Children and Family Programs

COVID-19 Update (6/1/21):  Duke Gardens is pleased to be open to the public again as of June 1. Read more about limited parking, face coverings, open hours and related phase 2 policies here.

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

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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!