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Family Programs

ALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH April 22nd OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

To ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests, all educational programming and volunteer opportunities, including Butterflies in the Garden, are suspended through April 22nd or until further notice. If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. If you have questions or concerns, please email the following:

  • Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer@brit.org
  • Adult Education & Field Study Trips: Michelle at mschmidlkofer@brit.org
  • Children & Families, Homeschool, Girl Scouts, Butterflies in the Garden Special Programming: Rachel at rlincoln@brit.org

Our programs may be suspended, but the learning never stops! Follow this link for online resources from the GROW Education team. 

 

Welcome!

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, GROW offers hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. For this season, Seedlings and Little Sprouts are back in the Garden, and don’t forget about Bella’s Book & Nature Club and Bella’s Saturday Story Time at BRIT. We are also offering Family Exploration Saturdays! Come and GROW with us!

Email rlincoln@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Point of Contact

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

ALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH April 22nd OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

To ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests, all educational programming and volunteer opportunities, including Butterflies in the Garden, are suspended through April 22nd or until further notice. If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. If you have questions or concerns, please email the following:

  • Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer@brit.org
  • Adult Education & Field Study Trips: Michelle at mschmidlkofer@brit.org
  • Children & Families, Homeschool, Girl Scouts, Butterflies in the Garden Special Programming: Rachel at rlincoln@brit.org

Our programs may be suspended, but the learning never stops! Follow this link for online resources from the GROW Education team. 

 

Welcome!

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, GROW offers hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. For this season, Seedlings and Little Sprouts are back in the Garden, and don’t forget about Bella’s Book & Nature Club and Bella’s Saturday Story Time at BRIT. We are also offering Family Exploration Saturdays! Come and GROW with us!

Email rlincoln@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Current Events

Bella's Saturday Story Time

First Saturday of the Month

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Children ages 18 months to 6 years and their families join Bella the Begonia for story time and self-guided activities on BRIT’s First Saturday events. After story time, join Bella in the Tree House for nature explorations! This month we will be reading "Waiting for Wings" by Lois Ehlert and celebrating the life cycle of a beautiful butterfly.

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  • Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107)
  • Parking: BRIT Parking Lot (Free)
  • Age: Catered to ages 18 months to 6 years, all ages welcome
  • Price: Free to the public!
  • No registration required. Check-in with a GROW teammate upon arrival. 

All educational programs are suspended through April 15th. If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. If you have questions or concerns about this program, please email Rachel at rlincoln@brit.org

*No programs in July, December, & January*

Upcoming Events

Story Time Yoga

Second Tuesday of the Month

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BRIT is partnering with Nanda Yoga, the children's yoga community of Fort Worth, to provide Storytime Yoga once a month. Your child will learn calmness, breathing, and mindfulness, while developing strength, flexibility, and focus. Storytime Yoga provides a space where children can experience integrated learning.

Your child is given the opportunity to explore and challenge their bodies, expand and connect physical movements to themes and stories, and increase their vocabulary which allows them to better express themselves both physically and emotionally. Storytime yoga is a great way to connect with your child and enjoy some mindful moments!

  • Price: $10/member family & $15/non-member family
  • Park: BRIT Parking Lot
  • Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)
  • Register in advance.

Registration for this event has closed and all educational programs are suspended through April 15th. If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. If you have questions or concerns about this program, please email Rachel at rlincoln@brit.org

Little Sprouts Saturday Story Time

Third Saturday of the Month

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Explore the outdoors with your children ages 18 months to 6 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Spend your morning outside in the Backyard Veggie Garden as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! Hope to see you there!

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Tram Drop-Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Age: Catered to children 18 months to 6 years old
  • Price: FREE! (Includes garden admission)
  • No Registration Required. Check-in with a GROW teammate at beginning of program.

Free (including garden admission) for all children under 6 years old and accompanying caregivers (limit 2 adults). Regular admissions rates apply to all additional individuals.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) and let the front desk know you are there for Little Sprouts. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program at the Backyard Veggie Garden! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, & January.*

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club

Third Tuesday of the Month

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Explore the outdoors with your children ages 18 months to 6 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Spend your morning outside in the Backyard Veggie Garden as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! Hope to see you there!

Book and Garden Club families receive a Nature Box to collect treasures in along with extension activities to continue the learning at home. 

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Tram Drop-Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Age: Catered to children 18 months to 6 years old
  • Price: $10/ Non-Member Families, FREE for GROW members!
  • Register in advance. 

Click here to register!

Free (including garden admission) for all children under 6 years old and accompanying caregivers (limit 2 adults). Regular admissions rates apply to all additional individuals.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) and let the front desk know you are there for Little Sprouts. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program at the Backyard Veggie Garden! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, & January.*

GROW Family Hike

Second and Fourth Saturdays

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Come join GROW Girl for a fun, hands-on family hike every second and fourth Saturday of the month! Each family receives a botanist backpack to use during their hike filled with scientific tools. Work together to complete activities while GROW Girl guides you through a different part of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden each month! This program lasts for 1 hour and each hike is about a ½ mile long. There will be tons to discover so come and GROW with us! This location is ADA accessible. You do not need to register for this event. 

  • Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Dates: April 25
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (Free)
  • Hike Location: Perennial Garden
  • Tram Drop-Off Location: Circle drive by Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Pricing: Free to the public! (includes garden admission)
  • No registration required. Check-in with a GROW teammate at hike location.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) and let the front desk know you are there for GROW Family Hike. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*

Exploration Stations

Second and Fourth Saturdays

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Explore the Texas Native Forest Boardwalk to learn about the Garden and enjoy science-based activities that are fun for the whole family. Themes and topics change monthly. 

  • Time: 1 PM - 2 PM
  • Dates: April 25
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (Free)
  • Location: Texas Native Forest Boardwalk
  • Pricing: Free to the public! (includes garden admission)
  • No registration required. Check-in with a GROW teammate upon arrival.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) and let the front desk know you are there for Exploration Stations. The Texas Native Forest Boardwalk is a quick walk from the Garden Center. Please refer to #11 on this map for further directions. 

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*

Summer Family Camp

Fun for the whole family!

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Come enjoy a beautiful summer day in the Garden as a family! Attend the morning session for an exciting mystery activity that will take you on an investigative Garden adventure together. The afternoon session will enjoy a science-based art program lead by a local artist.

Sessions:

  • June 23rd Morning: 10 AM - 12 PM
  • June 23rd Afternoon: 1 PM - 3 PM
  • June 24th Morning: 10 AM - 12 PM
  • June 24th Afternoon: 1 PM - 3 PM

Pricing:

  • $12/session per non-member child
  • $10/session per member child

Parents are free and do not have to register. (Limit of 2 parents per camper.) Please email Rachel at rlincoln@brit.org with any questions or concerns. 

Register here!

 

Past Events