Learning Garden

Get hands-on with plants, seeds, soil, and bugs.

Join us every Thursday morning and afternoon as we explore everything from garden planning and planting, to pruning and harvesting. Learn about basic gardening skills, the importance of pollinators, and the science of seeds. We’ll even create tasty snacks with ingredients straight from the garden! Look for our weekly themes.

Learning Garden programs take place outdoors on the London Children's Museum property, weather permitting.

All programs are included in general admission and are free for members. Admission can be purchased in advance online or by walk-in at our front desk!

 

Plan Your Visit

 

The Learning Garden is generously supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

July 25, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Fossilized Plants

Learn how to identify fossilized plants. Then, try out the different methods of reserving flowers and plants using salt dough or pressing flowers!

July 25, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Fossilized Plants

Learn how to identify fossilized plants. Then, try out the different methods of reserving flowers and plants using salt dough or pressing flowers!

August 1, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Nature's Art

Discover outdoor symmetry using a mirror, leaf rubbing, or by drawing the natural patterns you see in the world around you!

August 1, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Nature's Art

Discover outdoor symmetry using a mirror, leaf rubbing, or by drawing the natural patterns you see in the world around you!

August 8, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Caring for Buds

Learn how to care for your garden by spotting weeds, building barriers against critters who like to snack, watering, and even singing!

August 8, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Caring for Buds

Learn how to care for your garden by spotting weeds, building barriers against critters who like to snack, watering, and even singing!

August 15, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Pollination Power

Learn all about pollinators and how they help gardens grow! Learn about the jobs pollinators do and what they need to stay healthy. Maybe even pretend you are a bee, butterfly, or hummingbird and help pollinate the garden!

August 15, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Pollination Power

Learn all about pollinators and how they help gardens grow! Learn about the jobs pollinators do and what they need to stay healthy. Maybe even pretend you are a bee, butterfly, or hummingbird and help pollinate the garden!

August 22, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Power of Solar

Learn about how the sun helps gardens grow. Explore the ways that solar power can be harnessed through creative crafts using solar paper.

August 22, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Power of Solar

Learn about how the sun helps gardens grow. Explore the ways that solar power can be harnessed through creative crafts using solar paper.

August 29, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Harvest Tea Party

Harvest flowers and leaves from the garden to make a unique tea! Steep it hot or cold and join us for a tasty tea party made of plants we've nurtured all summer.

August 29, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Harvest Tea Party

Harvest flowers and leaves from the garden to make a unique tea! Steep it hot or cold and join us for a tasty tea party made of plants we've nurtured all summer.

Unearth Wonder

Help build our NEW dinosaur exhibit at 100 Kellogg Lane!

The future London Children’s Museum was shaped by the ideas and dreams of over 500 children, families, and community members. And children in our community made one thing very clear - our new home would not be complete without dinosaurs!

But to make our community’s dream a reality, we need your help! You can bring these prehistoric wonders to life by donating today. Every gift matters!
 

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