Wegmans Family Days at Botanical Gardens

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Date(s) - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Wegmans Family Days will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

Expanded nutrition and food-themed kids’ hands-on programming will take place  in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Botanical Gardens. Look for special plants that tie in with the monthly theme. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings.

While activities are best aligned for children ages 4-10, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations. Included with paid Gardens admission/Membership. Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly. Go to their website or contact 716-827-1584 ext. 291.

Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (ages 55 and older) and students (ages 13 and older with ID), $5 for children ages 3-12  and free for Botanical Gardens members and children 2 and under.

The Wonderful World of Fruit – February 21

Learn about different types of fruit, how they grow, and why they are so good for us. See some fruity highlights from the Botanical Gardens’ collection and enjoy some fresh fruit juice at the fabulous fruit squeeze. Then create some fun fruit crafts, including paper plate apple cores, tissue paper strawberries and painted fruit stamps.

Doctor Seuss Month – March 21

Learn about the importance of conservation while making your very own truffula trees and Cat in the Hat hat. Then learn how to make some healthy Doctor Seuss-themed snacks.

World Health Month – April 18

Learn about the importance of good nutrition while making your own smoothies. Explore the many different medicinal uses of tea throughout the world at the special tea tasting. Then create cool grape sculptures and use vegetable stamps to make some beautiful paintings.

Spring Celebration – May 16

Learn about the plants we eat and how they grow at this special spring planting activity. Discover the important role pollinators play in maintaining our food supply while making an egg carton caterpillar and enjoying a healthy bee banana snack. Then learn how honey is made while making a beautiful beehive painting.

Edible Gardens – June 20

Learn about the different types of plants we eat and why they are so good for us. Plant your very own pizza garden and make some fabulous fruit trees out of paper bags. Then learn about why pollinators are so important to the plants we eat while making egg carton bees and hummingbird feeders.