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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Family 2nd Saturday:  Bugs!
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Bugs!

What they lack in size they make up for in numbers! From butterflies to earthworms, bugs come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. This month, join our volunteers and educators as we discover what makes these creepy crawlies tick. Assemble your own butterfly wings, meet an entomologist (a bug scientist) and learn how to dance like a bee at Family 2nd Saturday. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.



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Science Saturday: Explosive Science
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Explosive Science

Fizz, boom, POP! Chemical reactions can produce fun and exciting results. From small jumping pop rockets to giant soda geysers, join our educators and volunteers as we explore explosive science! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.




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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Family 2nd Saturday: Phobia Fun
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Phobia Fun

June theme: Phobia Fun. Are you afraid of heights? Does the dark make you nervous? Join our educators and volunteers as we explore common fears and phobias! Test the limits with our virtual reality plank walk, meet a creepy crawly face-to-face or discover how fears can keep our bodies safe! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.



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Science Saturday: Summer Solstice
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Summer Solstice

As the longest day of the year approaches, join us as we explore our neighborhood star, the sun! Create your own sundial, make art with the sunlight and find fun ways to stay cool this summer this Science Saturday. Science Saturday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.




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Family 2nd Saturday: Sustainability
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Sustainability

April Theme: Sustainability - Join our educators and volunteers as we explore ways to take better care of our world. Meet local hobbyists, investigate plastics and recycling, and discover ways to reduce waste and live sustainably. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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 Science Saturday: Welcome to Planet Earth
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Welcome to Planet Earth

This month for Science Saturday, bundle up and join us as we explore the many properties of dry ice. From coins that scream and ghostly bubbles, we hope you’re brave enough for the task. Come find out more about dry ice and what makes it so cool! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Out of this World
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Out of this World

Joins us every month for Family 2nd Saturday at Turtle Bay! This month, join us in Zubie’s Classroom for a guided creative session led by local high school art students from U-Prep. Workshops are on a first come, first serve basis and each is different from the last. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the workshops. Materials will be provided.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Science Saturday: Dry Ice Exploration
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Dry Ice Exploration

This month for Science Saturday, bundle up and join us as we explore the many properties of dry ice. From coins that scream and ghostly bubbles, we hope you’re brave enough for the task. Come find out more about dry ice and what makes it so cool! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Art Studio
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Art Studio

Joins us every month for Family 2nd Saturday at Turtle Bay! This month, join us in Zubie’s Classroom for a guided creative session led by local high school art students from U-Prep. Workshops are on a first come, first serve basis and each is different from the last. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the workshops. Materials will be provided.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Science Saturday: People of the Forest
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: People of the Forest

Forests play an important role in our lives. We use forest products every day from the food we eat to the paper we use. Forests provide clean air, water, and economic opportunities. Join us and smokejumpers from the US Forest Service to learn about the art of crosscut sawing (and even give it a try!) and things you can do to help care for the natural resources around us. Come meet Smokey Bear and learn about fire prevention from 1 – 2 pm in the Museum!

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Family 2nd Saturday: Just Add Water
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Just Add Water

Abundant, mysterious and an absolute necessity – water is a unique and fascinating substance. Join our educators and volunteers for colorful activities and exciting demonstrations that explore water and its properties! From painting with watercolors to watching water defy gravity – there will be activities for everyone is the family to enjoy.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Family 2nd Saturday: The Wind Tube Challenge
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: The Wind Tube Challenge

What are the best materials and shapes to make something fly? Play with aerodynamics as you build and test many different floating forms that hover and spin in our wind tube! Can you make an object float, spin or swirl? See what shenanigans your creations can perform!

Free with Park admission

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