Children's Discoveries

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To see and enroll in a class offered at the Cleveland Botanical Garden,

please visit cbgarden.org or call 216.721.1600.

 

Winter Wonderland Hike

Date

Saturday, Jan. 24

Time

10-noon

Location

Thayer Classroom

Instructor

Becky Thompson

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

Families with children ages 4-10 years old

Join us for a wonderful adventure as we explore the winter woods. Use all of your senses as we search for animal tracks, frozen water, icicles, red berries and green needles. We’ll see what we can discover and end up using our sense of taste while sipping hot cocoa and eating a sweet snack. The hike will take place on snowshoes if there is enough snow. If not we  will do without. Please dress for the weather.

FAM101

The Mitten

Date

Sunday, Feb. 1

Time

2 - 3:30 pm

Location

Thayer Classroom

Instructor

Education staff

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

Families of all ages

We’ll enjoy reading Jan Brett’s charming book, The Mitten, then make mittens out of natural items animals might use to keep warm. You’ll take one mitten home and join us on a short walk into the forest to leave the other for Holden’s animals. Gather back inside by the fire to warm up, enjoy a snack and a warm drink.

 

Family Snowshoe Hikes

Take advantage of the school holidays; get out of the house and come for a hike on Martin Luther King or Presidents’ Day.

Dates

Monday, Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Day)

Sunday, Feb. 15

Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents' Day)

Time

1:30 - 3pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per child, members, $10 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Families with children ages 4-10 years old

Have you ever wondered how snowshoes work? Come out and try on a pair. We will teach you how to put them on, how to walk, how to turn and how to get back up once you fall down. We will take a winter wonder hike, play some games and use our senses to explore our winter surroundings. Dress for the weather and be sure to wear boots with a large sole if possible. The bigger and heavier the boot, the better the snowshoes stay on.

 

Sweet Maple Madness

Date

Saturday, March 21

Time

10:30am - noon

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Becky Thompson, Growing Students in Science Coordinator

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

Families of all ages

It’s that sweet time of year!  Walk among sugar maple trees and discover how maple syrup has been made throughout time.  Settle inside for a maple story and sweet treat to eat. Dress for the weather. 

FAM549

S-Hort Course for Kids: Build a Bug Terrarium

Date

Saturday, May 2

Time

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Matt Edwards, animal care specialist

Cost

$25 per child, members; $35 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 5 and up

Celebrate spring in a big way!  Learn about bugs and make your own indoor insect landscape for a new favorite family pet! All materials (including insect pet) included.

FAM136

BotaniCool School

Dates

The second Friday or Saturday each month, April through October 

Time

Fridays 1 - 2pm; Saturdays 11am - noon.

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

Individual class: $10 per child, members; $20 per child, nonmembers

Series: $56 per child, members; $119 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 3-5 with an adult

BotaniCool School provides parents and children exciting opportunities to explore the natural world. Parents and children will learn together through crafts, stories and hands on discoveries. Attend all sessions and earn a prize.

April 10 and 11 – Sensational Seasons

May 8 and 9 – Beastly Bugs

FAM703

Family Hike to Little Mountain

Date

Sunday, April 19

Time

1 - 4 pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff and volunteers

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above

Little Mountain is the perfect forest to explore rock crevices.  Help us locate the sites of old hotels, find names carved in rock more than 100 years ago and search for the old spring house. Wear boots and be able to walk over 2 miles up steep terrain.

FAM191

S-Hort Course for Kids: Build a Bug Terrarium

Date

Saturday, May 2

Time

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Matt Edwards, animal care specialist

Cost

$25 per child, members; $35 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Children ages 5 and up

Celebrate spring in a big way!  Learn about bugs and make your own indoor insect landscape for a new favorite family pet! All materials (including insect pet) included.

FAM136

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, May 24

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members;, $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above

Travel up stream and back in geologic time. Search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate ancient rock layers. Bring a sense of adventure and waterproof boots. Must be able to walk for 2 miles up steep, slippery terrain.

FAM223