WOW Children’s Garden

World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden

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:Girl playing in the Water Fountains

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

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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.
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Hannah handoutClick HERE for the printable Healthy Gardening handout


Click HERE for the printable Edible Landscape Demonstration Garden plant list.

World Plaza

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.

Discovery Peak

WOW: Discovery Peak

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!

Plant Safari WOW: Serengeti Hut

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.

Passport Gardens

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

Exploration Station

WOW: Exploration StationAn 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.