During the preschool years, children develop lifelong attitudes towards nature that can last a lifetime. Our Sprouting Out! programs introduce preschoolers to the wonders of the natural world. It is our hope that their time with us will foster a sense of wonder and stewardship for the world around them. Each forty-five minute class includes a show-and-tell, a movement activity, and a hands-on craft project.
Program fee is $75 for one, or $65 each when two or more programs are conducted the same day. Limited to 20 students per class.
See your students’ imaginations “bloom” as they learn about the parts of flowers, create a kool flower and take home flower seed planting.
Explore the wonder of these mighty giants with Oakley the Acorn as we act out the life cycle of a seed and create a “tree’mendous necklace!
Learn all about these critters that wiggle their way through the dirt! Hold a real worm and make a worm tunnel maze.
Soar to new heights with backyard birds as you match up birds and eggs, explore nests, and make a bird buddy!
Learn about the animals that hop, slither, and swing through the vines and tropical trees in this exciting ecosystem! Students will see a tropical plant and play a fun jungle game.
Your students will "dig" becoming young palentologists as they learn about our prehistoric pals with a hands-on matching game, fossil show and tell and dino-puppet craft.
Please complete the form below to request one of these programs.
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.
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The natural world is the classroom for your students at the Memphis Botanic Garden!
Charges for programs include an instructor to lead your group, supplies for exciting take-home projects, Garden admission, and a chance to picnic in our Pine Grove (tables are first come, first served, so you may want to bring blankets.)
We have a minimum registration of 15 students for all programs, excluding educational events/festivals. You may schedule a program for fewer students, but you will be expected to pay for 15.
We require a $75 deposit for all programs, due two weeks before the program date. The remaining balance is due on the day of your program.
Checks should be written for the number of students who actually come that day and made payable to Memphis Botanic Garden. Cash and credit cards are also accepted.
We must be notified of cancellations or considerable changes in number of students at least 2 weeks before your scheduled program.
To cancel, please call 901-636-4126 & email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are registered for a tour and decide not to come due to inclement weather, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can notify instructors. We will be happy to reschedule your visit for the next available date that your students can enjoy the Garden, or we can refund your deposit if you can't work out an alternative date.
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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)