The Meadow Garden Backpack
Designed to supplement an unguided group visit, this backpack is appropriate for school groups, youth groups, scouts, and after-school groups ages 6-12. Activities and supplies are created for groups of 15 students.
The Meadow Garden Backpack can be reserved for $10, in addition to the self-guided rate of $5 per student beginning October 1 ($3 per student through September 30, 2014) and $16 per adult beginning October 1 ($12 per adult through September 30, 2014). Backpacks are available at the Group Visits Desk in the Visitor Center. A valid credit card and a completed information form will be required. Reservations can be made prior to your arrival.
To reserve your backpack, please contact:
School and Youth Group Reservations
Meadow Garden Backpack Activities
Find Your Way
Master the art of orienteering while using pedometers and compasses to calculate distance and direction.
Set out into the Meadow Garden and discover a multitude of wildflowers and trees that call the Meadow Garden home.
Master the Meadow
Embark on a scavenger hunt and test your observation skills to uncover secrets hidden in the Meadow Garden!
Discover the relationship between pollinators and plants as you learn about pollinators and experience hand pollinating flowers.
Learn about one of America’s favorite and most unique butterflies, the monarch. Find out which plants monarch caterpillars like to snack on and what happens to monarchs at the end of summer.
Team up with Project Birdsleuth® in the ultimate bingo showdown! Compete against your friends to discover evidence of birds in the Meadow Garden.
Search the Meadow Garden for animal tracks and learn which animals call the Meadow Garden home.