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Family Programs and Workshops

Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil Sprouts: Going Green - Chlorophyll
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT. One of the most important pigments in nature is chlorophyll. It gives plants their green color and helps them create their own food through photosynthesis. In this month’s class we will learn about chlorophyll, investigate color in the classroom, and go on a hunt to find different hues in the garden. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil Sprouts: Going Green - Chlorophyll
One of the most important pigments in nature is chlorophyll. It gives plants their green color and helps them create their own food through photosynthesis. In this month’s class we will learn about chlorophyll, investigate color in the classroom, and go on a hunt to find different hues in the garden. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil Sprouts: Going Green - Chlorophyll
One of the most important pigments in nature is chlorophyll. It gives plants their green color and helps them create their own food through photosynthesis. In this month’s class we will learn about chlorophyll, investigate color in the classroom, and go on a hunt to find different hues in the garden. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Springtime Wreath
It is spring! We will be making nice green fleece wreaths. Plan on selecting and tying fleece to a wreath form. We will finish the design with a selection of springtime silk flowers. Each family registration will make two wreaths that are 8 inches in diameter. $30, $20 for garden members

March 29 through April 25, 2024
  
StoryWalk®: “Dig In!”
Take a stroll through the arboretum and explore all of the creepy, crawly, dirty, muddy, green, and growing things that can be found in the garden. Following along with the story “Dig In!” by Cindy Jenson-Elliott, your family can take part in some fun activities. StoryWalk® combines the love of reading with healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story to exercise your brain and body. Included with paid admission or with garden membership.

Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Wiggly Worms
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT! In this month’s class we’ll learn about worms and their important work in the garden. We’ll go on an earthworm expedition while exploring their habitat at Lauritzen Gardens. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Wiggly Worms
In this month’s class we’ll learn about worms and their important work in the garden. We’ll go on an earthworm expedition while exploring their habitat at Lauritzen Gardens. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Wiggly Worms
In this month’s class we’ll learn about worms and their important work in the garden. We’ll go on an earthworm expedition while exploring their habitat at Lauritzen Gardens. $18, $8 for members.

Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Block Dinosaurs and Plants
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! Everyone likes a good brick build. We will be making our own little brick dinosaurs, and a plant for them to enjoy. The sets we are using are for age 6 and up. Younger children will need extra adult support. Each family registration will be making 2 small dinosaurs and 1 brick succulent plant. $35, $25 for garden members

Saturday, April 13 at Noon
  
Family Workshop: Block Dinosaurs and Plants
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! Everyone likes a good brick build. We will be making our own little brick dinosaurs, and a plant for them to enjoy. The sets we are using are for age 6 and up. Younger children will need extra adult support. Each family registration will be making 2 small dinosaurs and 1 brick succulent plant. $35, $25 for garden members

Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Dino-mite Tales
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!

April 26 through June 15, 2024
  
StoryWalk®: “Feathers for Lunch”
Take a stroll through the arboretum and read about the adventures and escapades of an escaped house cat who encounters twelve common birds in the backyard. Following along with the story “Feathers for Lunch” by Lois Ehlert, your family can take part in some fun activities. StoryWalk® combines the love of reading with healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story to exercise your brain and body. Included with paid admission or with garden membership.

Wednesday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Food in the Garden
This month we’ll learn where food comes from and we’ll explore what is growing at Lauritzen Gardens. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Food in the Garden
This month we’ll learn where food comes from and we’ll explore what is growing at Lauritzen Gardens. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, May 2 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Food in the Garden
This month we’ll learn where food comes from and we’ll explore what is growing at Lauritzen Gardens. $18, $8 for members.

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Mother's Day
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! We love Mom to the Moon and Back. Come paint your own moon lamp. Each lamp comes with a moon shaped ball and a wooden stand. The moon comes with a battery, measures 4.75 inches, and has an on and off switch on the bottom. Add swirls of colors, flowers, rainbows, make it as unique as your love for Mom. Each family registration is for 1 moon lamp. $30, $20 for garden members

Saturday, May 11 at Noon
  
Family Workshop: Mother's Day Moon Lamps
SECOND SESSION ADDED BY REQUEST! We love Mom to the Moon and Back. Come paint your own moon lamp. Each lamp comes with a moon shaped ball and a wooden stand. The moon comes with a battery, measures 4.75 inches, and has an on and off switch on the bottom. Add swirls of colors, flowers, rainbows, make it as unique as your love for Mom. Each family registration is for 1 moon lamp. $30, $20 for garden members.

Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: For the Birds
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!

June 16 through July 31, 2024
  
StoryWalk®: “Plants Can’t Sit Still”
Take a stroll through the arboretum and discover the many ways plants move. Following along with the story “Plants Can’t Sit Still” by Rebecca E. Hirsch and Mia Posada, your family can take part in some fun activities that exercise the brain and body. Whether it's a sunflower, a Venus flytrap, or an exotic plant like an exploding cucumber, this fascinating book shows just how excitingly active plants really are. Included with paid admission or with garden membership.

Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Curious Conservationists
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!

Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Backyard Bugs
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!

August 1 through September 15, 2024
  
StoryWalk®: “Nothing Scares Spider!”
There's NOTHING to be scared of . . . or is there? Take a stroll through the arboretum and go on an adventure with the fearless Spider and her friends. Following along with the story “Nothing Scares Spider” by S. Marendaz, your family will encounter fearsome fish, hungry birds, and hairy beasts and can take part in some fun activities. StoryWalk® combines the love of reading with healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story to exercise your brain and body. Included with paid admission or with garden membership.

Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Reading on the Railroad
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!

Thursday, September 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: In My Pond
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!

Thursday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Going on a Leaf Hunt
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join Omaha Public Library in the garden for stories that celebrate plants, insects, gardens and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared towards preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Drop in and join us!
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