Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler! Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2-6 with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other activities. Nature ABCs and 1,2,3s and movement are part of the fun. Choose either 10:30-11:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm.


$6 per Member child/adult pair (Family level & up)
$20 per Non-member child/adult pair
$6 each extra sibling

Registration opens for Members on Monday, June 3 | 9:00 am.
Registration opens for Non-members on Monday, June 10 | 9:00 am

Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (in season).

Tuesday, July 2
Lunch for a Bear
Let’s learn about Maryland’s black bear—what they eat and where they live. We will have some “bear snacks” to enjoy.

10:30-11:30   |   12:30-1:30 
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Tuesday, July 23
Water, Water Everywhere

There are so many ways we use water. In our state, we can’t go far without finding a stream, river, or bay.  It’s summer, so let’s have a day to have some fun time with water play. Please dress to get wet.

10:30-11:30    |   12:30-1:30 
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Tuesday, August 6
Party at the Pond

Splish! Splash! Let’s read about and explore some slippery critters in our Ladew ponds.

10:30-11:30   |   12:30-1:30 
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Friday, August 23
Fairy Tales
From the tooth fairy and fairy godmothers to fairies of the forest and gardens, fairies are everywhere looking after us and nature.

10:30-11:30    |    12:30-1:30 
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