Please follow these garden manners when visiting the Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden is a child-friendly place to discover, experience, and love our world through gardening. To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, please read the following rules before entering the garden.

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The Children’s Garden visitor rules:

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult while exploring the garden.
  • Adults are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children while visiting the Children’s Garden.
  • Enjoy all garden exhibits from ground level. No climbing please.
  • Please do not pick or collect plants, animals or insects from the garden.
  • Walk, don’t run, while exploring the garden.
  • No pets.
  • No bicycles, rollerblades or skateboards.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcohol.
  • No camping or sleeping.

The Children’s Garden also asks you to follow these leave no footprint principles

Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Read the Garden Manners placard for Children’s Garden Rules.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies. Seek shelter in the Museum, Library or your vehicle if weather threatens.

Explore on Durable Surfaces

  • Please use the paths and walkways and avoid stepping into the garden beds.

Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your picnic areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.

Leave What You Find

  • Leave rocks, plants, insects, and other natural and display objects as you find them.

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Minimize Fire Impacts

  • Please do not smoke in the Children’s Garden campus.

Respect Wildlife and Insects

  • Observe wildlife insects from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals and birds. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Leave pets at home.
  • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous.
  • Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices or music.

For more information, please visit the Leave No Trace website.