Storytime and Activities Featuring A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers instilled in his young viewers the values of kindness, self-awareness, and self-esteem. But most of all, he taught children that they are loved, just as they are. Join us for this special Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only).

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Noses

Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a coupon for a $2 off a grande Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte (Café stores only).

Storytime and Activities Featuring Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla

Elbow Grease is back to face off against Motozilla, but it’s going to take teamwork from his four big brothers. Join us for this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself. Activities to follow, plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only).

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Zoo

Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a coupon for a $2 off a grande Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte (Café stores only).

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Dinosaur Dance

Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Café stores only).

Storytime and Activities Featuring How I Met My Monster

Ethan is sure his parents are playing a prank on him when he finds a note under his bed calling for a monster meeting. Soon, five colorful monsters are competing to become his favorite, but which one can win his affection by making him fall asleep the fastest? Activities to follow, plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only).

Demigod Day

Calling all Rick Riordan fans! Celebrate your favorite book series with activities featuring a scavenger hunt, a secret code postcard, and more! Plus, get a giveaway poster (while supplies last), and a coupon from our Café for a $4 Flatbread with any Café purchase (Café stores only).

Fire Plane Workshop

Save the day during Fire & Safety Month and let your imagination soar as you build a fire plane. With a little help, you can learn to use a screwdriver to connect everything you’ll need to become airborne. You’ll be able to attach the wings, landing gear, adjust the tail fin, decorate the propellers with stickers and be ready to fly. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Monarch Madness

– Learn about one of the planet’s coolest flying bugs – Monarch butterflies!

From 1:30-2:00, Phyllis Simon and husband Bruce Taggart, who live in northern Orange County and have their own monarch raising operation, will lead a multi-media presentation in Meeting Room B.

From 2:00-3:00, we’ve got a whole host of caterpillar and butterfly crafts and activities for kids. We’ll draw, build, and learn. It’ll be great.

From3:00-3:30, Aerialist Amanda Finch will perform on the Terrace (in a butterfly outfit!).

We’ll also have activities and more details on how you can get involved in citizen science projects that report sightings of adults, eggs, captive-reared, and wild butterflies.

If we’re reeeeeeealy lucky, we might also have a surprise or two.

Forest Theatre 100th Anniversary Celebration: Past, Present, and Future

Join us to commemorate 100 years of the Koch Memorial Forest Theatre on Sunday, October 6 from 2-4pm. Enjoy performances paying tribute to the legacy of the theatre and participate in the conversation about the theatre’s future.

Performers include PlayMakers Repertory Company, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, and more!

Friendly tip: You might want to bring a blanket or pillow to sit on to make your time more comfortable!

For more information, contact the North Carolina Botanical Garden at 919-962-0522 or ncbg@unc.edu.