Youth & Family Activities

Story Walk 2020

Each year, we partner with the Hedberg Public Library to host a Story Walk program, geared toward children and their families. Stroll the Gardens while reading from pages of a book! This year’s book is The Honeybee and the Robber by Eric Carle.

Pixie Spy Packs

Families are transformed into Nature explorers while using RBG’s Self-guided Garden Adventure Backpack! Check out a Pixie Pack through the Cottage Garden Gallery Gift Shop at no additional charge. Enjoy I Spy games, a scavenger hunt and more! Pixie Packs are geared for children ages 3 through 7 however kids of all ages can use their imaginations and critical thinking skills as they wander and study the Gardens like never before.

Garden Art Exhibit 2020: Buzzworthy Bees

Returning for the eleventh year, the Garden Art Project Exhibit showcases local artists who have elected to participate in this annual fundraiser. The exhibit opens Spring 2020 and concludes in early September. All art projects will be sold at a live auction in September 2020.

Buzzworthy Bees will be on display beginning Friday, May 8 until Friday, September 18, 2020. All art pieces will be sold during a live auction on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Story & Stroll 2020 – Cancelled!

Dear Friends of our Story & Stroll Program:

In light of concerns with COVID-19, we’ve made the tough decision to cancel Story & Stroll for the rest of 2020. We are very disappointed we won’t get to share our stories in person, but feel this is the best decision for our visitors and volunteers, alike.

We invite you to come and walk through the Gardens at a safe social distance throughout the summer. There is still a lot to see and discover!

Rotary Botanical Gardens Staff & Volunteers

The first Wednesday of each month, beginning April 1 through October 7.

Enjoy a story & garden stroll during this one-hour event which is perfect for children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers!

Here is what you need to know before joining us:
We limit Story & Stroll to 50 children and will divide the children into two groups of 25. Our volunteers group children on a first come-first served basis because spots are unable to be held for those who are not on-site. We encourage early check-in as this event sells out! You may begin to check-in for this event at 9:30 a.m. We are happy to announce we will host the event rain or shine!
Cost: $2/child, ages 2-6, $2/caregiver and those joining us who are 7 and older (ex. siblings); this cost includes activities and admission to Rotary Botanical Gardens.
Please note: Refunds are not available for this program, however, those who attend Story & Stroll are welcome to enjoy the Gardens after the event is over. Please monitor your children all times as inappropriate or destructive behavior will result in immediate removal from the program; additionally, be sure to dress children for the weather! Thank you!

Click here to view the Story & Stroll FAQ

Questions? Contact Education Department via email