Children and Family Programs

If a child is to keep alive an inborn sense of wonder, she/he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with her/him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”  - Rachel Carson, "A Sense of Wonder"
Join us for programs that are fun, imaginative and challenging to learn and discover together with your child.

Spring 2017 Children & Family Programs (PDF)

Please also see our Nature Adventures Camp page for information about our week-long themed day camps for grades K-12. 

Project Budburst

Project BudBurst: Plants tell a story about our changing climate. Phenology is the science of tracking a plant. The timing of a plant leafing, flowering and fruiting is affected by temperature, rainfall and day length.

A worldwide network of "citizen scientists" is being created to track the changes in plant seasons, and you can join through Duke Gardens. The data will go into an international resource, the Plant Phenology Network, to assist scientists studying climate.

Please click the logo above to help collect information for plants in North Carolina.