The Learning Pavilion sits between two very important programmed venues in the Children’s Garden: Let’s Garden, an edible-themed hands-on gardening space and Nature Art Studio, an earth art experience. In addition, visitors are invited to join Discovery Programs focused on the natural world at the Learning Pavilion.
Visitors find many creature comforts here: family-style restrooms, hand washing stations, and comfortable seating. That, along with its dynamic roof lines and exquisite detailing, makes the Learning Pavilion an essential part of any Children’s Garden visit.
April 22-October 1
Educational Programs are included in the Children’s Garden experience during the spring and summer seasons each year. These programs, offered at no cost beyond admission and without registration needed, are an opportunity for children to learn, play and grow while immersed in nature.
Programming is centered around monthly Learning Themes and includes Discovery Stations, Let’s Grow Garden Club, Nature Circle Time and visits from local educators and performers.
Monthly ThemesJune: Backyard Bug Adventures Discover the insects and pollinators found in our own backyards and learn why they are so important
July: Red, White & Bloom! Celebrate summer colors and patterns in the garden
August: Splish, Splash, Explore Dive into Ohio's streams, ponds and lakes and learn about the creatures living in them
September: Woodland Wonders Identify and observe Ohio's native plants and wildlife
Recurring ProgramsDiscovery Stations: Daily from 10:30am–1pm Drop-in style learning that features rotating activities based on the monthly Learning Theme
Nature Circle Time: Tuesdays at 10:30am Children will be immersed in nature through storytelling and songs, dances and games
Let's Grow Garden Club: June 7–August 16 Only, Wednesdays at 10:30am Young gardeners will participate in all aspects of the garden, from planting seeds and watering to weeding and harvesting
Special GuestsGlobal Water Dancers: July 2 at 10am
Ohio Division of Wildlife: July 15 at 11am
Ohio Wildlife Center: August 12 | September 9 at 11am
Worthington Jammers: August 26 | September 23 at 11am