Just for Kids
The Children’s Nature & Sensory Trail provides an outdoor activities for children ages 6 and above. Located near the Enchanted Storybook Forest, the Trail features interactive stations to explore nature by using four of their five senses, (no tasting involved). In the spring of 2015, with support from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, additional activities will be added to the Trail and as a part of the expansion, Brookgreen has created a new Nature Club for Families.
Young visitors enjoy the Children’s Discovery Room (12 - 4:30 p.m.) which features seven interactive stations that reflect Brookgreen’s nature, art, and history.
At the Welcome Center, pick up a Brookgreen Detectives booklet. It gives kids an educational adventure where they can investigate, explore, and enjoy art while following clues, making observations, sketching drawings, and even playing word games. When completed, they turn in the booklet and receive a Brookgreen Detectives sticker and prize!
Kids' love the daily animal programs, Mother Nature's Cafe, when the zoo animals are fed a snack and Meet the Animals, when they are introduced to native turtles, opossums, snakes, and more! Both are FREE with garden admission.
A 'Children's Garden' that stirs young imaginations with displays of plants and sculpture. There are wooded nooks to hide in, things to climb on, and sculptural animals to marvel at. There is even an elevated place for parents to sit and watch the magic of children learning as they play.
Butterfly House Open Daily April -October
Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where you can observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.
Enchanted Storybook Forest
Younger guests enter the magical world of the Enchanted Storybook Forest, a collection of storybook playhouses created by local builders, architects and organizations. Each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and will encourage reading and interaction with the natural world. Special programs, classes, and activities will occur throughout the season and include storytelling under the trees, book sharing, arts and crafts and lessons on nature. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
Here's a quick video of kids at the gardens!