All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Children are born with an insatiable curiosity about their world and a yearning to explore and experience its wonders. Selby Gardens gives children a wonderful opportunity to nurture that natural inquisitiveness with Little Sprouts; a fun, interactive program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Hundreds of families participate in this delightful program designed to stimulate young imaginations, engage curiosity, and encourage early development of a lifelong love and respect for nature. The Little Sprouts Program is a family-friendly way to enjoy the beauty of the Gardens.
Join us monthly in the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden, as preschool-aged children and their families are invited to alphabetically explore Rainforest plants and animals through sensory centers, themed art and science activities, storytime and free play. Together, while making rainforest crafts suchs as rainsticks and masks, your Little Sprout will delight in spending quality time with you outside. Little Sprouts Club sessions will feature hands-on activities and experiences designed to engage the young and the young at heart in a fun relaxed atmosphere that celebrates the treasures of the Rainforest.
Little Sprouts Club sessions begin at 10:30am with family-guided rotations through rainforest-inspired themed stations, sensory centers, and other outdoor activities designed to develop gross and fine motor skills. A snack and story-time will begin at 11:00, free play activities remain open until 11:30.
- November 1-3, 2018
- December 6-8, 2018
- Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019 *please note shift in schedule, to accommodate this year’s Orchid Ball
- March 7-9, 2019
- April 4-6, 2019
- May 2-4, 2019
Audience: All Members and Guests are welcome, activities geared toward guests ages 2-5 and their parents & caregivers
Attire: Wear clothes that are comfortable for outdoor activities and sometimes messy crafts
Location: Children’s Rainforest Garden
Special Features: Select Saturday Sprouts will include Puppet Stories by Starlite Puppets
- Members: Free
- Guests pay normal admission
- Reciprocals: $10
- Member Guests: $10 (number admitted based on membership level)