NOTICE: The Conservatory will close at 2 pm for an official government function on Tuesday, May 5. The Conservatory and the National Garden will be closed on Wednesday, May 6, for an official government function, reopening at 10 am on Thursday, May 7.
We invite you to explore a world of plants year round. Let us nurture your curiosity, creativity and discovery by helping you find fun things you can do on your visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden or in your very own home.
Check out our upcoming programs to see if there's something special happening during your visit.
Youth and Family
While at the Conservatory, enjoy our living classroom with your family!
- Take a trek through the wilds of the U.S. Botanic Garden to discover the amazing world of plants. Embark on an expedition through the Conservatory recording your observations and completing activities in our Plant Explorer's Field Journal.
- Kids age nine and older will love our Junior Botanist program. Become an Apprentice Junior Botanist by using our backpack of exploration to complete adventures throughout the Conservatory.
- Our Children's Garden gives kids a chance to get hands-on in a courtyard garden where they can gently explore plants in bloom and play with gardening tools to learn about plants. The Children's Garden is closed for the season.
- Visit the West Gallery for a multi-sensory exhibit that shows the human relationship with plants.
At Home Activities
Looking for some fun activities to do with plants at home? We have some fun ideas to get you started.