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, for Little Sprouts Club where preschool-aged children and their families are invited to explore nature and play outside!
This year, S is for Sunshine!
Join us on an alphabetic exploration of the Sunshine State,
to see plants and wildlife and celebrate
all the things that make Florida great!
A is for Armadillo, Z is for Zebra longwing,
There are Herons and Mangroves and Snails in between!
Come color and paint, hear stories and sing,
See flora and fauna that you’ve never seen!
Little Sprouts Club sessions feature crafts, sensory stations, hands-on activities and other experiences designed to engage the young and the young at heart in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.Your Little Sprout will delight in spending quality time with you outdoors!
Sessions begin at 10:30am with family-guided rotations through craft stations, sensory centers, and other outdoor activities designed to develop gross and fine motor skills. A snack and story time will begin at 11:15, free play activities remain open until 11:30.
Please note adjusted schedule this year!
Spring dates will coincide with Family Saturday events during the run of our Jean and Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series.
- November 21-23, 2019
- December 19-21, 2019
- January 16-18, 2020
- Feb 27-29, 2020
- March 12-14, 2020
- April 16-18, 2020
- May 7-8, 2020
Audience: All Members and Guests are welcome, activities geared toward children ages 2-5 and their parents & caregivers
Attire: Wear clothes that are comfortable for outdoor activities and messy crafts.
Location: Children’s Rainforest Garden
- Members: Free
- Guests pay normal admission
- Reciprocals: $10
- Member Guests: $10 (number admitted based on membership level)