Family & Children Programs

Tots in the Gardens-Cancelled until Further Notice

1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays at 2pm-3pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 10am -11am 

Members: $2 per person
Non Members: $4 per person 

Cash Only, fee for children only, accompanying adults are free

Every week is a new nature-themed topic to explore. Learn about plants, birds, bugs, and the tools you can use to explore nature with your 3-5 year old. Every session includes an activity or craft, snack, and story.

Themes change every two weeks.Weeks 1 and 2 are the same program, weeks 3 and 4 are the same program, months with a 5th week will be different  

We will meet at the Kitchen Potager.   We'll be there rain or shine so be sure to dress for the weather and playing outside. 

Read our Tots in the Gardens review from Wausau Mama Here

Summer Camp in the Gardens Reunion & Open House

April 25, 2020, 10am-12pm 

Come learn more about Summer Camp in the Gardens! Bring your kids, chat with other parents, and register for camp in one fun visit to the Gardens. Activities will be available for kids while you complete paperwork or chat with other parents, and Monk Gardens staff will be available to answer all your questions.

Did your kids come to camp last year? Bring a new family along, and if you both register for camp, you'll both receive $10 off.


Art in the Gardens

Thursdays, June-July (except July 16th)

Members: $5 per person
Non Members: $7 per person 
Ages: Families with children

Cash Only

Engage in the gardens through a new art medium each week June-July, led by Monk Gardens staff or guest artists. Learn the technique of the week, find inspiration in the Gardens, work on your project as long as you’d like and take the finished product home.  

We will meet at the Kitchen Potager.   We'll be there rain or shine so be sure to dress for the weather. 


Dinner in the Gardens

August 14th, 21st, 28th, 6-8pm

: $40 for a family of 4 or less, $8 per person after 4
Non-Members: $45 for a family of 4 or less, $8 per person after 4
Ages: Families with children

Registration opens May 14th! 

Aug 14th - Pizza, led by Dan Sosnowski Polito’s General Manager
Aug 21st - Spring Rolls, led by Sheng Khang and Paj Ntshua Nplaim (The Roses) dance group
Aug 28th - Tacos & Pico de Gallo, led by Ta Taquiera's Luis Melendez

Bring your family to the Gardens for a unique outdoor dinner-making experience. Guided by a local chef, use garden fresh ingredients to make dinner as a family.

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