World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden is a three-acre garden is dedicated to families and children. World of Wonders has several distinct areas, each offering different interactive lessons, but all offering excitement, enrichment and entertainment. Come prepared to get wet. Shoes are required.
WOW Garden Hours:
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (April 1 – October 15)
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (October 16 – March 31)
Fountains run from April 1 – October 15
Edible Landscape Demonstration Garden
Explore the many ways vegetables grow in Hampton Roads. Get ideas of how you can design your own garden even in small places.
Click HERE for the printable Healthy Gardening handout
Click HERE for the printable Edible Landscape Demonstration Garden plant list.
Splash your way around the world! Through fountains, bubblers, foggers and jet sprays, explore the oceans and other major waterways on Earth. Fountains are turned off during winter months. Periodic maintenance may cause the WOW fountains to be closed. Call 441-5830 for fountain updates.
Follow the world’s Trade Route and find plants from different continents.
The Dirt Factory
This is a great place to dig, climb, and explore. Inside an oversized treehouse, learn about bugs, plant seeds, and well, play in the dirt!
Tell time with your own body on a sundial, mark birthdays on a colossal calendar, and follow a trail through nearly an acre of wetlands, forests, grassland and desert areas.
Explore different habitats from around the world and learn about the people who live there. Don’t forget to bring your map. Here’s where the trip will take you:
- Werowocomoco Woods – Eastern U.S. Deciduous Forest
- Oodnadatta Outback – Australian Outback
- Choco Rain Forest – South American Rain Forest
- Ithaca Isle – Mediterranean Chaparral
- Serengeti Savanna – African Grassland
- Kamchatka Taiga – Northern Coniferous Forest
An indoor classroom that is an ideal site for nature camps and birthday parties, and a unique amphitheater is perfect for family-oriented concerts and performances. You will find restrooms and vending machines in this area.