Family Fun

Fun and adventure for the whole family.

Bringing the kids for a day outdoors? Only have an hour or so to spare? We’ve got you covered! Use this custom guide along with your Garden map for a quick tour.


Walk down through the Larsen Orchard Remnant (5). How many birds are chirping in the trees? Can you spot any animals that have stayed for the winter?

Nielsen Children’s Garden

Continue through the Herb Display Gardens (6) and down the hill. You’ll pass by the Daylily Display Garden (8) (usually in bloom in July!), and walk through the Meyer Bridge (9) to get to the Nielsen Children’s Garden (12).

The Pond Loop

Head back the way you came and take a left on the mulch path just before the Meyer Bridge (9). Here you can explore the more untamed, winteriffic parts of the Garden, including the Big Pond. Keep following the path and you’ll stroll through the Schneider Family Grand Garden (34).

More Things to Do

Family fun never stops at the Garden! Enjoy a snowshoe hike in the fresh air, explore the snow-blanketed Garden with a winter scavenger hunt or spend quality time during our Polar Pollinator Pop-Up exhibit. Remember to save the date for our returning summer exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms!

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