Family & Children Programs

Tots in the Gardens

Every Tuesday June-August 10-11am
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10-11am Jan-May and Sept-Dec

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. 

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. 

To help us ensure that we have enough supplies for all of the tots, please RSVP using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca5a72eabfd0-tots



Read our Tots in the Gardens review from Wausau Mama Here



 

Weekend Wonders Family Program

On the second Sunday of every month (except June & July), 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Members: FREE 

Non Members: $2 per person 

Cash only.

(fee for children only, accompanying adults are free) 

Play, learn, and explore as a family in the Gardens. Each month we will explore a new topic including gardening, wildlife, bugs, birds, native plants, and more. 

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



 

Dressing for Winter

October 13, 2019, 2:00 pm -3:30 pm

Free!

Monk Gardens and Shepherd & Schaller have partnered to help you figure out how to dress your family to have fun year round. Learn what a base layer is, and all of the other layers that keep you comfortable. Find out the basics of how to keep you and your family warm and cozy no matter what winter activity you’re trying out.

We will meet at the Kitchen Potager rain or shine.


Creatures of the Night

Friday, Sept 27th 6:30pm 

$2 per person

Let's see how nocturnal you are!  Join us for a family nighttime adventure.  Explore the lives of nocturnal animals through an interactive walk in the dark through the Gardens, a truly unique experience, filled with stories, games and experiments.  
 

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