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Nature Activities for Kids

With the Garden temporarily closed, we haven’t forgotten our young visitors and we hope they’ll enjoy some engaging outdoor activities provided by our Children’s Education Department!

Check back weekly for new activities!


Create a Fairy Garden

Use plant material you find in your yard to create a fairy garden – and learn about the importance of decomposition!


Environmental Education Week: April 20-24

April 20-24 is National Environmental Education Week and we at the Huntsville Botanical Garden are excited to celebrate with you! Plus, Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 24 – that’s even more reason to celebrate.

We’ll roll out a new activity daily so be sure to follow us on Facebook or visit this page to see the latest. Each day will include an environmentally-themed story (with a link for online reading if you don’t have the featured book in your library), fun facts you can share with your family, and activities that can be completed at home.

And let’s show Mother Earth how much our community loves her! Do you have colored chalk at home? Create a masterpiece on your driveway or sidewalk to encourage others to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, too. Include an uplifting message about what we can all do to protect our planet. Don’t forget to share your artwork and messages with us on Facebook and Instagram! #hsvgarden #arbordayathome #earthday2020

Activity 1: The Lorax

Activity 2: Diary of a Worm

Activity 3: Celebrate Earth Day!

Activity 4: Pollution and Plants

Activity 5: Arbor Day!


Home Sweet Habitat

Habitats are places where plants and animals live, and they provide what living organisms need to survive. You live in a habitat, too!

Explore Your World – Citizen Science Is for Everyone!

Do you ever wonder about the different species that live in your backyard or neighborhood? If you’ve got a smartphone and some curiosity, you’re well on your way to becoming a citizen scientist!

Flower Power

Spring is here and beautiful flowers are blooming all around us. Did you know that flowers play an important role for plants? Learn more with this colorful activity that can be done at your own home.


We love to share! Stay in touch with us on social media and be sure to tag us in your posts: #hsvgarden


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