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Be a Kid

An oasis of fun and discovery for children of all ages

Every day at the Garden is a chance for kids to make new and wondrous connections to the world around them. You can feel these magical moments around you every day, whether it's the sight of a girl's smile as a newly-hatched butterfly lands on her finger in the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, the sound of a boy's laughter as he races his friends to the top of the treehouse in Hershey Children's Garden, or maybe just enjoying a family lunch beside a tranquil lily pond.

Cleveland Botanical Garden is a place where kids get the chance to laugh, play, learn and discover, with bountiful activities for kids both indoors and out. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, a teacher or a scout leader, we hope to help you enrich your kids' lives and create enduring memories. Below are just some of the highlights of things to do with kids. For a complete list of Garden family programs, please visit the Garden Calendar.


Experience the shining magic of the season at Cleveland's favorite holiday tradition!


Hershey Children's Garden

Explore and play in a special kid-sized world where whimsical surprises wait around
every turn.


School Programs

The Garden is a year-round, hands-on destination for discovering the world of plants and ecosystems; offering programs for students in grades K-12, adaptive learning and school outreach.

Child and Family Programs

Explore and connect to the natural world through fun, age-appropriate art and science experiences, Garden day camps and special family events and programs.

Scout Trips

There's no better - or more fun - way of earning environmental badges than taking an immersive journey through the outdoor gardens or exotic Glasshouse.

Birthday Parties

Get the kids' friends together and throw your child's best birthday party ever.


Plan your visit

Here are some quick resources to help plan your visit to the Garden.

Garden Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays · 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays · 10am - 9pm
Sundays · Noon - 5pm
Closed Mondays

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Hershey Children's Garden

Hershey Children's Garden is open during Garden hours from April - October. Please note that on days when the Garden is open until 9pm, Hershey Children's Garden closes at dusk.

Click here to see a full schedule of Hershey Children's Garden programs


Field Trips

To schedule a field trip, please call:

Amanda Halmes
216.721.1600, ext. 100

For more information about field trips and school programs, please fill out our field trip inquiry form.


Adaptive Learning Programs

To schedule a visit or program for kids or adults with special needs, please call

Amanda Halmes
216.721.1600, ext. 100

For more information on adaptive learning programs, please fill out our adaptive learning inquiry form.



Scout Trips

To schedule a scout trip, please call

Amanda Halmes
216.721.1600, ext. 100

For more information about scout trips, please fill out our scout trips inquiry form.



Birthday Parties

To schedule a child's birthday party, please call Bridget Hays at 216.707.2846 to confirm date availability. Once your date is confirmed you may fill out our birthday party registration form to complete your reservation.