Tag Archives: Family

June 16th, 2017

Fourth of July Fireworks

Gates open at 5:30pm | Fireworks around 9pm
Mark your calendars for an amazing Fourth of July fireworks display.  Thanks to our neighbors at the San Antonio County Club, the Garden is a perfect spot to celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family on the lush grounds of the Garden. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. General admission applies ($12-$9). Members enjoy this event for free.

Onsite parking is free, but limited. We encourage guests to rideshare to and from the event. First-time riders can sign up for Uber and use the promo code SABOT to receive a free ride on us, up to $20 off

January 16th, 2017

Dog Days – Happy HOWLidays

Happy HOWLidays – Dog Days at the Garden! December 2-3, 2017

It’s a dog-friendly weekend at the beautiful Botanical Garden. Four legged friends can enjoy doggy swimming pools and bowls of water throughout the Garden.

Saturday from 10AM-2PM
· San Antonio Humane Society: Trainers will be demonstrating basic obedience with a few adoptable  dogs
· Animal Care Services
· Hands-on activities about dogs and plants
Sunday from 10AM-2PM
· San Antonio Humane Society trainers will be demonstrating basic obedience with a few adoptable dogs
· Hands-on activities about dogs and plants

 

Cost: General admission + $5 donation per dog (on a leash, please) will go toward local animal friendly charities.

Members enjoy free admission + $5 donation per leashed dog.

August 18th, 2017

BOOtanica

Included with general admission. Members enjoy this event for free. BOOtanica Days, sponsored by H-E-B, celebrates the fall season at the Garden with a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family. On October 28, dress up in your favorite costume and join a parade along the new Garden promenade at 10am and 2pm. Fun activities provided by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and other nature partners. Thanks to H-E-B, all guests enjoy $2 off admission to BOOtanica.

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August 18th, 2017

Grand Opening (Day 2)

The San Antonio Botanical Garden, with great excitement, unveils the city’s new garden adventure, bringing more unique opportunities for all generations to engage with nature. Visitors will enjoy 8 new acres of Garden space and fun activities!

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  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ongoing ($12-9 General Admission; Free for SABOT Members) The Garden is open until 5pm daily.
    • Hands-on children’s activities
    • Wellness activities
    • Culinary demonstrations
    • Live music, performances and story telling
    • Food trucks
    • Speaker series
    • Herb giveaway (while supplies last)
    • Lawn games
    • Scarecrow Trail exhibit
    • Art in the Garden exhibit
    • New Garden Gift shop

August 18th, 2017

Grand Opening!

The San Antonio Botanical Garden, with great excitement, unveils the city’s new garden adventure, bringing more unique opportunities for all generations to engage with nature. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Halsell Welcome Building with gates opening to the public immediately thereafter.

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Visitors will enjoy 8 new acres of Garden space and fun activities!

  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ongoing ($12-9 General Admission; Free for SABOT Members) The Garden is open until 5pm daily.
    • Hands-on children’s activities
    • Wellness activities
    • Culinary demonstrations
    • Live music, performances and story telling
    • Food trucks
    • Speaker series
    • Herb giveaway (while supplies last)
    • Lawn games
    • Scarecrow Trail exhibit
    • Art in the Garden exhibit
    • New Garden Gift shop

August 18th, 2017

BOOtanica

Included with general admission. Members enjoy this event for free. BOOtanica Days, sponsored by H-E-B, celebrates the fall season at the Garden with a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family. Make a bat mask, learn about bat pollinators, and enjoy a garden exploration activity. Thanks to H-E-B, all guests enjoy $2 off admission to BOOtanica.

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August 23rd, 2017

Tiny Dragons in Your Own Backyard: Anoles and Other Texas Lizards

Know a budding scientist?  Learn from Trinity Biology students about the anoles and other reptiles in your Texas Backyard.  Start the class indoors with some fun, hands-on activities, then venture outdoors with the researchers to learn about their work at The Garden.

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

Fee: $25 per adult/child pair

Instructors: Trinity Biology Students

Click here BY SEPTEMBER 7TH to register

January 16th, 2017

Dog Days of Summer

It’s a dog friendly weekend!

Dog Days of Summer kicks off Saturday, August 5 through Sunday, August 6. The Garden welcomes leashed dogs and their companions from 9am – 5pm throughout the summer weekend. Joining the Garden for Dog Days on Saturday are Animal Care Services (City of San Antonio) and SNIPSA. Proceeds from the weekend benefit local animal charities.

Admission ($12-$9) per person + $5 per leashed dog. Members enjoy free admission + $5 per leashed dog.

June 20th, 2017

Wild With Worms Workshop

Wild with Worms Workshop – Starting a Vermiculture System at Home 

Instructor: Emma Trester-Wilson, San Antonio Botanical Garden Staff

Feel guilty when you throw away food scraps?  Worry no longer!  In this fun, hands-on workshop families can create a starter worm bin to take home. Fee: $45 includes all materials per family unit (one adult and up to three children, $10 per additional person)

Age minimum: 8 years

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June 20th, 2017

Terrarium Program

Instructor: Emma Trester-Wilson, San Antonio Botanical Garden Staff

Families have fun while reviewing plant needs, the structure and functions of plants, and explore seeds. At the end of the class you will take small plastic terrarium home with you. Fee: $25 per family unit (one adult and up to three children, $10 per additional person)

Age Restrictions 6-12 years
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