The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 7, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 3:30 pm. Fireworks & Fountains Show tickets for Saturday are sold out.
Summer is the perfect time of year to spark curiosity and connect to nature. Our themed Summer Camp in a Box offerings are filled with what your child needs to experiment, get creative, and learn something new from home.
Indoor and outdoor activities with easy-to-follow instructions for hours of fun are included in every camp box. Our Summer Camp in a Box program is recommended for children ages 6 to 10.
How It Works
Pick a week (or two, or three). From outdoor time to experimenting with seeds, gardening to creating crafts, each week offers a chance to feed your child’s curiosity while nurturing their mind.
Delivery. Choose your camp week and purchase the associated camp box. Shipping is limited to the continental United States.
Have Fun! Our nature-based science and art ventures get kids off the couch and exploring the outdoors.
Summer Camp in a Box Offerings
Get your gardening gloves ready! Set up your own mini greenhouse, sprout garlic, start an outdoor garden using seeds and a mint cutting, decorate a windchime, identify what is growing in your backyard, and more.
It’s sprouting! Explore the differences in seeds, identify them in nature, and discover how to grow them at home. Use solar beads to measure sunlight, create a seed mosaic, make a grass seed character, observe seed growth in your own mini greenhouse, and more.
It’s alive! Budding naturalists will uncover and identify what is living in the backyard. Use binoculars to discover birds, collect leaves and flowers to make your own coaster, experiment with a resurrection fern, use natural materials to make a clay impression, and more.