Special activities in Hershey Children's Garden

A new discovery every day

Hershey Children's Garden is open during normal Garden hours between March 23 and October 31. Please note that on days when the Garden is scheduled to close at 9pm, Hershey Children's Garden will close at dusk.


Fall Activities

Sunset Surprises

Wednesdays · 5pm

Visit Hershey Children's Garden every Wednesday at 5pm during the fall and participate in a special sunset surprise activity.


Fall Weekend Activities

New for its 15th season, Hershey Children’s Garden proudly presents more programming and hands-on activities for kids than ever before. In September and October, you’ll find a special activity for kids every Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm, and every Sunday at 1 pm.

Each week of the fall, the activities will feature a new topic, and children will learn about everything from music and colors in the garden to frogs, flowers and fairies:

September 7 & 8: Reduce, Reuse, Recylce

September 14 & 15: Butterflies

September 21 & 22: Harvesting

September 28 & 29: Art in the Garden

October 5 & 6: Seed Dispersal

October 12 & 13: Leaves

October 19 & 20: Compost and Worms

October 26 & 27: Herbs



Nature Tales Story Time

Throughout Hershey Children's Gardens season the popular Nature Tales Storytime storytelling series will take place at 11am every Thursday in the Hershey Children's Garden treehouse. In the event of inclement weather storytime will take place indoors.

The Garden is a wonderland in which kids can explore, play and learn. Click here to see all that you can do with kids during your visit to Cleveland Botanical Garden.