Making Memories for a Lifetime
Introducing children to the wonders of the natural world will nurture their enthusiasm for learning throughout life. Each season Powell Gardens offers a wealth of opportunities for families, young learners and the young-at-heart to learn together in an inspiring setting.
Whether you are looking for self-guided experiences or an engaging, in-depth program, Powell Gardens is a resource you can count on year round. Our current programs for children and youth include:
Youth and Family Classes
Class topics include bird watching, food preparation, Monarch butterfly tagging and more. Most of these classes take place on the weekend. See the current schedule of youth and family classes.
Powell Gardens' history with the scouting community dates back to 1969, the first year the Kansas City Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America used this land as a regional camp. Today scouts can earn a variety of badges during visits to Powell Gardens. Scouts can participate in activities that lead to a naturalist badge, world conservation award and more. We're also happy to customize a program just for you. See the options.
Powell Gardens makes a great outdoor laboratory to enrich your children's learning. Check our calendar for a schedule of drop-in opportunities ranging from Wednesday art projects in the summer to birding days in the winter. Our downloadable itineraries and scavenger hunts let you plan ahead. We've also tailored some of our school field trips to work for groups of mixed ages. Learn more.
The Kids' Club at Powell Gardens is a great way to engage your child with the natural world and reap the benefits of playing outside! The club meets monthly May through September. Let your child dig, plant, create, explore and discover through this program for ages 6 through 12. More details and registration.
Birthday Parties in Fun Foods Farm
Looking for a painless way to organize a birthday party your child will never forget? Check out our new offerings for parties in Fun Foods Farm. With our indoor location, weather's never a worry and this year's themes are a blast! Learn more.