack
  • December 27 - Rice Snowflakes
  • January 3 - Milk Art
  • January 10 - Butter Dance Party

Wegmans Family Days

Daily 10am-5pm, 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 starting January 17. 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.

Wegmans Family Days:

Winter Wonderland - January 17

Come join us for a winter celebration at the Gardens! Learn about the grains that we eat while making beautiful rice snowflakes. Find out how marshmallows are made while creating some cool snowman marshmallow pictures. Then, learn about what animals need to eat to survive the winter while making winter bird feeders and a hibernation craft.

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