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two seedlings

April 1, 2020 | , ,

[CANCELLED] Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds (2020)

Unfortunately, this program has been cancelled out of concern for the health and safety of our Bartram’s community. As the Garden is still open, we encourage families with children to continue to visit while being mindful of maintaining healthy distance from other visitors. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. We’ll search the garden for young greens sprouts and learn about the baby plant inside of every seed, then we’ll plant a seed to…

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Bird sitting on a branch in a green-leafed tree

May 6, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Spring is for the Birds (2020)

Find out where birds live and how they talk, then build your own nest out of materials from the Garden.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30…

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A lush garden with lots of greenery, yellow and pink flowers

June 3, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: The Garden in Bloom (2020)

We’ll explore Bartram’s Garden with all of our senses and create colorful flower art.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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two black swallowtail caterpillars

July 1, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies (2020)

Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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happy child running through sprinkler

August 5, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Water Wonderland (2020)

Cool off with outdoor water games and discover why water is important to the Garden.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch…

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a basket full of colorful summer produce

September 2, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Summer Harvest Celebration (2020)

Harvest the Garden’s bounty and taste an array of fresh flavors.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and join us for…

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Small child turning a crank on an old-fashioned cider press

October 7, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Apple Cider, 18th Century Style (2020)

Take a turn crushing apples in an old cider press to make fresh apple cider.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch…

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Milkweed seeds breaking out from a dried seed pod

November 4, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Seed Collectors (2020)

How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make natural mosaic of seeds.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a…

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