Pumpkins: Playful & Plentiful

Open all day for exploration
Guided activities: Tuesdays–Fridays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, and Mondays, October 3 & 10; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Explore a garden full of friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout a seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds. Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

    Put on a festive fall puppet show
    Have a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse
    Sprout a seed necklace
    Explore the flowers, fruits, and seeds on view in the Adventure Garden

Giant Pumpkin Weekend & Meet the Growers

October 22–23
Q&A at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Throughout the Children’s Adventure Garden

Monstrous pumpkins from around the country—some weighing in at more than a ton—once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions and enjoy photo ops with these giant gourds, on display through October 30.