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Spring Break Activities


Educator Day in the Garden

Calling all Teachers!
Monday, March 13
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register Here
Free Event

On Monday, March 13, during spring break week, all local teachers are invited to a free educator day to view our new garden inhabitants. All teachers are welcome to bring one guest for a guided tour beginning at 10:00 am, or explore the Garden on their own anytime during normal business hours.

Contact Soozi Pline at 256-424-3370 or spline@hsvbg.org


The Learning BarnDSC_0236

Tuesday, March 14
10 am – 2 PM
Enchanted Forest
Registration Here

“So it is a petting experience… the people can come in and touch all the animals, but we like to try to let them leave with learning something new about them too.. that’s our big thing,” said Karen Mandy, owner of The Learning Barn.
A Learning & Petting experience to remember!

$2 per child + Garden Admission or Membership; all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact Soozi Pline at 256-424-3370 or spline@hsvbg.org


Raptor Showraptor

Wednesday, March 15
11:00 AM Session – Register Here 
1:00 PM Session – Register Here 
Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater

Get ready to soar! Mark your calendars to join us when the Southeastern Raptor Center from the Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine brings everyone’s favorite Raptor Show to the Garden. You’ll see some amazing raptors take flight and learn some interesting facts. For all ages – this is a great activity for Spring Breakers and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day at the Garden!

$2 per person + Garden Admission or Membership. Seating is first come, first serve.
Contact Tamara Huron at 256.830.4447 ext. 241.


Huntsville Madison Public Library Puppet ShowPuppet Show

Thursday, March 16
11:00am
Arbor

Children throughout Madison County delight in the HMCPL Puppet Troupe’s productions of popular stories, songs, and tall tales. These shows bring stories to life to promote literacy in a fun, accessible, and entertaining way. During spring break week the troupe will travel to Huntsville Botanical Garden to put on a show certain to entertain everyone!

Free with Garden Admission or Membership
Contact Soozi Pline at 256-424-3370 or spline@hsvbg.org


Shamrock Shindig for KidsDSCN2621

Friday, March 17
10:00 AM Session – Register Here 
11:30 AM Session – Register Here
Herb Garden

Bring your little leprechauns to the O’Herb Garden this St. Patrick’s Day. Look for hidden shamrocks, some with magically awesome prizes! Green lemonade, goodies, crafts and face painting for all the wee ones. Have your picture taken with Cookie the Leprechaun with the pot of gold coins!
$2 per person + Garden Admission or Membership.
Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org.


Spring Break Camp

Showers of Fun in the Garden

For children 6 to 13 years old
rising Kindergarten through 6th Grade
Instructors – Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks

Your child can come all week or you can pick your days. Each day will have its own theme and set of activities. Campers will get to participate in the other events taking place in the garden providing it is age appropriate.

Members: $40/day or $180/week
Non-members: $50/day or $230/week
Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5/day per child or $20/week

Click “Register Here” for a specific day or to sign up for the full week, both choices are offered 

DAILY THEMES

MONDAY: GETTING TO KNOW NATURE – Register Here
Campers will get a chance to know the Garden and what animals call it home. We will see the different animal habitats and understand their importance in the overall ecosystem.

TUESDAY: A DAY ON THE FARM – Register Here
We will talk about where our food comes from and take some time to explore and work in our Demonstration Vegetable Garden. Campers will see the animals in the Learning Barn.

WEDNESDAY: BIRDS OF PREY – Register Here
Campers will learn about raptors and other birds of prey in preparation for attending the Raptor Show. We will explore the food chains that involve our local flora and fauna.

THURSDAY: OUTDOOR ART – Register Here
Campers will explore the Garden and gather supplies and inspiration for various nature themed projects. Artists of all levels will enjoy this day.

FRIDAY: A FISHY KIND OF DAY – Register Here
Campers will see how fish muscles are built and why they move the way they do. Time will be spent in the Garden taking a closer look at our Koi, gold fish, and bass.

Please Note: • We provide one afternoon snack for full day camps. Students will need to provide a morning snack (including drink) and a lunch. • Since this is a day-to-day camp and not all campers will be attending the full week, there will be no graduation on Friday.


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