Youth & Family Programs

Youth & Family Activities

Encourage your kids to explore nature and get their hands dirty with the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s fun, educational workshops, hikes, and hands-on activities. Whether they’re busy growing their own vegetables or conducting science experiments, kids can cultivate curiosity and create connections to the natural world when they spend time here.

Looking for more outdoor activities? Take the Nature Play Pledge and receive emails with information on nature-based events around San Antonio and nature play ideas for at home.

Interested in having your child’s next birthday at the Botanical Garden? Learn more.

Children's
Vegetable Garden

Children ages 7-16 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of the Botanical Garden’s partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

Family Workshops

Families can learn together to foster an appreciation of plants in our hands-on gardening and cooking workshops. Check out the calendar to find our upcoming family workshops.

Family Night Hikes

Discover the Botanical Garden’s creatures and plants at night on this guided Family Night Hike! Bring a flashlight and explore the garden with a trained guide to see nocturnal wildlife.

Storytime in the Garden

Children’s Storytime occurs weekly on Thursdays, March through October from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Each session features a different nature-themed book designed to stimulate young minds and foster an appreciation for the great outdoors.

Little Sprouts Hikes

Little Sprouts Hikes occur weekly on Tuesdays, March through October from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Each hike features a different nature-based lesson designed to inspire a love and appreciation of the natural world. Designed for early childhood-aged children and their caretakers.

2022 Summer Camps

Connect with nature this summer in one of the Botanical Garden’s Summer Camps. Choose from a variety of camps including Science in Nature, Underground Explorers, and Rooted in Nature. Camps available for ages 5 – 17.

Upcoming Family Events

Read the Botanical Garden’s Registration and Cancellation Policies for information about member discounts, refunds, and more.

Little Sprouts Hike

Tuesdays, March 1 – October 25 | 10 – 10:30
Mar 08
10:00 am10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX

Storytime in the Garden

Thursdays, March 3 – October 27 | 10 – 10:30
Mar 10
10:00 am10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX

Family Flashlight Night

Friday, March 11 | 6 – 8:30 p.m. Bring your flashlight
Mar 11
6:00 pm8:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX
Spring Break CHEF Camp

Spring Break CHEF Camp

Monday – Wednesday, March 14 – 16 | 9 a.m.
Mar 14
9:00 am1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX
Spring Break CHEF Camp

Spring Break CHEF Camp

Monday – Wednesday, March 14 – 16 | 9 a.m.
Mar 15
9:00 am1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX

Little Sprouts Hike

Tuesdays, March 1 – October 25 | 10 – 10:30
Mar 15
10:00 am10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX
Spring Break CHEF Camp

Spring Break CHEF Camp

Monday – Wednesday, March 14 – 16 | 9 a.m.
Mar 16
9:00 am1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX

Storytime in the Garden

Thursdays, March 3 – October 27 | 10 – 10:30
Mar 17
10:00 am10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX
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