The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is a 12-acre living classroom designed especially
for children. Changing landscapes, a dynamic wetland and pond, and lush plantings
provide a unique and vibrant stage for hands-on learning about plant science. The
Adventure Garden includes outdoor and indoor learning galleries, each focusing on a
different aspect of plant science, filled with interactive exhibits and colorful inquiry-based
signs to promote active discovery.
Outdoor Guided Explorations rotate through several different galleries, as groups learn
about their senses, explore plant life cycles, discover the parts of a plant, and investigate
plant-animal interactions. The galleries include:
The Arthur Hays and Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Meadow Gallery:
Life Cycle Lane
Journey through the life cycle of plants.
The Heckscher Foundation for Children Gallery: Plant Part Paradise
Discover what parts make up a plant.
The Con Edison Gallery: Habitat Hub
Explore an ecosystem and discover plant-animal interactions.
Vincent Astor Foundation Gallery: Sun Central
Investigate how the sun helps plants live and grow.
The Kids Lab
Participate in a variety of plant explorations, make observations, and discover that all science starts with asking questions.
The Bendheim Kids Herbarium
Learn about plant parts and examine them under a microscope.