The Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden reopens for the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden on April 1, 2023. The garden introduces youngsters at their most impressionable age to the significance of plants and nature in fun and innovative ways. Occupying nearly two acres west of the Climatron conservatory, the Children's Garden brings botany and 19th-century history to life through a variety of interactive themes that will appeal to both kids and adults.
Venture into a limestone cave, glide down Spelunker's Slide, explore the wetlands, board a steamboat, climb to new heights in the tree house, or visit a Midwestern prairie village.
The Children's Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April through October. It's open late on Wednesdays from to 5 to 7 p.m. during the Whitaker Music Festival.
Admission is free for ages 2 and under and free for ages 13 and up. Garden members age 3-12 are $3; Non-members ages 3-12 are $5.
Tickets are required to enter and are available at the entrance to the Children's Garden.
Garden members are free all day on Tuesdays and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. St. Louis City & County residents are free on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
More information: mobot.org
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Read to a friendly therapy dog from DUO Dogs, Inc. After the story, the dog's handler will answer any questions kids have about therapy dogs, pet care and more. For ages 3-11. Registration is required for this free program.
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