The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is a STEAM-focused, hands-on learning laboratory with programming and exhibits for children of all ages.


Special Event: Trick or Treating in the Children's Adventure Garden

October 27 – October 29, 6-9pm

$10 General Admission; $8 Member

Dress in your Halloween costume and join us for a spooky, night-time exploration of the Children's Adventure Garden. Take a journey through the Halloween maze. Trick-or-Treat stops along the pathways guide your candy search by the ghouls and goblins that haunt the garden.

Create your own glow-in-the-dark flower. Then stop by the Exploration Center for the glowing excitement of hands-on Halloween fog and goo. This special opportunity to see the garden in dark shadows and twinkling lights is sure to thrill your family

this Halloween.

**Parking for this event will be in the Parking Garage. Please follow the directions of the parking attendant and enter the Children’s Adventure Garden via the Tunnel.

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October

Daily Plant Lab Schedule - Exploration Center at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Date Activity Description Location
10/14-10/26 and 10/30-11/5 Plant Lab: Milk Macromolecules Did you know eating is a science? Learn about nutrition through experimentation in Milk Macromolecules! Exploration Center
10/28-10/29 Plant Lab: Monster Molecule Mist Join us in making a putrid potion of magical matter that shifts from a solid into a gas. You may know it as dry ice, but we call it “monster molecule mist”. Exploration Center

Mondays in October

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: A different lab each week. See above for schedule. A different lab each week. See above for schedule. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Monarchs on the Move Join us in search of Monarchs traveling to their winter home. Learn when, how, and why they travel so far. Moody Oasis
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Monarch Migration Each year, monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from Mexico to Canada. This migration takes at least 4 generations to complete! Take a closer look at this spectacular event during our new OmniGlobe presentation. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Life Cycle of a Butterfly It's National Chemistry Week and here in the Rory Meyer's Children Adventure Garden, we are having a delicious celebration! Join us for Candy Chemistry Week this October 21st through 28th. We'll make gummy worms dance, create soda geysers, and more with sugary science! Moody Oasis

Tuesdays in October

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: A different lab each week. See above for schedule. A different lab each week. See above for schedule. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Monarchs on the Move Join us in search of Monarchs traveling to their winter home. Learn when, how, and why they travel so far. Moody Oasis
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Monarch Migration Each year, monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from Mexico to Canada. This migration takes at least 4 generations to complete! Take a closer look at this spectacular event during our new OmniGlobe presentation. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Monarchs under Microscopes The wings of butterflies are delicate and beautiful, even more so as we take a closer look under a microscope. Peak into the unseen world of flight in the Moody Oasis! Moody Oasis

Wednesdays in October

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: A different lab each week. See above for schedule. A different lab each week. See above for schedule. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Monarchs on the Move Join us in search of Monarchs traveling to their winter home. Learn when, how, and why they travel so far. Moody Oasis
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Monarch Migration Each year, monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from Mexico to Canada. This migration takes at least 4 generations to complete! Take a closer look at this spectacular event during our new OmniGlobe presentation. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Bring on the Butterflies! Come to the Moody Oasis to create your own butterfly feeder to take home! Moody Oasis

Thursdays in October

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: A different lab each week. See above for schedule. A different lab each week. See above for schedule. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Monarchs on the Move Join us in search of Monarchs traveling to their winter home. Learn when, how, and why they travel so far. Moody Oasis
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Monarch Migration Each year, monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from Mexico to Canada. This migration takes at least 4 generations to complete! Take a closer look at this spectacular event during our new OmniGlobe presentation. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Bilateral Butterflies Create your symmetrical butterfly masterpiece! Be inspired by pictures of the beautiful butterflies found here in the United States. Texas Native Wetlands

Fridays in October

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: A different lab each week. See above for schedule. A different lab each week. See above for schedule. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Monarchs on the Move Join us in search of Monarchs traveling to their winter home. Learn when, how, and why they travel so far. Moody Oasis
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Monarch Migration Each year, monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from Mexico to Canada. This migration takes at least 4 generations to complete! Take a closer look at this spectacular event during our new OmniGlobe presentation. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Butterfly Symmetry Hexagons + Triangles = Butterly? Can you piece together a butterfly with our geometric shapes? Give it a try in Kaleidoscope! Kaleidoscope

Special Chemistry Week Additional Activities: October 21-28

These activities occur at the time and day below, in addition to the daily programmed activities.

Time Activity Description Location
Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 12pm Pop! The Power of Pressure It's National Chemistry Week and here in the Rory Meyer's Children Adventure Garden, we are having a delicious celebration! Join us for Candy Chemistry Week this October 21st through 28th. We'll make gummy worms dance, create soda geysers, and more with sugary science! Incredible Edible
Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 4pm Candy Chromotography Incredible Edible
Monday through Friday at 12pm Dancing Gummy Worms Incredible Edible
Monday through Friday 3:30 p.m. A Balanced Diet: Candy! Incredible Edible

Weekends in the RMCAG

October 21-22

Time Activity Description Location
11am, 12, 1, & 2pm (Sunday only) Dinosaurs Rock Explore the prehistoric world with DINOSAURS ROCK®! Get up close with life-size dinosaur fossils, eggs, skulls and skeletons. Learn amazing facts about the history behind these fascinating creatures. The Glade
10:00 a.m. Monarch Tagging Monarch Madness is full fledge as our fluttering friends make their journey to Mexico for the winter. Come and learn about the Monarch's life cycle, migration, and why we tag these insects for research. Moody Oasis
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Milk Macromolecules Did you know eating is a science? Learn about nutrition through experimentation in Milk Macromolecules! Exploration Center
11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Monarch Migration Each year, monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from Mexico to Canada. This migration takes at least 4 generations to complete! Take a closer look at this spectacular event during our new OmniGlobe presentation. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Pop! The Power of Pressure It's National Chemistry Week and here in the Rory Meyer's Children Adventure Garden, we are having a delicious celebration! Join us for Candy Chemistry Week this October 21st through 28th. We'll make gummy worms dance, create soda geysers, and more with sugary science! Moody Oasis
2:00 p.m. Craft Corner: Monarch Metamorphosis Stop by the Craft Corner for more Monarch fun and create a craft to remember your visit. Exploration Center
4:00 p.m. Candy Chromotography It's National Chemistry Week and here in the Rory Meyer's Children Adventure Garden, we are having a delicious celebration! Join us for Candy Chemistry Week this October 21st through 28th. We'll make gummy worms dance, create soda geysers, and more with sugary science! Incredible Edible

Halloween Weekend: October 28-29

Time Activity Description Location
All Day 9am-5pm Sticker Treating Wear your costumes and meet our staff to discover the spooky-side of nature. Only the best ghouls and ghosts can collect all of the Children’s Adventure Garden stickers. Throughout the RMCAG
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Haunted Halloween Chemistry Demonstration Things that pop, glow, and fizzle Haunted Halloween demonstration of Creepy Chemistry! The Glade
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Monster Molecule Mist Join us in making a putrid potion of magical matter that shifts from a solid into a gas. You may know it as dry ice, but we call it “monster molecule mist”. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Nature's Superheroes Games Test your skills against some of the nature’s greatest superheroes. How do you compare to frogs, ants, and bats? Moody Oasis
4:00 p.m. Spooky Maze Scavenger Hunt Enter the maze if you dare; around each corner might be a scare! Don’t get lost in the haze; make you way through the maze! Amazing Secret Garden

Special Event: Trick or Treating in the Children's Adventure Garden

October 27 – October 29, 6-9pm

$10 General Admission; $8 Member

Dress in your Halloween costume for a spooky maze tour, glowing programs and a special Halloween lab


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