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During the summer and fall the Children's Garden has many events for families to enjoy. Hands-on activities at each event will allow your children to explore the Children's Garden and the fascinating world around of plants! You won't go home empty handed. Each event will have many materials and activities for children to take home.


Hours of Operation

Closed for the season, Open again April 2015.



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Help support the Children's Garden!
$2 donation request per person

2014 Events

Event times: (updated 2/12/2014)
Wednesday Events 10:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday Events 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

*Reduced admission at Kingman Museum offered to Event Participants.

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  • April 7 - 10,  2014 Spring Break Camp:
    Join us for this totally new camp experience. This year's theme, Great Hearts and Minds, is inspired by our new community partnerships heart iendly organizations. This year we will focus on building strong bodies as well as strong minds. Each day will be filled with different aspects of learning and outdoor activities to get out and get moving. There will also be guest presenters from around the community.

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    shape square 2014 Spring Break Camp Registration Formpdf

  • April 25th and 26th,  Arbor Day Celebration:
    Meet the Trees of Leila Arboretum through games, crafts, and hands-on activities. Every child will receive a free sapling tree to take home! (limited quantity, while supplies last) about animal families and make your mom a special Mother's Day gift!


  • May 10th,  A Tea Party for Mom:
    Bring Mom to the Children's Garden for a special Tea Party that celebrates Spring! Learn about animal families and make your mom a special Mother's Day gift!


  • June 7th & 11th,  Garden Critters:
    Find and identify the little garden critters that have homes in the Children's Garden. (Saturday LIVE animal presentation)

  • June 25th & 28th,  Flying Things:
    Insects, seeds, birds, and balloons Explore the things that fly in Battle Creek! Make a Kite of your own to take home and fly all summer long! (Saturday LIVE animal Presentation)


  • July 9th & 12th,  Soakin and Splashin in the Garden:
    Beat the Heat this summer with a little water Fun in the Children's Garden. Wear your swimsuit to play in the sprinklers and learn who needs water in the Garden!

  • July 19th & 23rd,  The Enchanted Garden:
    Dress up to enter the Enchanted Children's Garden for a day full of gnomes, fairies, and garden Magic! (Special visit from the Shari Rarick School of Dance on Saturday)


  • August 2nd & 6th,  Discovering Dinosaurs:
    Join us in the Children's Garden to take a closer look at fossils of dinosaurs big and small. See if you have what it takes to discover dinosaurs! (Saturday LIVE animal presentation)

  • August 16th & 20th,  Butterfly Day:
    Learn about butterfly life cycles, the fascinating migration routes of some butterflies and which flowers you should plant to attract butterflies. (Saturday LIVE animal presentation)


  • September 20,  Pets in the Garden:
    Bring your family pet and explore the garden through the eyes of your favorite animal.

  • September 27th,  Scarecrows and Pumpkins:
    This is the time of year for harvesting! Make your very own scarecrow and take home a pumpkin as we learn about the fall harvest!
    *This is also a FREE DAY at Kingman Museum!*


  • October 4th,  Mad Hatter Tea party:
    Join us and share your favorite Garden Themed Stories. Together we'll explore the world of Peter Rabbit, Jack and the Beanstalk, and ask Mary: "How does your garden grow?"

  • October 25th,  Making A Difference At Spooky Science Saturday:
    Join us in the Children's Garden and at Kingman Museum for a day filled with science experiments, free things to take home, and fun for the whole family! (Call for more details)