Calendar | This Week's Programs

For Families

For more events and activities during your visit, view our calendar above.

Little Landscapes

Everett Children's Adventure Garden
March 1–April 21; Tuesday–Friday, 1:30–6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Drop-in Activities end at 5:30 p.m.)

Look closely at a wide array of artistic and scientific terrariums, and create your own rocky, mossy, or floral world in a jar to take home.

Children’s Gardening Program

Spring session begins March 29

Offered in the spring, summer, and fall, kids ages 3–12 plant, tend, and harvest vegetables, and are taught lessons on gardening topics from apples to worms. To learn more and to register, call 718.817.8181 or visit

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Gardening Activities

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
Open daily starting April 5; 1:30–6 p.m. (Drop-in Activities end at 5:30 p.m.)

Plants and imaginations grow at the Howell Family Garden, where kids are allowed—no, encouraged!—to play in the dirt. Display gardens, such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowl, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire.

Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens
Begins April 5

Wake Up, Garden!
April 5–18

Wild, Wiggly Worms
April 19–May 9

Spring Break Science Camp (5–10 year-olds)

April 14–18

Go behind the scenes of the Garden to uncover how discoveries are made and plants are grown. Campers visit scientists and gardeners, and use iPads and microscopes to explore the forest and wetlands. Get pricing and registration information.

Culinary Kids Food Festival

April 14–20, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

As part of the Garden's new Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly weeklong food festival celebrating the relationships between plants, farms, and your favorite foods. Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and the culinary team Growing Chefs will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of music and tastings to add to the fun. Bring your festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity stations. The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty samples, while local chefs will share tips and recipes. Get more information.