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Naturally Delightful Discovery

At Huntsville Botanical Garden, our youth education programs offer more than just lessons—they inspire delightful discoveries in nature and foster personal growth.

Step into a world of adventure and learning at Huntsville Botanical Garden! Our youth education programs are designed to spark curiosity and a love for the natural world in young minds. From engaging activities that teach plant identification to hands-on gardening tips, we offer a range of experiences that cater specifically to children. Join us for a fun-filled journey of exploration and discovery, where every visit brings something new to learn and enjoy!

For questions about education programs, please contact or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.

Seeds to Sprouts

Seeds to Sprouts is the perfect way to plant the seeds of curiosity and appreciation for nature that will blossom alongside your child for years to come.

Discover the magic of nature with Seeds to Sprouts, designed for children ages 2-5! This program introduces young explorers to the wonders of the natural world through captivating stories, hands-on STEM activities, and guided tours of the Garden.  

Seeds to Sprouts takes place on select Fridays and Saturdays from April through October, from 10 – 10:45 a.m. Classes are held outdoors, weather permitting, so please dress accordingly. We recommend arriving at the Garden a few minutes early to ensure you have ample time to make your way to the program location. 

Nature Academy

Explore a new aspect of nature science each month with Nature Academy at the Garden!

Explore the wonders of science in the great outdoors with our Nature Academy! Offering dynamic, hands-on STEM classes tailored for students in grades K-8, our program is designed to enhance learning with fresh and engaging content each year. Open to homeschoolers, public, and private school students alike, Nature Academy at Huntsville Botanical Garden is your gateway to exciting educational adventures. Enroll now and bring STEM to life in the beauty of the Garden!

Led by our certified educators, these two-hour classes delve into exciting scientific topics through hands-on activities and exploration. We offer multiple sessions of each class throughout the month, allowing you to choose a date and time that fits your schedule seamlessly.

Join us for our Tuesday sessions from 10 – noon, or opt for our Thursday sessions from noon – 2 p.m.

Field Trips

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is the place to be to make science come alive for your students.

Looking for information about school field trips? Visit our Field Trips page for details.