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Family Programs

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Wintertime Wonders

Through March 19
In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Open All Day for Exploration
Guided Activities: Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m., Weekends; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Inside the cozy Discovery Center, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the wonders of plants and animals in winter. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, craft a bud necklace, and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.

Culinary Kids Weekend

February 18–20, 2016; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants and your favorite foods. Family Garden staff as well as guest chefs will offer cooking demonstrations, recipes, hands-on activities, and plenty of tastings. Tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods at a variety of activity stations. Daily cooking demonstrations at 1 p.m. feature kid-friendly recipes. Learn from a chef as they share tips and samples! Learn More

Dig! Plant! Grow! Wake Up, Garden

April 1–30; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

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, Bean Tunnel, and Salad Bowl, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire.