Family Drop-In Programs (free with admission)

Join us for some hands-on family fun!  Programming will vary but will include activities such as planting a seed to take home, creating a simple craft, taking part in garden exploration and/or a nutritional activity.

1st Saturday of the month  10AM-Noon

October 7      – BOOtanica: Scarecrows and other Critters


New! Family Programming! 

Take a Leaf from Nature: Sketch, journal and book-making inspired by the Gardens


Instructor: Susie Monday, local artist

Young artists will learn basic nature illustration skills appropriate for their ages through a series of on-site and still life sketch activities, chronicle a specific natural scene, plant or insect they see in the Gardens with a journal entry and then, using simple printmaking techniques, make leaf-printed cloth covers for a handmade nature journal modeled upon Japanese accordion fold books. Parents will learn alongside their child, and take away other nature activities to try at home.

Age Range: 8-12 years; Adult must accompany a child

Fee: $45 per adult/child pair (includes all materials), $10 for each additional child.

Instructor Bio: Susie Monday is an artist, teacher, exhibit designer and writer with more than 4 decades of teaching kids and adults. Her award winning textile work, much of it inspired by nature, is in private and public collections. Susie is also co-author of The Missing Alphabet, A Parents’ Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids, Greenleaf Press. ,

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Feathered Friends: Caring for Birds in Winter


Instructor: Emma Trester-Wilson, Botanical Garden Staff

Caring for the birds in the winter is one way we can be stewards of the earth in our own backyard. Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden to learn what birds need to survive, make bird feeders to place in your yard or give as gifts. Age Range: 8-10 years, Adult must accompany a child

Fee: $30 per adult/child pair, $10 for each additional child

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