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

Tea Time!

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter weekends call for a cup of hot cocoa or tea and sweet treats. Learn about tea time around the world and make a special tea or cocoa mix to take home. Learn how to make a healthy snack to go with your tea. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Cost $10.00/child; adult accompanies children.

Fee: $10.00

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Faerie Doors Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9:30am

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world. Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations. After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens. Two sessions on one date: 9:30-11:00am 19-YE-02 and 11:30-1:00pm 19-YE-03. Recommended for children 4-12. Cost $12.00/child; adult accompanies children.

Fee: $12.00

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Faerie Doors Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:30am

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world. Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations. After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens. Two sessions on one date: 9:30-11:00am 19-YE-02 and 11:30-1:00pm 19-YE-03. Recommended for children 4-12. Cost $12.00/child. adult accompanies children.

Fee: $12.00

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Just Deserts

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Deserts are beautiful, special places with plants uniquely adapted to dry conditions. Explore the arid house and learn how plants & animals survive in the desert. Then, make a desert garden to take home with succulents that require little care or water. Recommended for ages 5-12. Cost $12.00/child; adult accompanies children.

Fee: $12.00

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Super Seedlings

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am

Seeds are a mystery; how does a tiny seed grow into a big tomato plant? Now is the time to start seedlings which can be transplanted when the weather is warm. Explore the lifecycle of plants from flower to seedling and plant seeds to grow at home. Cost $10.00/child; adult accompanies children.

Fee: $10.00

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