Tired of being cooped-up indoors?

Waterfront Botanical Gardens is offering a fun and engaging way for you and your family to learn and explore nature together while safely distancing yourself from crowds.

Family Adventures at the Avish

Come and visit us at our satellite-learning location for a private 90-minute program that includes:

  • A tour of our gardens and greenhouse
  • An educational science activity
  • A craft
  • Seeds to take home to grow together

We are currently booking Family Adventures for Saturdays in September.

$60.00 for up to four people
($15.00 for each additional person over the age of four. Maximum 10 participants).


Second Sunday Family Program

Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required.

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: WBG members: $10 per child; Non-member $15 per child (There is no fee for adults, but they must accompany a paying child.

Upcoming Second Sunday Programs:

September 13, 2020
Sun, Wind, Water, & Rocks
Just because it’s not alive, doesn’t mean it’s not important! Join us as we investigate how nature’s non-living elements affect plants and animals.

October 11, 2020
Happy Harvest
Your future farmers will enjoy learning about how crops are grown, harvested, and preserved for the cold season.

November 8, 2020
Lovely Leaves
You and your learner will have so much fun learning about deciduous trees, that you’ll never want to LEAF!

December 13, 2020
Holiday Plants
‘Tis the season for holly, mistletoe, and evergreens! Families will learn about the symbolism of these plants and their cultural ties to the holiday season.


DIY Workshops for Middle and High Schoolers

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to our Second Sunday DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 90 minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 4 p.m.

Time: 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $20


September 13, 2020
Back to School Bouquet
Quickly become the teacher’s favorite by creating this crayon vase and filling it with late summer blooms.

October 11, 2020
Sugar Skull Planter
Turn a simple skull into a haunting home for a house plant.

November 8, 2020
Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Show your gratitude with the gift of fall flowers for your family gathering.

December 13, 2020
Ornament Terrarium
Combine natural and artificial materials to create a hanging holiday decoration.



Contact us to reserve your spot! Email Wanda Peck at wpeck@waterfrontgardens.org for more information.

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