Wegmans Family Day: Welcome Spring

Date(s) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Wegmans Family Day will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

Have fun with your food in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Botanical Gardens. See the schedule below for upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 5 – 12, caregivers of the youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations.

Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly.

As part of Wegmans Family Days, they are now offering free mini-tours to the general public during Family Day dates. Join them at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. in the Main Palm Dome by the “tour meets here” sign. Tour topics vary and reservations are not required. All tours are child friendly

Activities are included with paid Botanical Gardens admission/membership.

Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 62 and older), $9 for students (ages 13 and older with ID), $6 for children ages 3 – 12  and free for Botanical Gardens members and children 2 and under.

March 18 – All About Vegetables
Come learn about all of the different plant parts that we eat. Talk about roots, stems, leaves, and seeds and learn what makes them so special.

April 22 – Welcome Spring
Celebrate the coming of spring at the Botanical Gardens. Create a number of spring crafts while visiting the annual Spring Exhibit.

May 20 – Extraordinary Pollinators
Learn about why pollinators are so important to the environment and our food supply. Talk about birds, butterflies, bats, and visit our busy beehive.

June 17 – Desert Adventures
Explore the ways that plants have learned to survive in the desert while visiting the cacti collection at the Botanical Gardens. Taste fruit from the desert, craft some fabulous desert creations and take home your very own desert plant.

October 21 – Spooky Celebration
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at the Botanical Gardens. Learn about some spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Then enjoy some Halloween treats. Feel free to show off your costume.

November 18 – Healthy Harvest
Visit the Botanical Gardens to learn all about the autumn harvest season. Create some fun fall crafts while munching on a special harvest treat and learning how various cultures celebrate this time of year.

December 9 – Santa’s Workshop
Visit with Santa and enjoy some fun holiday-themed activities. Santa will be visiting only during the hours of Santa’s Workshop-he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Botanical Gardens. Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each.