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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 Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas. A special treat on Father’s Day Weekend is the chance to see Artist Noah Scalin create pop-up art in front of the Conservatory on Friday and Saturday.

Start:
Saturday, June 17, 2017
End:
Sunday, June 18, 2017
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. and  a boat display, courtesy of Southeastern Marine. 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.

Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

Explore as works by regional artists come alive in displays using live plants and natural materials throughout the Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape. In addition to the featured works, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones, designed to surprise and delight and then fade with the passage of time. Enjoy digging into your creative side and design your own masterpieces in Creation Stations throughout the Garden. A special treat on Father’s Day Weekend: Artist Noah Scalin will be creating pop-up art in front of the Conservatory on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

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