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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Holiday Model Train Show

Atlanta

November 12 - January 7
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Take a journey around the holiday model train garden!

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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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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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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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Children's Performances

Gainesville

Saturdays, December 2 and 16
11 a.m.

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

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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 Saint 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. - 1 p.m.

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

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Storybook Time

Atlanta

First Wednesdays, November - March
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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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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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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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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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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Colored Pencil Painting Workshop

Gainesville

Saturday, January 20
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Colored pencils are the perfect choice for sketching. Children can capture whimsical images by creating a journal that will include a technical reference guide. (Supplies provided).

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Watercolor Painting for Children

Gainesville

Saturday, February 17
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Create beautiful images and learn about the techniques of watercolor painting, kid style! (Supplies provided).

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Spring Break Camp

Atlanta

Thursday and Friday, April 5 - 6
9 a.m. - noon

Celebrate spring and discover spectacular flowers and animals emerging from winter slumber.

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Natural Egg Dyeing

Drop-In Family Program

Atlanta

March 23, 30 and 31
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Certain plants contain powerful dyes that create stunning colors. Join us for this interactive class to learn more about these plants while decorating vibrant eggs.

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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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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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Homeschool Day

Atlanta

Wednesday, May 16 2018

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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