Pre-K and Kindergarten Programs

NatureKids Garden Program

To schedule a school or children’s group tour please contact the Education Registrar.
Monday through Friday 10AM – 2PM  1(757) 441-5830 x 338
Teachers may also email inquiries to

Garden ABC’s

Join us for this hour long adventure exploring the natural environment.  Immerse your little ones in the Garden’s sights, sounds, textures, shapes and smells.
VA SOL: Science: K.2, K.4, K.6, K.7, K.8

WOW Children’s Garden Program

(WOW Children’s Adventure Garden requires 1/3 mile walk to WOW area from the parking area.  Groups arriving late to the Garden will be offered the Garden ABC’s program starting from the Baker Hall Visitor Center as an alternative due to program time restraints).

Little Sprouts Pre-K program

Bring your little sprouts to the Garden and enjoy playing along in our story program. Your students will listen to a Garden Teacher read a story to your group, explore the garden on a themed walk, and even plant a seed to take home!


Join us for WOW ABC’s to explore your senses in our sensory garden, visit the dirt factory to learn about the plant lifecycle, plant sunflowers to take back to school and explore our plant safari looking for creatures in the frog bog!
VA SOL: Science: K.2, K.4, K.6, K.7, K.8,  History/Geography:  K.4, K.5, K.8a, d

Traveling Outreach Programs

Can’t make it out the garden? Then let the Garden come to you with our Suitcase Science outreach programs. Choose from a variety of topics, schedule a visit, and let one of our Garden Teachers lead an SOL based program designed to complement your curriculum.
$80 per class (maximum 25 students), $60 for each additional class on the same day
Limit 3 classes per day with same program

Plants 101

Introduce your students to the world of plants with this exciting, hands-on program led by one of our knowledgeable Garden Teachers!  Your students will love working to build a 8ft felt veggie garden puzzle and planting seeds to keep in the classroom!
VA SOL: Science: K.6, K.8, History: K.8b, c English: K.1a