For any questions relating to our programs or our updated registration information, please email us at youthed@nbgs.org

Visit our BIRTHDAY PARTY page for information on hosting a child’s birthday party in the WOW Children’s Garden.

We also offer programs for GIRL SCOUTS and BOY SCOUTS!

To book a field trip for your school or organization, visit our SCHOOL PROGRAMS page.

NBG Member Exclusive Programs

Join us in the WOW Children’s Garden for free weekly programs for NBG Members as part of our Into the Woods summer theme! All programs are recommended for ages 3+ with chaperone participation. Themes vary weekly for each program. NBG members must pre-register their tickets online and show their membership for entry into the Garden. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their children.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 15 children. Tickets for each month of themed programs will be available two weeks before the first date of the program. Click on the calendar dates below to register.

  • Wild Woodlands | 10AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays in July | Meet at the Picnic Shelter to learn about our featured woodland animal of the week.
  • Fungi and Friends | 10AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays in August | Meet at the entrance to the Enchanted Forest to learn about mushrooms, lichen, ferns, and more!

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations 5 or more business days prior to the program start date: Refund, less 20% processing fee (minimum $5).
  • Cancellations 1-4 business days prior to the program start date: No Refund.
  • Programs canceled by the Garden due to low enrollment or inclement weather conditions will be refunded in full.  In the case of cancellations due to inclement weather, all registered guests will be contacted by phone or email.
  • All programs will be held rain or shine unless notified otherwise.

Upcoming Children & Family Programs

All series classes (Little Sprout Explorers, Critter Club) are posted three weeks before their monthly series start date. 

Member Exclusive: Wild Woodlands
07/25/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Family Twilight Trek
07/26/2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Little Sprout Explorers: Trails & Tracks
07/29/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Critter Club: Deer 101
07/30/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jr. Garden Artists: Animal Tracks
07/31/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Wild Woodlands
07/31/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Garden Artists: Picnic Plates
08/01/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/01/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Storybook Tea Party
08/02/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Little Sprout Explorers: Wacky Woodpeckers
08/05/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Critter Club: Bluebirds 101
08/06/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/07/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fairy & Gnome Summer Homes
08/08/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/08/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Family Twilight Trek
08/09/2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Little Sprout Explorers: B is for Butterfly
08/12/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Critter Club: Foxes 101
08/13/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/14/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dinosaurs in the Garden
08/15/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/15/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

WOW End of Summer Celebration!
08/16/2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Little Sprout Explorers: Mushrooms are Fun Guys!
08/19/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Critter Club: Mosquitoes 101
08/20/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/21/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/22/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Family Twilight Trek
08/23/2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Little Sprout Explorers: Forest STEM
08/26/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Critter Club: Skunks 101
08/27/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/28/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Member Exclusive: Fungi & Friends
08/29/2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am