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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.

Educational Programs

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 Themes April & May: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Enjoy hands-on gardening experiments, plant science and seed exploration

June: 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 Programs Discovery Stations: Daily from 10:30am–1pm
Drop-in style learning that features rotating activities based on the monthly Learning Theme

Nature Circle Time: Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:00am
Children will be immersed in nature through storytelling and songs, dances and games

Let's Grow Garden Club: June 7–August 16 Only, Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00am
Young gardeners will participate in all aspects of the garden, from planting seeds and watering to weeding and harvesting
Special Guests S.R.D Harris Book Reading: April 29 at 11am
The author will read her empowering children's books

Ohio Wildlife Center: May 6 at 11am
Get an up-close look at wildlife found in Ohio

The Bugman: June 4 at 11am
Learn more about bugs from a local bug celebrity

More to be announced!