Children’s Programs

The Garden welcomes visits from children and they love exploring the Garden! Check out our events calendar below for a list of upcoming Children’s acitivites!

Events Calendar

No drop-offs; parent/guardian must accompany children. These are outdoor events.

All Children’s Programs will resume in the Fall. Check our website for updates or sign up for our Children’s Newsletter for more info.

Starting September 1st, 2022 we will be raising our admission rates.

Children 5-17  $5 admission
Children 4 and under are still free

Children’s passes will be available to Members who joined or renewed before September 1st. These passes admit 1-2 children for free and expire on December 31st, 2022. Members can request these passes at the kiosk starting September 1st, 2022.



Workshop Wednesdays 10am-10:45am | Every Wednesday in the Plaza (RSVP required)
Every Wednesday we will have a craft activity out in the Plaza. Price will vary depending on the craft.


Story Time 10am-10:30am | Every Thursday in the Nook (RSVP required)
Each Thursday, we will host a story time reading in our new Children’s Nook in the Garden. This event is free with Garden Admission.



The Garden is continually expanding its class offerings for children.  Our arts and crafts classes enable children to express themselves through art using nature and the Garden as the inspiration, medium or location.  Our science and nature based classes let children learn and discover the world of plants and the environment. Sign up for our email newsletter.

Field Trips

Learn more about our new field trip program here! You can also contact education@ruthbancroftgarden.org for information about scheduling a field trip for a school group or scouts.


Paint-a-Pot videos

RBG – for Kids & Families

Photo Release

By entering the Ruth Bancroft Garden premises, you agree that you will possibly be photographed and filmed by the Ruth Bancroft Garden staff and volunteers. By entering, you also hereby grant the Ruth Bancroft Garden license to use your likeness, photograph, and image for archival, web, presentational and commercial purposes.