Kids Programs


If you have any questions, please contact our Education Department at 716.827.1584 ext. 291

Click here for our Education Class Registration and Information and Procedures


from $6.00 2015 Digital Photo Contest

Adult (18+)
Teens (12-17)
Youth (Under 12)

All photos were considered for the following two awards:

  • President’s Pick
  • Cover of the Gardens’ Next Newsletter

Photos submitted in each age range were considered for the following awards:

  • Best Use of Shadows and Light
  • Most Unusual Vantage Point
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Use of Macro Photography

Click here for an Entry Form
(email or mail in your entry form, pay online and we will match them up)

2014 Winners

Cover of the Next Newsletter - Darleen Stry

President's Pick - Barbara MacNaughton


Most Artistic - Matthew Norvilitis

Best Use of Color - Darren Stry

Best Use of Macro Photography - Matthew Norvilitis

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Luke Avery

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Darren Stry


Most Artistic - Stephen Rinaldo

Best Use of Color - Alexis Nazitto

Best Use of Macro Photography - Stephen Rinaldo

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Alexis Nazitto

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Rachel Norvilitis


Most Artistic - Ashlee Clause

Best Use of Color - Eileen Graetz

Best Use of Macro Photography - Sandra Peek

Best Use of Shadow and Light - Tina Bidwell

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Deborah Bender

Wegmans Family Garden


Open daily and year round
Included with Garden Admission

This inside garden provides a place for safe, meaningful play and discovery as children of all ages and abilities explore the wonders of the plant world and the importance of eating healthy. Visitors are able to plant, dig, build, observe, dream, explore, touch, smell and listen as they engage in both free play and structured learning. See the schedule below for our upcoming offerings. Providing a safe learning environment for children is important.  All activities are peanut-allergy friendly. 

Wegmans Family Days

10am-2pm - Included with Garden Admission

Have fun with your food in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Gardens between 10am-2pm. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 5-12, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations!

Hispanic Heritage Day - October 17
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Create a painted garden pot with designs inspired by pottery styles from various Hispanic cultures, create traditional Mexican Amate bark painting and taste fun flavors of refreshing agua fresca.

Healthy Harvest - November 21
Plant an indoor Three Sisters Garden, mix a bag of cider spices from plants and take home a delicious healthy snack.

Santa’s Workshop - December 12
Admission to Santa’s Workshop and participation in fun holiday themed activities is now included with Gardens Admission! Santa will only be visiting during the hours of Santa’s Workshop - he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

Snow - January 16
Celebrate winter in Buffalo while warming up at the Gardens. Enjoy snow cones and snowman bananas while creating a blizzard of creative crafts.


Sunday Programming
September 27, October 25, November 22, January 24
11am-1pm - Kids 5-12 will enjoy these Sunday hands-on activities free with admission to the Gardens.  Activities will be held in the Wegmans Family Garden.

 Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly