Fall Festivals

Origami in the Garden

From paper airplanes to NASA robots, Origami is all around us. Watch your students’ minds unfold as they explore this exhibit and learn about plants that make paper, origami in nature and origami’s role in STEM sciences then try your hand at origami folding!

For pre and post visit activities go to memphisbotanicgarden.com/OITG

September 22-March 23

Self Guided Tours $5;

Guided Tours - $6; Origami Class - $6

Scholarships available. Call for availability.

Japanese Festival featuring Origami in the Garden

Students will be immersed in the rich culture and history of Japan with hands-on activities, traditional games, demonstrations, tours of Origami in the Garden and more! Take home projects include koi windsocks, kanji fans, and origami.

October 1-5 or March 18-22 / 10:00am-12:00noon

Grades 2-6. $6 per student.

Harvest Festival

Treat your class to some old-fashioned fun in the Garden. Make some traditional harvest crafts including cider making, pumpkin painting and corn husk flowers. Discovery stations teach fun facts about fruits and vegetables, honey making, and seed dispersal. Students will enjoy some harvest

fun while jumping in a haystack and picnicking with some old time pickin’ and grinnin’!

October 16-19, 23-26 & 30-31 / 10:00am-12:00noon

Grades K-4. $6 per student.

Rain dates November 1-2

Fall Colors: Trees of Tennessee

Available throughout the month of November.

Visit the Garden when the trees are at their peak of fall color. Students will learn what makes the beautiful colors, “build” a tree, go on a scavenger hunt and plant a native tree seed to take home.

90 minute seasonal program.

Grades 2-6. $6 per student.

Holidays Around the World

Available throughout the month of December.

Learn how children all over the world celebrate the holiday season. Experience Posada, Japanese New Year, and Diwali by making pinatas, diya, and origami fireworks.

90 minute seasonal program.

Grades K-4. $6 per student.

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Please complete the form below to request one of these programs.

This form is a REQUEST only.

Once this request is submitted, our program coordinator will email you a confirmation and request for deposit. Your field trip will be finalized upon payment of deposit. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Kristen Zemaitis



Gina Harris



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Children (2-12) $5.00
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