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Youth and Family programs

Upcoming Event
Share your love for the mission of the North Carolina Botanical Garden with a gift certificate in the amount of your choosing. Gift certificates never expire and can be used toward registration in any of our hundreds of programs, or even toward enrollment in one of our certificate programs!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spintops: A Wood Turning Demonstration for Families
A Spintop is a toy spun rapidly on the ground, balanced on its tip. These wooden toys have been the pleasure of children since long ago. In a fascinating transformation of a block of wood into a functional item, Frank Penta will demonstrate the art of wood-turning for families and each child will go home with a spintop! Frank’s work integrates function and aesthetics with fine detailing and finishing into one-of-a-kind designs. Numerous pieces of his work will be on display and for sale in the NCBG Garden Shop. NOTE: Adult chaperone required.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: Herbs
It’s thyme to plant herbs! Enjoy a morning learning about and planting some favorite sweet and savory plants – like rosemary, mint, and chives – in the vegetable garden, and create an herb basket to take home for Mother’s Day. NOTE: Adult chaperone required.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Around the Pond'
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child, please. No non-registered siblings.

For registration questions or feedback, please contact the Registrar: 
phone: 919-843-8524 

phone: 919-962-0522
fax: 919-962-3531

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