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Family Programs and Workshops

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!

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!

Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Pond Life
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. In this monthís class we will learn about the the importance of the life in and around a pond. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, September 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Pond Life
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. In this monthís class we will learn about the the importance of the life in and around a pond. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, September 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Pond Life
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. In this monthís class we will learn about the the importance of the life in and around a pond. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.
Family Workshop: Fall Tree Clocks
It's time for some fun in the garden - as you and your family make your own clock. We will provide a wooden back that can be decorated with a hand-painted tree. Wooden numbers will mark our clocks and hands and motors will complete the timepiece. Pre-registration is required. One project set is provided per registration (up to 5 participants as long as one adult is in attendance). $25 per family, $15 for garden members.

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!

Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Symmetry in the Garden
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. Have you ever noticed how a succulent's leaves are the same on both sides? Join us to learn about symmetry in nature. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Symmetry in the Garden
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. Have you ever noticed how a succulent's leaves are the same on both sides? Join us to learn about symmetry in nature. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, October 3 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Symmetry in the Garden
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. Have you ever noticed how a succulent's leaves are the same on both sides? Join us to learn about symmetry in nature. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.
Family Workshop: Web and Leaf Dreamcatcher
Join us to create your own dreamcatcher, patterned after a spiderís web. As you work, learn about the tradition of the dreamcatcher in indigenous cultures and the meaning of its multiple parts. Pre-registration is required. One project set is provided per registration (up to 5 participants as long as one adult is in attendance). $25 per family, $15 for garden members.

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!

Wednesday, November 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Butterflies and Moths
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. THIS MONTH - From far away, butterflies and moths may look the same, but they are actually very different! Learn how to attract these beneficial insects to the garden and the ways they help it thrive. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Butterflies and Moths
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. THIS MONTH - From far away, butterflies and moths may look the same, but they are actually very different! Learn how to attract these beneficial insects to the garden and the ways they help it thrive. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, November 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Butterflies and Moths
Lauritzen Gardens is a magical environment for preschool-aged children and adults to explore and learn in together. In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. THIS MONTH - From far away, butterflies and moths may look the same, but they are actually very different! Learn how to attract these beneficial insects to the garden and the ways they help it thrive. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.
Family Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece or Wall Hanging
Join us to create a seed mosaic that can be used as a decorative centerpiece or wall hanging for Thanksgiving and other fall celebrations! Pre-registration is required. One project set is provided per registration (up to 5 participants as long as one adult is in attendance). $25 per family, $15 for garden members.

Wednesday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Poinsettia (Cuetlaxochitl)
In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. In this class, learn about the history and legend of the poinsettia and why their bracts are so colorful. In this class, learn about the history and legend of the poinsettia and why their bracts are so colorful. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, December 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Poinsettia (Cuetlaxochitl)
In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. In this class, learn about the history and legend of the poinsettia and why their bracts are so colorful. In this class, learn about the history and legend of the poinsettia and why their bracts are so colorful. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Thursday, December 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Poinsettia (Cuetlaxochitl)
In Lilí Sprouts, guests engage their senses while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABCís and 123ís. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature. In this class, learn about the history and legend of the poinsettia and why their bracts are so colorful. In this class, learn about the history and legend of the poinsettia and why their bracts are so colorful. Pre-registration is required. Each registration is good for one child (ages 3-5) and one accompanying adult. $18, $8 for members.

Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Gingerbread House
Classic holiday fun is here! This family workshop will provide you with all the decorations and icing to create your own gingerbread house. Make sweet memories together as you celebrate the season. In addition to our construction time, there will be guided walk through the garden's festive holiday show. One project set is provided per registration (up to 5 participants as long as one adult is in attendance). $40 per family, $30 for garden members.

Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Gingerbread House
Classic holiday fun is here! This family workshop will provide you with all the decorations and icing to create your own gingerbread house. Make sweet memories together as you celebrate the season. In addition to our construction time, there will be guided walk through the garden's festive holiday show. One project set is provided per registration (up to 5 participants as long as one adult is in attendance). $40 per family, $30 for garden members.

Saturday, December 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Gingerbread House
Classic holiday fun is here! This family workshop will provide you with all the decorations and icing to create your own gingerbread house. Make sweet memories together as you celebrate the season. In addition to our construction time, there will be guided walk through the garden's festive holiday show. One project set is provided per registration (up to 5 participants as long as one adult is in attendance). $40 per family, $30 for garden members.
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