Kids Programs

School Tours

Children's Garden

Contact the Atlanta registrar:
404-591-1543
registrar@atlantabg.org

Contact the Gainesville registrar:
404-888-4763
wcannon@atlantabg.org

Registration not required for Drop-In Family Programs.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is grateful to the Zeist Foundation, Inc. for its generous support of children's programming.
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Garden Playtime

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March - October
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Introduce your little one to the joys of nature! Join us for hands-on learning and sensory stations that will stimulate your child's interest in the natural world.

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Storybook Time

Atlanta

Wednesdays, April - October
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Listen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers! Meet in Children's Garden Amphitheater.

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Story Time and Smiles

Gainesville

Wednesdays
10 a.m.

Young children may enjoy weekly stories centered around nature and the gardens in Gainesville.

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Budding Artists

Gainesville

Wednesdays
11 a.m. - noon

Children ages 4 - 6 accompanied by an adult may use their creativity to make seasonally-inspired works of art in Gainesville. Something new each time!

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Garden Grooves

Atlanta

Thursdays, March - October
10:30 a.m.

Get ready to wiggle and warble! Join us for songs and dances inspired by the beautiful outdoors.

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Shows for Seedlings

Amphitheater Performances

Atlanta

May - September
Every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Every Saturday at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers and musicians.

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Children's Performances

Gainesville

Last Saturdays, May - October
11 a.m.

Fun for all in the new Ivester Amphitheater! Enjoy musical performances or listen to engaging storytellers.

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Terrific Trains

Gainesville

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All aboard for fun around the Model Train Garden in Gainesville! Children can play and share with boxes of toy trains.

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Discovery Stations

Gainesville

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A variety of informal educational stations showcase different topics on the Garden's natural environment. New opportunities to learn and explore!

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Creative Chocolate Creatures

Drop-In Family Program

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, September 9 - 10
11:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Use your imagination to create amazing chocolate treats that will delight your sweet tooth and enchant your tummy.

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Homeschool Day

Atlanta

Thursday, September 14

The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families. Supplement your life science, botanical and environmental studies curriculum by visiting a tropical rain forest, a desert house and a native pitcher plant bog.

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Fall Family Fun

Atlanta

Saturday and Sunday, October 7 - 29
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy the wonderful fall weather with the Garden's Scarecrows and activities for the whole family!

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta

Sunday, October 22
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best to show off on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, listen to stories, ride a pony or hop on board the Ride-on-Train!

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Ride-On-Train

The Botanical Express

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, Nov. 11 - Dec. 31
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children's Ride-on-Train is set to depart on a journey in the Garden.

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Holiday Model Train Show

Atlanta

November 11 - January 7
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Join kids and the Kids at heart for this holiday favorite! The trains depart at night during Garden Lights.

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Ugandan Kids Choir Performance

Atlanta

Saturday, November 18
10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a special cultural performance by the children of the Ugandan Kids Choir.

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Botanical Saint Nick

Atlanta

Saturdays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bring your camera and tell all your holiday wishes to Saint Nick!

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Reindog Parade

Atlanta

Saturday, December 2
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off.

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Breakfast with St. Nick

Gainesville

Saturday, December 9
9 - 11 a.m.

Get your "Little Angels" into the Holiday Spirit! Join us in Gainesville for Breakfast with St. Nick

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Holiday Family Fun

Atlanta

Dec 19 - 22
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join in on all the holiday festivities featuring storytelling, arts and crafts, and other activities.

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Winter Break Camp

Atlanta

Thursday - Friday, January 4 - 5
9 a.m. - noon

Join us for a winter adventure in the Garden. Campers will discover winter's botanical beauties and learn about winter wildlife. Enjoy two glorious mornings of exploration, activities and artwork.

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Sensational Seeds

Drop-In Family Program

Atlanta

Saturday, January 20
10 a.m. - noon

Discover all of the ways seeds are amazing and start your very own seed for entry into the Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show!

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