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 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.

 

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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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Fairy and Gnome Festival
May 6
10am-5pm

Tickets available at the door.

Included with Garden admission
Wear your costume for $1 off admission (fairies, gnomes, dragons and more!)

What was that you saw darting between the palms? Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Join us for fun activities all day long including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites. Food trucks on site this day!

Entry fee: Garden Members $5, Non-Members $8
Registration is due by April 28.

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 May 6. 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!