BBG is a great place for families to explore the wonders of the natural world through workshops, demonstrations and hands-on experiences related to science, art, and animals. Our popular summer Family Friday series explores the natural history of animals and the contributions they make to a healthy ecosystem. All programs are free with Garden admission.
Beginning this autumn, Berkshire Botanical Garden provides rich, new educational experiences for young learners, introducing the Garden Sprouts program for toddlers, and the Roots, Boots and Shoots program designed for homeschoolers and pods, with lessons aligned with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and COVID safety protocols in place to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.
Berkshire Botanical Garden brings hands-on programming to schools and community sites, both during and after school. We offer year-round, site-based cirricula and instruction for elementary through middle school students. Working in tandem with our educators, students engage in challenging and meaningful work both in the classrooms and in their school gardens, with each program uniquely catered to the needs of the school community.
Our popular summer day camp for children ages 5-14 is designed to nurture the seeds of earth stewardship by connecting children to our food system, environment, and to one another. Farm in the Garden Camp provides time, space, and guidance for children engage in purposeful play while caring for the plants and animals that sustain us and making good use of the harvest. Farm Campers will make cheese, collect eggs, bake quiches from scratch, press fresh cider, shear sheep, and care for goats and other livestock among many other hands-on, exciting farm and garden activities.
Berkshire Botanical Garden offers age and grade-appropriate programming for schools, homeschoolers, youth organizations, preschoolers, and daycare centers. BBG programs cultivate scientific discovery through inquiry-based instruction and memorable hands-on activities that allow students to draw upon prior knowledge and extend learning into new areas.