Events

Woodland Valentines and Heart Cookies

Saturday, February 13, 11am–2pm
Create a valentine craft and decorate a Valentine’s Day Cookie.
Craft free with admission. $1 per cookie.

Maple Syrup Madness

Monday, February 15, 11am–2pm
No school today! Learn about one of nature’s sweetest foods with Dawes Arboretum. Taste samples.
Free with admission

Orchid Tea Party

Saturday, February 20, 11am–2pm
Bring your doll for some tea party fun. American Girl Easton shares crafts celebrating their 2016 Girl of the Year. Enjoy samples of fruit tea and sweet treats.
Free with admission

The Bubble Lady

Saturday, February 27, 11am & 2pm
Have you ever seen a person inside a bubble? Watch Sue, The Bubble Lady, blow amazing bubble creations.
Free with admission

Who Lives in a Log?

Saturday, March 5, 11am–2pm
Fallen logs make wonderful habitats. Make a fun pop-up craft to discover who lives inside.
Free with admission

Blooms & Butterflies Opening Day

Saturday, March 12, 9:30am–2pm
"My, Oh My—A Butterfly" and other Dr. Seuss stories inspire family fun activities that include story times, crafts, and costumed Seuss characters.  At 11am and 2pm, the Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre performs songs from Seussical the Musical.
Free with admission

Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo

Sunday, March 13, 2pm
Family friendly presentations feature different animals each month.  Second Sundays of the month. 
Free with admission

Blue Morpho Butterfly Mosaics

Saturday, March 19, 11am–2pm
Make a mosaic that captures the fantastic color of Blue Morpho butterflies.
Free with admission

Zumba for Kids

Friday, March 25, 11am & 2pm
No school today! Jump, spin, and dance during an exciting spring workout lead by Certified Zumba instructor Amber Jones.
Free with admission

Spring Bunnies

Saturday, March 26, 11am–2pm
Bring the Farm to You brings live bunnies to meet and touch. Make a bunny rabbit craft.
Free with admission

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Saturday, April 2, 11am–2pm
Make a caterpillar craft. The Very Hungry Caterpillar makes a special appearance, 11am–12pm
Free with admission

Butterfly Sand Art

Saturday, April 9, 11am–2pm
Make colorful butterfly sand art. 
$2 per craft.

Butterfly Umbrellas

Saturday, April 16, 11am–2pm
Where do butterflies go when it rains? Make a butterfly umbrella craft to find out!
Free with admission

Tulips and Tutus

Saturday, April 23, 11am–2pm
Wear your tutu and make a tulip bouquet craft. At 2pm, Columbus Youth Ballet teaches ballet steps and shares elaborate costumes.
Free with admission

Our Zoo to You

Saturday, April 30, 11am & 2pm
Our Zoo to You presents an up close and personal animal experience.
Free with admission

Celebrate Mom!

Saturday, May 7, 11am–2pm 
Decorate a flower pot and plant a flower for Mom.
Free with admission .

Butterfly Feeders

Saturday, May 14, 11am–2pm
Make a colorful butterfly feeder to attract butterflies to your garden.
Free with admission

Michael Roy’s Cirque du Papier

Saturday, May 21, 11am & 2pm
Entertainer and origami artist Michael Roy Baldridge presents amazing folded paper creations to celebrate opening day of Origami in the Garden.
Free with admission