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*Last entry is an hour before closing

TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 3 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

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Dig Deeper into Upcoming Exhibits with Education Programs for Children and Families

The Garden welcomes multiple fun and fascinating exhibits this year, and the Children and Families Education program is excited to introduce classes and workshops that will deepen the experience for your family.

Something big is coming to the Garden starting Jan. 26 as Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors opens. Advanced animatronic dinosaurs will be lurking throughout the Garden in this exhibit, which is free to explore with Garden admission. Families can dive deep into the world of dinosaurs at our Spring Break Family Workshop “Roar and Explore” on March 12 and 13. Children ages 4-12 and their families will learn all about the fascinating world of ancient creatures as they investigate the wonders of prehistoric life. 

The Fort Worth favorite Butterflies in the Garden opens March 1, and homeschool students can get the most out of the exhibit by combining a visit to the Rainforest Conservatory with our homeschool day program. Students will participate in engaging activities that highlight the butterfly’s lifecycle, adaptations and importance as a pollinator. The program will be offered twice, on March 18 and 25.

Young women can also attend a Girls’ Nature Workshop focused on “Butterflies: The Masters of Disguise” on March 23. Participants will create beautiful butterfly art, learn how butterflies use color to defend against predators and view butterfly wings under a microscope.

Other fun events this quarter include two sessions of our Homeschool STEM Studio. Intended for students with learning needs equivalent to 3rd through 6th grade, these programs introduce STEM concepts through experiential, hands-on learning.

In the “Bluebird Boxes” session on Feb. 12, students and adults will build a bluebird box while learning about these beautiful birds. February is the beginning of nesting season for bluebirds in Texas, but due to habitat loss and invasive species, bluebirds often have trouble finding a home. By offering them a safe space to nest in your background, you’ll have a front-row seat to study the birds as a community scientist.

Follow this program with “Innovation Forge,” offered on Feb. a program that will introduce students and adults to the Engineering Design Process. Look forward to a session of creative problem solving as you develop innovative solutions to challenges by constructing invention prototypes from everyday materials.

Sign up today–registration is required for these programs and comes with Garden admission for the event date. Members receive discounts on many programs, so join us today!

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