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

Featured Activities in April: S-T-E-A-M Weeks


Mondays - S in STEAM Science

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: pH Power Explore the power of hydrogen in the pH Power Plant Lab! This first-come, first-serve lab explores acids, bases, and the reaction from combining the two. Come join us! Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. The Life Cycle of a Honey Bee Bee amazed as we explore the life cycle of a bee and their role in our environment. Living Cycles
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Where in the World are the Biomes From the tropical rainforests of the equator, to the arctic tundras of the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, biomes define the living geography of the Earth’s surface. Come learn how biomes give a macro view of all the Earth’s ecosystems. Omniglobe Room
3:30 p.m. Decomposers All Around Decomposers and scavengers break down dead plants and animals. Come see which ones we feature in our garden. Living Cycles

Tuesdays - T in Steam Technology

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: pH Power Explore the power of hydrogen in the pH Power Plant Lab! This first-come, first-serve lab explores acids, bases, and the reaction from combining the two. Come join us! Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Tech in Nature We have more than 160 games to play in our garden! Participate in a Micro-Plant demonstration to collect your punch card. Complete the 10 games indicated on your card and receive a Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden tool to magnify your future adventures. Plants Are Alive
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Where in the World are the Biomes From the tropical rainforests of the equator, to the arctic tundras of the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, biomes define the living geography of the Earth’s surface. Come learn how biomes give a macro view of all the Earth’s ecosystems. Omniglobe Room
3:30 p.m. Tech-nically Speaking Animals communicate in a variety of different ways--people speak, wolves howl, and some mammals even communicate through smell. Join us as we replicate the beauty of a bird's song. Texas Native Wetlands

Wednesdays - E in STEAM Engineering

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: pH Power Explore the power of hydrogen in the pH Power Plant Lab! This first-come, first-serve lab explores acids, bases, and the reaction from combining the two. Come join us! Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Sink or Float Did you ever wonder how a 20 ton boat can float? Come explore the physics of sinking and floating with a great hands-on activity! Pure Energy
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Where in the World are the Biomes From the tropical rainforests of the equator, to the arctic tundras of the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, biomes define the living geography of the Earth’s surface. Come learn how biomes give a macro view of all the Earth’s ecosystems. Omniglobe Room
3:30 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Craft Style Come reuse recycled goods to make an beautiful piece of art! Living Cycles


Thursdays - A in STEAM Art

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: pH Power Explore the power of hydrogen in the pH Power Plant Lab! This first-come, first-serve lab explores acids, bases, and the reaction from combining the two. Come join us! Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Veggie Printmaking Join us for a fun, hands-on activity while chatting about healthy foods, shapes in nature, veggie vocabulary, and where our food is grown. See what is inside vegetables and create your own vegetable prints. Incredible Edible
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Where in the World are the Biomes From the tropical rainforests of the equator, to the arctic tundras of the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, biomes define the living geography of the Earth’s surface. Come learn how biomes give a macro view of all the Earth’s ecosystems. Omniglobe Room
3:30 p.m. Soil Scenes Soils are one of our most important natural resources. Join us as we get down and dirty to grow an appreciation of soils. Texas Native Wetlands


Fridays-M in STEAM Math

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: pH Power Explore the power of hydrogen in the pH Power Plant Lab! This first-come, first-serve lab explores acids, bases, and the reaction from combining the two. Come join us! Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Trees Tell Tall Tales Join us in Habitats to learn about what trees can tells us about history and their environment. Habitats
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Where in the World are the Biomes From the tropical rainforests of the equator, to the arctic tundras of the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, biomes define the living geography of the Earth’s surface. Come learn how biomes give a macro view of all the Earth’s ecosystems. Omniglobe Room
3:30 p.m. Cranium Clues What kind of animal is this? What did it eat? How old was it? Answer these questions using clues from the cranium. Read skulls to learn the history and habits of the animals that left them behind. Habitats

Saturday April 29 - Sunday April 30

Time Activity Description Location
9:30 a.m. Craft Corner: Natural Design As you enter the Children's Adventure Garden, stop by the Craft Corner and create a hand-fan using leaf and flower impressions. Entry Plaza
10:00 a.m. Storytime: The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan Join us for a story about a boy who discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. First Adventure
11:00 a.m. Saturday Only! The Art of Nature with the Nasher Sculpture Garden Cultivate your child’s imagination by nurturing their love of art! Staff from the Nasher Sculpture Garden will be in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden helping create fun pieces of art. Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden
10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Where in the World are the Biomes From the tropical rainforests of the equator, to the arctic tundras of the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, biomes define the living geography of the Earth’s surface. Come learn how biomes give a macro view of all the Earth’s ecosystems. Exploration Center
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: pH Power Explore the power of hydrogen in the pH Power Plant Lab! This first-come, first-serve lab explores acids, bases, and the reaction from combining the two. Come join us! Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Aquatic Art Our Texas Native Wetlands is Blooming with colorful glory. See how aquatic plant life has adapted and partcipate in the art of mixed media. Texas Native Wetlands
4:00 p.m. Butter-Flowers Let nature inspire you in the Kaleidcope gallery as you create your very own butterflower collage with templates of butterflies and bold flowers. Kaleidoscope

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