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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Kids' Club
For more hands-on and behind-the-scenes fun join Powell Gardens Kids' Club, now meeting monthly. See the details.
Enjoy a Performance
We have some great performances scheduled for 2014:
- Storytelling with Amelia Bedelia*, 2-2:30 p.m. March 29
- Storytelling with Ms. Frizzle*, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. April 19
- Paul Mesner Puppets presents Old MacDonald's Rhyming Ranch, 1:30-2:15 p.m. June 15 (Father's Day)
- StoneLion Puppet Theatre presents Backyard Buggin', 10:30-11 a.m. June 21
- Martin City, Jr. presents Aesop's Amazing Fables!©, 10-11 a.m. July 19
- Storytelling with Fancy Nancy*, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily during the Festival of Butterflies, August 1-3 and 8-10
*presented by Dawnna Morris
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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