Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
New! Longer Sessions
Guided Explorations in the Adventure Garden provide grade-specific, themed programs that
meet state and national learning standards and align with the New York City Scope and
Sequence. Led by trained staff, students use their senses and take-home field notebooks
to engage in an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning as they explore the galleries
of the Adventure Garden.
Fall Plant Parade
What makes a plant a plant? Most plants have the same basic parts, but not all
plants look the same. Students explore the Adventure Garden in search of autumn’s
different leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds to discover both their importance and the
dizzying diversity of their shapes, colors, scents, forms, and sizes. Students plant
seeds to take back to the classroom.
Grades: K–1; Availability: September 9–November 14; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-508
Fall Seed Go-Round
How do seeds travel? Seeds move from one place to the next in some very interesting
ways and are the amazing beginning to new plants. Students discover the life cycle of
plants as they take a closer look at seed dispersal and explore the signs of fall
throughout the Adventure Garden. Students conduct an experiment and plant their
own seeds to take back to the classroom and care for.
Grades: 2–3; Availability: September 9–November 14; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-509
Fall Ecology Escapade
Who eats what? Many plants and animals have specialized relationships with each
other that help keep their ecosystems in balance. Students learn how living things are
connected as they investigate the different links and relationships in the food webs
of the Adventure Garden habitats.
Grades: 4–5; Availability: September 9–November 14; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-510
Holiday Trains and Treats
It’s holiday time again! Enjoy Gingerbread Adventures
in the Adventure Garden,
the Holiday Train Show
in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, or, for a doubly exciting
program, both. In the Adventure Garden, students delve into the botany behind
gingerbread, explore its plant origins, and taste a gingersnap. During a self-guided
visit to the Conservatory, students see model trains and trolleys as they move
through the magical landscapes of historic New York State buildings.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Availability: November 25–January 9; Location & Fees: Adventure Garden Only: $85; Holiday Train Show Only: $85; Combination Adventure Garden and Holiday Train Show: $140; SCP-700
The Life and Work of George Washington Carver
Best known for his research on the uses of peanuts, George Washington Carver also
invented hundreds of uses for soybeans and sweet potatoes. Through hands-on
observations and scientific experiments, students explore some of this renowned plant
scientist’s findings, investigate the anatomy of seeds, create a personal science
timeline, and plant soybeans to take home and chart their growth.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Availability: January 20–February 13; Location: Indoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-506
Chocolate and Vanilla Adventures
In the Adventure Garden, learn all about chocolate and vanilla—their histories, where they
come from, and how they get from plants to the products we know and love. Students
examine cacao seeds and vanilla seedpods. They also prepare ancient hot chocolate using
traditional Mayan ingredients and taste modern hot chocolate.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Availability: February 24–April 10; Location: Indoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; SCP-800
Spring Plant Parade
What different plant parts do we find in the spring? The same plant can look very different
depending on the season. Students search the Adventure Garden for spring’s newest
arrivals and explore the critical roles that different parts of plants play. Students plant pea
or bean seeds to take back to the classroom and observe.
Grades: K–1; Availability:April 21–June 26; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-608
Spring Seed Go-Round
How does a seed become a plant? Seeds contain all the parts and enough food to grow
into new plants. Students investigate how flowers transform into fruits and seeds, which
in turn grow into new plants as the cycle continues. After planting their own seeds, students
observe the plant life cycle back in the classroom.
Grades: 2–3; Availability: April 21–June 26; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-609
Spring Ecology Escapade
How do plants and animals balance an ecosystem? The relationships that exist within
food webs are very important to the survival of their inhabitants. Students explore these
relationships throughout the Adventure Garden and develop a deeper understanding of
the adaptations that connect the plants and animals.
Grades: 4–5; Availability:April 21–June 26; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-610
Explore the diversity of colors, shapes, and fragrances of flowers and our larger than life
flower sculptures. Children use paper pollinator puppets and participate in a flower hunt
to investigate the relationships between flowers and important pollinators, such as bees,
birds, and butterflies.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Availability: Juily 7–August 28; Location: Outdoor Galleries; Fee per class: $85; ECAG-504