The U.S. Botanic Garden is a living museum that welcomes kids of all ages. Be sure to look for special programs and events happening during your visit, and take advantage of activities and a special garden made just for kids!

Children's Garden

Get hands-on in our Children’s Garden, where kids can gently care for plants, dig in the dirt, use gardening tools and watering cans, climb through a kiwifruit vine tunnel, and more!

Located in the Conservatory, the Children's Garden is a favorite exploration space for local families and visitors from across the nation and the world. The Children's Garden is seasonal, open Spring-Fall.

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“Cultivate: Growing Food in a Changing World” exhibit

children viewing model train display

Our current exhibit spotlights the science and innovation of agriculture as well as the people and communities connected by food. Explore both galleries to find interactive elements ranging from hands-on microscope stations to opportunities to touch, smell, and contribute your own ideas!

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On-Site Activities

field journal cover

Do you have a young detective in your family? How about a budding scientist? Download our free activity guides or ask for one when you visit. Children can discover the Garden’s treasures with plant passports, field journals, and other activities made just for them.

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Color Your Own Garden at Home!

Recreate the beauty of the Garden in precise detail or imagine new colors for the plants in our collection! Everyone can have their own interpretation with a coloring book inspired by the U.S. Botanic Garden.

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