Youth Programs at MBGNA

Discover, learn, and play on our trails and in the Gaffield Children's Garden. Adventure backpacks filled with activities for self-guided fun are available during regular business hours from the front desk. We also offer several childrens' workshops and group programs.

Saturday morning programs reflect the activities offered in our newsletter, and you can sign up for them on an individual basis. If you'd like to bring a scout or youth group, our Thursday evening programs are tailored to meet badge and patch requirements.

Family Tree Registration

Please call Visitor services (734-647-0150) to use one of your 6 free passes. Please have your membership ID ready along with the names and ages of the children you are registering

Sweet Things

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00am

Chocolate, fruits, and natural sweeteners have been used to make treats for hundreds of years. Explore the world of sweets and learn to make a chocolate treat flavored with an assortment of sweet flavors. Pre-registration suggested. Registration includes activities and materials per person.  $10/child includes activities and materials.

Fee: $10.00

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Faerie Door Workshop - 9:30am

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Join us for a morning of creative fun and make a faerie door to welcome faeries and sprites to your home. Program is designed for children, but is also open to adults or guardians who want to participate. Register for one of two time slots. Classes fills quickly; pre-registration suggested. Includes materials and activities.

Fee: $12.00

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Faerie Door Workshop - 11:30am

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:30am

Join us for a morning of creative fun and make a faerie door to welcome faeries and sprites to your home. Program is designed for children, but is also open to adults or guardians who want to participate. Register for one of two time slots. Classes fills quickly; pre-registration suggested. Includes materials and activities.

Fee: $12.00

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Just Deserts

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Explore the diversity of life in deserts and learn how plants and animals depend on each other in this very special biome. Make a desert garden with succulent plants to take home. Program is designed for children, but is open to adults who wish to participate.

Fee: $12.00

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Super Seeds!

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Investigate the secret life of a seed. Children will dissect flowers, fruits, and seeds and explore how seeds are made. We’ll sample edible seeds and then make a seed pot to take home. 18-YE-05. $8.00/child includes activities and materials.

Fee: $8.00

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