Kids create nature-inspired crafts.

Spark creativity with nature-inspired crafts for the whole family.

Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 10 am by the Swamp. Supplies are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming Projects

Winter Tree Finger Painting: Make a snowy scene using finger paints. Afterwards, don't forget to explore specimens of cold weather critters in the Naturalist Center on the third floor! January 5, 6, 12, 13.

Spongepaint Leafcutter Ants: Create your own colorful scene of lively little leafcutter ants, then check out those industrious insects hard at work on the second floor of the Osher Rainforest. January 19, 20, 26, 27.


Programs for Kids

Families with kids ages of all ages are invited to make nature-themed crafts.

Come dive into storytime with an ancient twist! 

Join us in the East Garden for an interactive puppet show exploring one caterpillars small journey through a big change.

Become a scientist for a day. Check out a field science backpack full of tools and activities to guide your exploration.

Get hands-on at the Naturalist Center with hundreds of real specimens and fun activities for all.

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