Family Programs

Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
Open September 28 through November 10

Dispersed throughout the Botanical Garden, visitors will be treated to scarecrows created by community organizations and partners. This artistic exhibit highlights creative and fun interpretations of scarecrows and the harvest season. Included with general admission. Members enjoy the exhibition for free.

Picture Your World Weekend Workshop
Sunday, September 22 | 1pm-4:30 pm

Picture Your World provides a unique opportunity for youth and their families to share the experience of nature up close and personal. The program brings families and underserved schools to both new and familiar natural areas, forming partnerships with other conservation entities. As a strategic outdoor education program, Picture Your World actively connects children with the natural environment, teaches them about the nature around them, while endowing them with the tools, photography instruction and art concepts necessary to engage their imagination and express themselves creatively.
A scenic oasis with trails, pond, native plants, and glass conservatories with florae from around the world. Workshop registration fee includes entrance to San Antonio Botanical Garden. Offered in partnership with Green Spaces Alliance.
Fee: Tickets are $20.Guests are welcome to enjoy the Garden before or after the workshop.
Purchase tickets at Green Spaces Alliance

Magik on the Road at the Botanical Garden

The Kingdom of Texas
September 8 | 2-3pm
For more than 100 years Texas was a Spanish Colony known as “The Kingdom of Texas” – that’s just one of many Texas facts in this crash course in Texas lore. Including stories like the Legend of the Bluebonnets, the tale of Pecos Bill, and of course, Davey Crockett and the saga of the Alamo, this show is sure to make your students experts in all things Texas.

The Ugly Duckling
August 18, September 15 | 2-3pm
The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better.

The Ants Go Marching
September 1, September 22 | 2-3pm
A plucky young Red Ant goes on a quest to find a Rainbow, but finds herself in Blue Ant territory! A story of learning, communicating and building, Ants Go Marching is Magik’s first Theatre for the Very Young original created for children ages 5 and under. Together, with Red and Blue, you will go on a colorful adventure of rhythm, dance, and new friendship!

Fee: Tickets are $15 for adults and children ages 1 and up; theatre guests are welcome to enjoy the Garden before or after the performance. No discounts.

Purchase tickets at

Little Sprouts  Registration Now Open

Mondays | 10am – 11:30am
Bring your little one, age 3-5 years, to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Each Little Sprout Monday includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. Snacks are provided.
Fee is $15 ($13.50 members) per adult and $8 ($7 members) per child.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child. All children and adults attending must be registered separately.

Children’s Vegetable Garden Fall 2019 – On Sale Now.
Session starts September 7, 2019

The Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 7-16 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of our partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, as well as other volunteer organizations. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x28’ garden plot. Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after they have tended their garden. In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants are required to attend all sessions (two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their child. A parent or guardian must stay with their child.  Learn more and register HERE


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