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.
9am - 5pm weekdays
Note: Starting in June the Children's Garden will also be open
Saturdays 10am - 3pm.
Help support the Children's Garden!
$2 donation request per person
2013 EventsEvent times: (updated 2/8/2013)
Wednesday Events 10:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday Events 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
*Reduced admission at Kingman Museum offered to Event Participants.
2013 Events Flyer
April 24 & 27, 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)
May 11, 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 1 & 5, Garden Critters:
Find and identify the little garden critters that live in the Children's Garden and then head to Kingman Museum to investigate insects of the world!
June 26 & 29, 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!
July 13, Soakin' and Splashin' Saturday:
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 20 & 24, The Enchanted Garden:
Dress up to enter the Enchanted Children's Garden for a day full of elves, fairies, and garden Magic!
August 10 & 13, Discovering Dinosaurs:
Join us in the Children's Garden to take a closer look at plants from the time of dinosaurs, fossils of dinosaurs big and small, and see if you have what it takes to discover dinosaurs!
August 24 & 27, Butterfly Day:
Find out the fascinating migration routes of some butterflies, butterfly life cycles, and local butterflies. Learn which flowers you should plant to attract butterflies.
September 7 & 11, 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?"
September 28, 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 26, 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 269-965-5117 x12 for more details on this event