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Classes for Children and Families

*Registration information is listed at the bottom of the page.    

Lil' Sprouts  

All Lil' Sprouts classes:  

  • Are designed for children ages 3-5 and one accompanying adult.
  • Cost for the year: $80/member, $140/non-member. Single session registration is also available for $8/member, $14/non-member. Sign up now, as slots fill quickly.

2017-2018: COLORS OF NATURE

Adults and children will work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's and will go on a journey during storytime. Each participating child will create a craft, devour a snack and experience a short garden excursion. 
This class is great for pre-school preparation, as well as hands-on fun for all involved. 

Advance registration is required. Register online at www.lauritzengardens.org or call Allison at (402) 346-4002, ext. 253.

 

Blue Hues 

    • Wednesday, August 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, August 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color blue and the aquatic life that call our blue garden ponds home.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

 An Orange Fall  

    • Wednesday, September 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, September 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color black and the migration of various birds, such as red wing black birds.
    •  $8/member, $14/non-member

Beautiful Black 

    • Wednesday, October 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, October 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color black and the migration of various birds, such as red wing black birds.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Brown Leaves 

    • Wednesday, November 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, November 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color brown and the changing of the seasons.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Holiday Red 

    • Wednesday, December 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, December 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color red and the beautiful red poinsettias that bring the garden to life this month. 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

A White Whirlwind 

    • Wednesday, January 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, January 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color white and the tracks animals leave behind when the ground becomes covered.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Perfectly Purple 

    • Wednesday, February 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, February 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color purple and other vibrant colors that can be found in the conservatory in the winter months. $8/member, $14/non-member

Going Green 

    • Wednesday, March 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, March 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color green and the ways this color signals a new season for the garden.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Yellow Blooms 

    • Wednesday, April 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, April 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color yellow and the first blooms of spring as well as the yellow insects that pollinate these beautiful blooms.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

May Pinks 

    • Wednesday, May 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, May 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the color pink and the pink worms that help keep the garden beautiful.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Registration and Cancellation Information 

Sign Up Early!  
Click here to register. Programs fill quickly and classes are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. Registration must be completed at least one week in advance of the class. For more information, please contact Allison Dush at a.dush@omahabotanicalgardens.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 253.   


After Registration
Registered participants will be contacted the week of the program to confirm enrollment. Participants should dress accordingly for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Upon arrival at the garden, participants should check in at the admission desk. Classroom doors are open a half-hour before starting time. Program registration includes admission to the garden for the entire day of the class. Children or guests not registered for the program will not be allowed into the class or garden without garden admission or program registration. Children's programs, with the exception of preschool-aged programs, do not include adult admission to the garden.    

Refunds and Cancellations
If a registration for a program must be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least one week before the program. Courses with insufficient registration are sometimes cancelled. If a class is cancelled, phone notification will be made as early as possible. Full refunds are given for classes cancelled due to insufficient registration. In case of severe weather, participants should call (402) 346-4002, ext. 263 to check the status of the program in which they have registered. 

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