Children and Family Programs

COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens is closed until further notice. We do not yet have a reopening date.

Please see our latest at-home learning activities, classes and links here.

This decision is in keeping with Duke University’s policies aiming to minimize health and safety risks to the Duke community and beyond, and to encourage social distancing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This closure includes all indoor and outdoor areas. When we have a reopening date, we will post it here and in social media in advance of the date.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to joining you for Duke Gardens on site education and discovery programs again in the future.

All information is subject to change on short notice. See more updates and advisories from Duke University at coronavirus.duke.edu.

If you'd like to be added to our email list for program announcements, please email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

Thank you!

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We offer a range of fun, imaginative and challenging programs for children and families. Learn and discover together in beautiful and biodiverse Duke Gardens!

We welcome all children and are happy to work with you to plan appropriate accommodations for your child in our programs.

Learn more about membership and join here to receive education program discounts, free admission to select programs & events, and more.

Want to bring your group to Duke Gardens? Choose from our offerings of age-appropriate programs on a variety of topics or request your own customized program. Please see our School and Group Programs page.

Feel free to use any of our self-guided visit resources to explore Duke Gardens with your family!