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Family Fridays

July 12, 2024 Midnight to Aug. 23, 2024 Midnight

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Join us as we inspire curiosity about the natural world and promote a deeper connection to our Berkshire landscape through workshops, demonstrations and hands-on experiences for the young and young at heart. All programs are free with Garden admission. Each hour-long event begins at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Lee Bank.

July 12 — Combining Mr. Rogers’ gentle spirit and the unbound creativity of Jim Henson, Tom Knight brings a puppet show unlike any other, with science themes and songs.

July 19 — Tom Tyning will teach the fascinating natural history of Berkshire reptiles and bring along a few live examples to emphasize their particular behaviors and the pressing need for their conservation.

July 26 — Rona Leventhal joins us for an “Earth Celebration,” including tales and songs about environmental awareness, personal action and responsibility, conservation, independence, and our animal friends.

August 2 — Jen Leahy will explore our relationships and connection with animals, both wild and domestic. She will bring along a diverse collection of “animal educators.”

August 9 — The New Hampshire-based Caterpillar Lab will teach us about the lifecycles and essential conservation needs of butterflies, moths and other insects!

August 16 — Joy Marzolf brings some wonderful scaly friends and reptile special guests to teach how we may better conserve these important creatures.

August 23 — Davis Bates will share stories about the diverse heritage of our area and the environment around us. Hear how coyotes got their howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and more — and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands.

Help Our Garden Grow!

Your donation helps us to educate and inspire visitors of all ages on the art and science of gardening and the preservation of our environment.

All Donations are 100% tax deductible.