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Children's Adventure Garden Activities

Special Events

Storytime

Saturdays and Sundays in August 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.


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.

Roald Dahl Month

Every weekend in September, we will have special, Roald Dahl-themed activities, starting with Labor Day Weekend

Join us on September 3 and 4 for some Roald Dalhl-themed activities in the Children's Adventure Garden

Roald Dahl Storytime: Esio Trot

10:00 a.m. - Petroglyph Pergola

Bring your "kiddles" to the RMCAG - Petroglyph Pergola for an excerpt from Roald Dahl's Esio Trot. Have you ever wondered how you make a turtle grow? It's not just the lettuce!

Testing Your Taste Buds: Roald Dahl Style

12:00 p.m. - Incredible Edible

The snozzcumber are crodscollop here in the garden. Stop by RMCAG - Incredible Edible to test your taste buds on Roald Dahl inspired treats.

The Natural World of ‘The Minpins’

1:00 p.m. - Habitats

The trees are home to many creatures, including the mystical world of the Minpins. Join us for an excerpt from 'The Minpins' and a special craft.

Testing Your Taste Buds: Roald Dahl Style

4:00 p.m. - Incredible Edible

The snozzcumber are crodscollop here in the garden. Stop by RMCAG - Incredible Edible to test your taste buds on Roald Dahl inspired treats.

Theme Days - All of August

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


Matter Mondays

Little Adventurers Activities: Matter Mondays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Young scientists join us as we explore the states of matter and mixture.

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.

A Seed in Need

4:00 p.m. - Plants Are Alive

Learn about what seeds and plants can go in the ground early spring and which need to wait for the warm sun of June. Come and make a fun craft to bring home to your very own garden.


Texas Tuesdays

Little Adventurers Activities: Texas Tuesdays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Yee hah! Texas Tuesdays start off with themed stories and gross motor activities that will focus your little adventurer’s attention into movement. Join us for a fun filled adventure.

Texas Tree ID

12:00 p.m. - The 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?

Rockin' Art -Petroglyph Walk

4:00 p.m. - Petroglyph Walk

Explore the beautiful world of Native American Rock Art and discover how they made bright colors using pigments from plants and rocks..

Water Wednesdays

Little Adventurers Activities - Water Wednesdays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us for Little Adventures as we dive into some great books, songs, and activities that are perfect for preschoolers learning about water and other wet related fun

Erosion and Deposition

12:00 p.m. - The cave in Earth Cycles

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

Wetland Wonders

4:00 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.

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.


It's Electrifying!

12:00 p.m. - The Glade

Electrical energy is part of our everyday lives at home, at work, and at school. Come and explore how electric circuits are needed to transfer energy into light, movement, or sound.

Wetland Walk

4:00 p.m. - Texas Native Wetlands

Tiptoe your way over to the Texas Native Wetlands as we investigate scat and tracks found in the Dripping Springs Trail.

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.


Scavenging the Maze

12:00 p.m. - Amazing Secret Garden

Girl Scout Troop 897 created a fantastic scavenger hunt in the Amazing Secret Garden. Find all the fun!


Camouflaged Creatures

4:00 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?

Summer Bubble Weekends

Wetland Wonders

Saturdays and Sundays in August 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.

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 August

Everyday Programs

Plant Labs - A new lab every week in August

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

August 22-31: H2Osmosis

Why do plants wilt? How does water move inside of a plant? Discover the answer to these question and much more as we explore the movement of H2O inside

2:30 p.m. - OmniGlobe Presentation: Tour of the Solar System – Exploration Center Globe Room

Walk into our incredible Omni Globe Theater for an out of this world experience! Visit each planet in our solar system and discover what makes Earth so special.

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.