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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.

2016-2017: THE ANIMAL FRIENDS IN MY GARDEN
Come to the garden and discover fun facts about the creatures that live at Lauritzen Gardens. 

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.

 

Brilliant Butterflies and Bees 

    • Wednesday, August 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, August 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on brilliant butterflies and bees, how they serve as pollinators, and why pollinators are so important. 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

 Helpful, Hungry Hummingbirds  

    • Wednesday, September 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, September 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the helpful, hungry hummingbird- its small size, delicious diet and movement during migration!
    •  $8/member, $14/non-member

Feeling Batty! 

    • Wednesday, October 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, October 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on bats. Learn about their sleeping schedules, other interesting facts, and how bats benefit the garden.
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Great Gobblers: Turkeys 

    • Wednesday, November 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, November 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the terrific turkey. Learn where turkeys live, about the sounds they make and how they help the garden grow. 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Feathered Friends: Cardinals 

    • Wednesday, December 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, December 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the crimson cardinal. Learn about its brilliant color, interesting song, and how male and female cardinals are different! 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

What A Hoot: Owls 

    • Wednesday, January 11 , 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, January 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the world of owls. Learn about the importance of owls in the garden, what's special about their feathers, what they eat, when they sleep, and more!
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Rascally Rabbits 

    • Wednesday, February 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, February 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the rascally rabbit. Discover special characteristics of these feisty creatures and learn about the one big benefit that rabbits provide the garden. 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

The Marvelous Mantis 

    • Wednesday, March 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, March 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the praying mantis. Learn why the praying mantis is so special, what makes it a friend to the garden, the unique things they can do with their heads, and other amazing facts!
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

A Ladybug's Life 

    • Wednesday, April 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, April 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the life of the ladybug. Learn about their favorite foods, how much they can eat in their short lives and fun facts about their life cycle. 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

Hop To It: Frogs and Toads 

    • Wednesday, May 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday, May 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • This month's class focuses on the fun times of the frog and toad. Find out what frogs love to snack on, about its life cycle and what it means when frogs are missing from your garden. 
    • $8/member, $14/non-member

 

Family Workshops 

Pumpkin Carving with Whole Foods 

    • Saturday, October 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Create fun family memories as a talented instructor from Whole Foods Market guides you through the creation of your very own jack-o-lantern to take home. All materials, including the pumpkin and carving tools, are supplied in this exciting workshop. Each table even gets to take home their carving tools in addition to their jack-o-lantern. One registration reserves a table for up to four people. The table may be comprised of any combination of adults and children as long as at least one adult is participating. One pumpkin and one set of tools will be supplied per table.
    • $19 per member group, $25 per non-member group (does not included garden admission)

Gingerbread House Creations with Whole Foods THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT 

    • Saturday, December 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Enjoy an entertaining morning at the garden as a skilled instructor from Whole Foods Market helps you create a whimsical gingerbread house to display at home. All materials are included. One registration reserves a table for up to four people. The table may be comprised of any combination of adults and children as long as at least one adult is participating. One gingerbread house kit will be supplied per table.
    • $19 per member group, $25 per non-member group (does not included garden admission)

  


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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