Pre-K and Kindergarten Classes

These programs are designed to fit the needs of your Pre-K or Kindergarten class by incorporating crafts with Garden experiences. Each class is one hour long and available throughout the year.

Fee: $5 per student
Teachers free; chaperones $5 each.
These programs do not include admission to My Big Backyard.

Beautiful Butterflies

Go on a butterfly hunt, learn all about those hungry caterpillars with a fun dress-up story, create a pretty "painted lady" butterfly, and take home your own wildflower planting!

Busy Bees

Take a walk to witness these busy insects in action, taste different types of honey, practice 'bee-ing' safe around bees, and learn about bee body parts as you assemble your own bee puppet.

Fall Colors

See a rainbow of colors in our Arboretum, where you'll collect leaves for a beautiful "stained glass" hanging and funny leaf friend.

Flower Power

Tip-toe through the tulips, (or whatever is in bloom!) create a "kool" flower, and plant your own flower seeds to take home.

For the Birds

Learn all about bird beaks and feet, go on a birdwatching expedition, and make a "bird buddy"

Prehistoric Pals

Visit our Prehistoric Plant Trail to see plants that have grown since the days of the dinosaurs, and create a "dinomite" puppet and planting.

How does your garden grow?

Learn the difference between fruits and veggies that you eat every day. Students will make a veggie puppet and plant a piece of the garden to take home.

Wiggly Worms

Learn all about these critters that wiggle their way through the dirt. Go on a worm hunt, hold a real worm and take home a worm craft.

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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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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