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Father's Day
Weekend

Father's day in the Children's Garden photo by Scott Elmquist

Spend time with the family in the Children’s Garden on Father’s Day. Activities include boat building and book baskets!

Dads and other caregivers deserve more than one day to feel special! That’s why we’ve created a whole weekend of fun and relaxation. Enjoy laid-back activities and crafts in the Children’s Garden Saturday and live music and a cookout (food available for purchase) at Bloemendaal House on Sunday. Garden admission also includes our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and Origami in the Garden

Start:
Saturday, June 16, 2018
End:
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Event Details

Concert and activities are free with Garden admission

cork, toothpick and paper boat Visitors can “Build a Better Boat” craft using corks and toothpicks and test their floating power too.  Blankets and a basket of books will also be available under the Darlington Oak in the Grace Arents Garden for guests to stretch out, read and enjoy time together.

Sunday Only: Enjoy live music from the Jangling Reinharts at Bloemendaal House from 1 – 4 p.m.  A buffet-style cookout (see menu and price) will also be served on the lawn at the historic Bloemendaal House from noon – 3 p.m. (for purchase).

Costa Rican clearwing (Greta oto)

The Costa Rican Clearwing (Greta oto) is just one of the many different species of butterflies that you may find in the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.

Butterflies LIVE!

Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.  The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new.

Origami in the Garden: Art by Kevin Box

Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.

In the Garden view 16 vignettes, featuring 21 sculptures.  In the Library explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding folded origami pieces.

 

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