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Summer Spin!

Finding Nemo • We’re kicking off Summer Spin with a film on East Campus Mall. Join us as we screen Pixar’s Finding Nemo, and follow along as Nemo the clownfish shows us that, like the artists on view in Drawn to Art, adversity does not mean limitation. Arrive early to find the best seat and enjoy hands-on activities before each film. Light snacks and chairs provided; blankets encouraged. Free and Family Friendly.

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Summer Spin!

Finding Nemo • We’re kicking off Summer Spin with a film on East Campus Mall. Join us as we screen Pixar’s Finding Nemo, and follow along as Nemo the clownfish shows us that, like the artists on view in Drawn to Art, adversity does not mean limitation. Arrive early to find the best seat and enjoy hands-on activities before each film. Light snacks and chairs provided; blankets encouraged. Free and Family Friendly.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: A Seed is Sleepy

Enjoy spring stories by Diana Hutts Aston in this Toddler Story and Stroll series. The topic for this class is seeds! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: An Egg is Quiet

Enjoy spring stories by Diana Hutts Aston in this Toddler Story and Stroll series. The topic for this class is eggs! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: A Rock is Lively

Enjoy spring stories by Diana Hutts Aston in this Toddler Story and Stroll series. The topic for this class is rocks! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: Stars

Explore our world through stories by Mary Lyn Ray in this fun-filled Toddler Story and Stroll series. The topic we will explore in this class– stars! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: Red Rubber Boot Day

Join us as we explore our world through reading stories by Mary Lyn Ray in this fun-filled Toddler Story and Stroll series. This class will focus on what a red rubber boot type of day looks like! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: Mud

Join us as we explore our world through reading stories by Mary Lyn Ray in this fun-filled Toddler Story and Stroll series. This class will focus on a very fun topic– mud! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Family Class: Mythical Garden Creatures

Join us for mythical garden creature fun! Learn the myth and lore of gnomes, flower fairies, and nymphs, search for signs of these mythical creatures, and make your own garden creature and small garden house to take home. All supplies provided. Grades K-5 with an adult; adult attends free.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Join us as we learn about habitats through reading stories by Kate Messner in this fun-filled Toddler Story and Stroll series. This class will focus on what we find up in the garden and down in the dirt! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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Family Class: Entomology Extravaganza

Insects are incredible organisms! Hear why from UW-Madison’s Insect Ambassadors who will share their love of all things entomological during this fun family program at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Geared for ages 3-10 years, this presentation includes fascinating facts about insects and how they survive in a world full of predators, ways that insects communicate with one another, basic insect anatomy, metamorphosis, and, of course, live insects! Participants will get to observe preserved and live insects up close, talk to entomologists, and receive materials for a take-home project. Ages 3-10 years with an adult; adult attends free. Limit two adults per child.

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Toddler Story & Strolls: Over and Under The Pond

Join us as we learn about habitats through reading stories by Kate Messner in this fun-filled Toddler Story and Stroll series. This class will focus on what we find over and under the pond! Toddler Story and Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-4 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory, and theme-related activities. Sign up for one class or an entire series.

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