Reconnect, Recharge and Relax with a Garden Adventure

A visit to Powell Gardens is a great way to reconnect with your family and the wonders of the natural world. Here's how to plan the perfect outing:

Tour the Gardens

Explore the winding paths of Powell Gardens at your leisure, planning play stops along the way. A few visitor favorites include the sand box on the way to the Island Garden, the mulch paths in the Rock & Waterfall Garden and watching the fish off the Perennial Garden Arbor. (All of these areas are included with your regular Garden admission.) See an overview of the Gardens here.

Explore Fun Foods Farm

Peer into the eyes of a giant praying mantis, imagine life as a chicken and hop on the famous Missouri mule for a photo op in our youth education garden, a part of the larger Heartland Harvest Garden. Don't forget to explore the Worm Dig for some real hands-on fun! All of these activities are included in your regular Garden admission.

Splash through the Fountain Garden

This is the cool spot to be in the heat of the summer. Bring towels and sun block and swim diapers for the little ones.


Check our Calendar of Events

You'll find lots of kid-friendly activities every month of the year! Check the Calendar of Events for a full listing or to see what’s happening on any given day.

Special Performances

In 2016, enjoy performances by Paul Mesner Puppets on Sunday, June 19 (Father's Day) and Dino O'Dell on Saturday, August 27. 

Join the Kids' Club

For more hands-on and behind-the-scenes fun join Powell Gardens Kids' Club, now meeting monthly. See the details.

A Few Planning Notes

If your children are young, don't forget a stroller or wagon for touring. Restrooms, drinking fountains and gift shops with great souvenirs are available at the Visitor Education Center.

Did you know? Many of the classes offered at Powell Gardens are a perfect fit for earning scouting badges. Take a hike, explore a pond, meet bugs, learn about water-wise gardening and more.
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Did you know Powell Gardens offers classes for youth and families year-round?

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Meet the Missouri mules and see what's growing at Fun Foods Farm, a garden just for kids!

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Learn more about our monthly Kids Club. It's a great way to reconnect with nature.

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