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Family Friendly Events


Movie Night in the Garden

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Friday, June 2
Rain Date Friday, June 16
7:30 PM – Admission & Concessions Open
8:15 PM – 9:45 PM- Movie Viewing Time

Toyota Boeing Amphitheater
Register Here

Featuring The Land Before Time. Movie night is open to the public and included in activities for campers registered for the Campout in the Garden, June 2-3.  Every ticket includes a complimentary bag of popcorn and a bottle of water with additional concessions available for purchase.  Bring a picnic and come early to enjoy playtime time in the Children’s Garden before the movie!
Family Pack $20, Individual $5


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June 2nd – 3rd
5:00 PM-8:00 AM
Register Here
Fun night sleeping under the stars with your family!

Campout activities include a hot dog dinner and a hay wagon ride to the Boeing-Toyota Amphitheatre for an outdoor viewing of The Good Dinosaur® Movie followed by star gazing with the Von Braun Astronomical Society, roasting marshmallows and a night sleeping under the stars in the Dogwood Grove!

You bring the tent and bedding and we’ll provide the rest!!!
Parent/Child $60; Family of Four $100; Extra Child or Parent $25

Advanced Registration required for all family/children’s education programs unless otherwise noted.

Contact the Education Department if you have questions spline@hsvbg.com or call  256-830-4447 Ext 252


Wacky-Wednesday-LogoBeginning June 7th – Every Wednesday in June and July (except July 5th)  Noon – 1 p.m.
Free with Garden membership or admission.
Sprinklers, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, snacks, story time and a craft!
No reservation required. Parents do accompany the child and may need to assist younger children with the activity.

Dinosaur Uproar Alive Themed!
June 7      Dinosaur Headbands
June 14    Dinosaur Fossils
June 21    Dinosaur Mask
June 28    Painted Dinosaurs
July 5       NO Wacky Wednesday
July 12     Tissue Paper Dinosaur
July 19     Dinosaur Puppets
July 26     Tie Dyed T’shirts


HERP Journey Amphibian & Reptile Showfrog

June 9th
6:00 PM
Amphitheatre
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Snakes, and Gators, and Turtles…OH MY!!  The Alabama 4-H Science school brings you a program that allows both children and adults to experience and learn about a collection of Alabama’s native species of Reptiles and Amphibians. This conservation driven program allows groups to get up close and personal with some of the species that inhabit Alabama as well as other parts of the world. Seating is open so arrive early to grab your spot. A light concession stand will sell refreshments.

$5 Members  $20 Family Pack  (Children 3 & under free)

Tickets available at hsvbg.org, the Shoppe at the Garden or contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org with questions.


Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike

Saturdays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22
10:00 AM -11:30 AM or 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Meet at the Garden Railway
Members $10, Non-member $12 + Garden Admission, Under 3 $0

Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike: Guided daytime walk led by education department staff through the Dinosaurs Uproar Alive exhibit and the Dinosaur loop in the Children’s Garden complete with a hands-on activity and something to take home!  A different activity will be offered each date.
Register for June 10 @ 10 AM
Register for June 10  @ 1 PM 
Register for June 24  @ 10 AM
Register for June 24  @ 1 PM
Register for July 8  @ 10 AM
Register for July 8  @ 1  PM
Register for July 22 @ 10  AM
Register for July 22 @ 1 PM 


Butterfly Release

Saturday, June 10
10:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-2:00 PM
Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House
Register for June 10th 10:30 Session
Register for June 10th 1:00 Session

Saturday, July 15
10:30-11:30 AM
Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House
Register for July 15th 10:30 Session

Help us repopulate the Purdy Butterfly House by releasing live butterflies in the morning, afternoon, or both!  We’ll begin this program with a brief presentation in the Anderson Education Center classroom followed by time spent in the butterfly house enjoying an environmentally safe restoration of our indoor butterfly population!  This event will provide a memorable photogenic opportunity for all!
Member $5, Non-member $6.50 + Garden Admission, Under 3 $0


Firefly Night Hikes

June 13, June 27, July 11, and July 25
7:30 PM
Meet in the Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater
(First parking lot immediately to your left as you enter the Garden)

Register for June 13
Register for June 27
Register for July 11
Register for July 25

Children of all ages will enjoy these new family friendly night hikes at Huntsville Botanical Garden.  Bring your own flashlight and let us guide you through an evening of exploration as you feel the changes in the Garden when night approaches.  We’ll see fireflies in the meadows, orb weavers spinning their webs and maybe, if we’re lucky, some nocturnal animals out foraging for dinner.  During this two hour event we’ll stop along the way to roast s’mores for a fun nighttime snack! Wear comfortable walking shoes and a sense of adventure!

Members $10, Non-members $12
Free for children aged 3 and under

Contact the Education Department if you have questions spline@hsvbg.com or call  256-830-4447 Ext 252


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Friday, July 15th
Rain Date Friday, July 28
7:30 PM – Admission & Concessions Open
8:15 PM – 9:45 PM- Movie Viewing Time

Toyota Boeing Amphitheater
Register Here

Featuring The Good Dinosaur. Every ticket includes a complimentary bag of popcorn and a bottle of water with additional concessions available for purchase.  Bring a picnic and come early to enjoy playtime time in the Children’s Garden before the movie!
Family Pack $20, Individual $5


HBG’s Annual Tomato Contest

Saturday, July 22
9:15 AM -11:15 AM
Register Here 

Show off your prize winning tomatoes at the Garden’s Annual Summer Tomato Contest! Come out to see who has the best tomatoes in the Tennessee Valley!
Guest judges will award the top three prizes for both children and adults:
Best Tasting, Best Cherry Tomato and Biggest by Weight.

Certificates and prizes for all six winners!

Free Registration for Garden members & $5 plus admission for Non-members

Contact the Education Department if you have questions spline@hsvbg.com or call  256-830-4447 Ext 252


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