Garden Explorers is a program designed for children ages 3-5 years old, but all ages are welcome. Children and their guardian(s) will learn something about nature and then have a chance to explore the Garden after the program. Garden Explorers typically lasts one hour and guests are encouraged to arrive at 8:45am to reserve a seat. Storytime books are selected and provided by Rockford Public Library.
2017 Garden Explorer Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10
July 6 -Bats in the Night Learn fascinating facts about bats! Discover the different types of bats and listen to some of their "calls." Each child will take home and origami bat.
Storytime reader: Austin Love
Program: Barbara Williams, Nature Expert
Directions: Anderson Japanese Gardens - 318 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on Business 20 to IL 251 (N. 2nd St.). Turn right (north) on IL 251 to Spring Creek Rd. Exit on Spring Creek Rd. and move to left lane to turn left into gardens.