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Youth and Family Programs

Episodic special family frolic days, scouting days, family workshops, camps, and classes are scheduled during the year for youth and family audiences to learn about and engage with aspects of Powell Gardens and nature. Please see the featured listings below or click on our calendar to view upcoming opportunities for these audiences.


Upcoming Youth & Family Events

Family Frolic: Think Spring Fling
Saturday, March 31
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
General Admission Applies

Join us for a celebration of all things “spring” including, eggs, the Easter bunny, flowers, soil, seeds, spring breakfast brunch, and much more! This drop in day features storytelling by actors of the Coterie Theatre inspired by their upcoming theatre production Jack and the Bean Magico. Be sure to take part in an egg hunt on the lawn (for children ages six and under) at 10:30 a.m. and a scavenger hunt in the garden for kids seven and up (available all day)! Collected eggs and completed scavenger hunts will be turned in at the visitor center for age appropriate prizes and sweet treats. Professional color photos with the Easter Bunny ($5-7) and free hands-on activities–including creating an Easter Hat and bunny ears will also be available.

Earth Day with the Girl Scouts
Sunday, April 22
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Reserve Your Space by emailing or by calling 816-697-2600 ext. 234
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about things that grow in the earth! Learn the basics of worm composting and create your own composters for under the sink in your kitchen; make an insect hotel; create seed bombs to place in the earth and grow plants; get a seedling to plant at home; and learn to sow seeds in the ground (and in eco pots to take home) to make your own garden. Take an edible foraging Tour and taste your way through the Heartland Harvest Garden. Self-guided activities (tree ID) and a nature trail guide are also included. Edible foraging tours, worm composting, and insect hotel workshops are by special sign-up at timed intervals as space is limited. All other activities are drop-in. Best for scouts levels Daisy through Cadette–all participants will receive a Powell Gardens fun badge!


Powell Gardens takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.