Youth & Family Programs
Get your kids and entire family hooked on plants and nature at one of the many youth and family programs at the North Carolina Botanical Garden! From preschool classes to family workshops to summer camp, our engaging, hands-on programs are designed to connect children with the natural world and cultivate a lifelong love for science-learning.
We also offer opportunities for families to explore and play on their own – outdoors in the Children’s Wonder Garden and indoors in the Peacock Discovery Room (temporarily closed).
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature
Children's Wonder Garden
Nature Play at Home
We recommend that parents and educators take a look at a new publication by the Natural Learning Initiative (NC State University) — “Nature Play at Home: A Guide for Boosting Children’s Healthy Development and Creativity.” Developed by the National Wildlife Federation and Natural Learning Initiative, this guide is a tool for creating enticing outdoor play spaces in your backyard, patio, or balcony.