Kids Programs


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

Wegmans Family Garden


Open daily and year round.
Activities on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-1pm
Included with 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.

Saturday Kids’ Hands-On Programming
11am-1pm, Included with admission, Kids 4-10
  • April 5 - Cookie Seeds
  • April 12 - Healthy Smoothies 
    *See Medicinal Garden Feature the same day!
  • April 19 - National Garlic Day
  • April 26 - National Pretzel Day
  • May 3 - Bee Banana
  • May 10 - Mother’s Day Herb Pots
  • May 17 - Spilt Milk   
    *See Medicinal Garden Feature the same day!
  • May 24 - World Oral Health Day
  • May 31 - Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • June 7 - Butterfly Food
  • June 14 - Father’s Day Seed Frame Mosaic
  • June 21 - Summer Solstice Mosquito Repellent
  • June 28 - Hummingbird Feeders
  • July 5 - Independence Day Flag Snacks
  • July 12 - Attract a Ladybug
  • July 19 - Candy Campfire
  • July 26 - Lemonade Fizz
  • August 2 - Cycled Water
  • August 9 - Fruit and Seed Match
  • August 16 - Creamy Coconut Playdough
  • August 23 - Potato and Apple Taste Test
  • August 30 - Labor Day Closer Look at a Gardener - Meet a Gardener!
  • September 6 - Natural Yarn Dye
  • September 13 - Cheerio Bird Feeder
  • September 20 - Autumn Equinox Leaf Prints
  • September 27 - Yeast Balloon
Sunday Kids’ Hands-On Programs - May 25 and September 28 only
11am-1pm, Included with admission, Kids 4-12
Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. 
All activities are peanut-allergy friendly
from $19.00 Art Camp
July & August
Kids ages 5-12
Garden Members $95 or $19 per day
AC2 - July 14-18 - Painting
AC3 - July 21-25 - Drawing
AC4 - August 4-8 - Painting
AC5 - August 11-15 - Drawing

Advanced Art Camp
- Students ages 10-16 with previous art experience
AAC1 - July 28-Aug 1 - Multi-Medium
AAC2 - August 18-22 - Multi-Medium   

Call 716.827.1584 ext. 291 to register or for more information.
from $19.00 Junior Botanist Camp
July & August
Garden Members $95 or $19 per day
Non-Members $105 or $21 per day
Pre-registration is required and camp forms are due the Wednesday before each camp week. 
Junior Botanist Camp

Kids ages 5-12 will become Junior Botanists for the week; exploring the Gardens, learning about plants, playing games, making a plant to take home and other fun activities.

BC 1 - July 7-11 - Wild and Wacky Water
This week is all about water! Explore the biomes in our greenhouses, create a desert dish garden, explore nearby South Park Lake in a pond-dipping activity and partake in wacky water games.

BC 2 - July 14-18 - Birds, Bats, Bees and Butterflies: Pollinators
Here’s the buzz: go bird watching, dissect different kinds of flowers, play pollinator games and plant a miniature garden!

BC 3 - July 21-25 - Crunch, Plants We Munch: Edible Garden
Did you ever think of how many different plants you eat in one day? Learn about many of the plants you can eat at the Gardens. Squish oranges and  other fruits into juice, make flour, create a pizza garden and sample weird looking, delicious tasting fruits during this week of camp!

BC 4 - August 4-8 - Plants and our Planet
Become stewards of the planet during this week of camp. Use recycled materials to craft planters, bird feeders and other creations. Play environmental themed games, explore the Arboretum and test the effects of pollution.

BC 5 - August 11-15 - Survival Adventure
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Learn about the uses of different wild and garden plants, create rope from plant fibers, build survival shelters and learn about different ways plants and animals can survive and adapt to different biomes.

Horticulture Camp

An advanced take on our Junior Botanist Camp, kids ages 10-16 can delve a little deeper into gardening. Visit with Horticulture Staff and volunteers, learn how to propagate plants, create hypertufa planters and other fun age-appropriate horticultural activities.

ABC 4 - July 28-Aug 1 - Basic gardening and plant fun!
ABC 2 - August 18-22 - Basic gardening and plant fun!

Call 716.827.1584 ext. 291. for more information.