Children's Adventure Garden Activities

Special Events

Tadpole Feedings

Every Monday in July and August at 10:30 a.m.

Exploration Center

Meet by the Metamorphosis Station in the Exploration Center to explore the world of tadpoles. Watch as our tadpoles change a little more each day.

Puppet Show: Finding My Way Home

Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Glade

Come along on Kyle’s journey of discovery through the Children’s Adventure Garden. Meet his new friends, Savannah, Toby, and Zach as he searches for a place to call home.


Saturdays and Sundays in July at 10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us for Storytime and learn about nature, animals, plants, and other exciting things you’ll see throughout the garden.

Testing Your Taste Buds

Saturday the 23th, Sunday the 24th, Saturday the 30th, and Sunday the 31st at 12:30 p.m.

Incredible Edible

Meet us in the Incredible Edible Garden to sample a variety of fruits and vegetables. Try something different. Taste something new. Are they sweet or sour? Test your taste buds and find out!

Theme Days - All of July

Enjoy themed activities prepared for children of all ages every day of the week: Metamorphosis Mondays, Teddy Bear Tuesdays, Weather Wednesdays, Think Tank Thursdays, Find It Fridays, and Summer Bubble Weekends. Below find the schedule for July.

Metamorphosis Mondays

Little Adventurers Activities: Metamorphosis Monday

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

From beauty to beast or ugly duckling to a beautiful swan, insects show some amazing transformations. Join us as we explore a different life cycle each week.

New You See Me, Now You Don't

12:00 p.m. - Texas Native Wetlands

Our Texas Native Wetlands are home to many wondrous creatures- frogs, turtles, fish, but there are even more creatures that you may have never seen. Examine a sample of our pond water and discover the hidden treasure lurking inside.

Eye Spy A Butterfly!

4:00 p.m. - Living Cycles

Join us for a race to match butterflies to their pairs. See if you can spot the differences in Living Cycles.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Little Adventurers Activities – Teddy Bear Tuesadays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us with your favorite teddy bear to engage in fun activities that Teddy Roosevelt, an avid adventurer and lover of nature, might have partook in.

Camouflaged Creatures

12:00 p.m. - Habitats

Take a stroll through Habitats with an eagle eye to see for yourself where creatures make their homes. Can you find a walking stick, squirrel, and owl? Why are they so hard to spot?

Texas Cave Creatures

Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. - Earth Cycles

Caves are cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Come learn about which creatures use this special, sensitive ecosystem as a home.

Weather Wednesdays

Little Adventurers Activities - Weather Wednesdays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Spring is here and summer is around the corner. Investigate how our water makes a cycle.

Be A Meteorologist

12:00 p.m. - Earth Cycles

Meet our staff by the Weather Station in Earth Cycles. What is the current temperature? What do the clouds tell us? Why is weather so hard to predict? Learn how to read the weather.

Erosion and Deposition

4:00 p.m. - Earth Cycles

Join us in the cool of the cave for a hands-on activity where you’ll learn how mountains turn into beaches.

Think Tank Thursdays

Little Adventurers Activities: Think Tank Thursdays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Each Thursday we'll explore and think about what's in the water, the sky and in our solar system. Come and be a scientist as we find answers to our questions.

Texas Tree ID

12:00 p.m. - Texas Skywalk

Take a walking tour of the Texas Skywalk and learn to identify a variety of trees in the canopy. Which tree is which? Why do some tree leaves change colors? Why do some drop leaves? Did you know there are boy and girl trees?

Out of this World

4:00 p.m. - Earth Cycles

What is life? What are scientists looking for in our solar system? What makes Earth so special?

Find It Fridays

Little Adventurers Activities: Find It Fridays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Adventure is waiting for you. Join us as we search and find for friends in low places.

Investigating Insects

12:00 p.m. - The Moody Oasis

Join us for a bug walk where we will get an up close and personal look at some of the Children’s Adventure Garden most interesting insects and learn how insects are different from other creepy-crawlies.

Scavenging the Maze

4:00 p.m. - Amazing Secret Garden

Come and join us for a fantastic scavenger hunt in the Amazing Secret Garden. Find all the fun!

Summer Bubble Weekends

Bubble Fun in Nature

Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. - First Adventure

Everyone loves bubbles! Did you know that nature uses bubbles in miraculous ways? From making homes to eating, we’ll explore how nature uses bubbles and make bubbles ourselves! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in July and August

Everyday Programs

10:00 a.m. Little Adventurers Activities First Adventure

Bring your Little Adventurers to the garden and explore the wonders of nature! This nature themed activity is specifically designed for our Littlest Adventurers (Pre-K and younger) to practice fine motor skills and use their senses.

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m. Strawberry DNA - Exploration Center Plant Lab

Did you know that DNA is in all living things? Including the food we eat? Come extract DNA from fruit and learn why it is important for a scientist to study DNA.

2:30 p.m. - OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'n' Wild – Exploration Center Globe Room

The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather.

4:00 p.m. - Theme Days: A Different Event Every Day of the Week Various Locations in the Children's Adventure Garden

See above for a description of each day's events!

Select Children’s Adventure Garden activities may be relocated, rescheduled or canceled due to weather conditions beyond our control. For the most up-to-date information, please check with a staff member in the Children’s Adventure Garden.