Hershey Children’s Garden

Help your child disconnect from technology and discover the wonders of nature.

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Children can become immersed in hands-on activities like:

  • Searching for fish, frogs and turtles in the pond*
  • Learning about veggie and herb gardens
  • Exploring and playing in nature’s playground
  • Creating in our sandbox 
  • Learning how to care for plants with our water pump

The Hershey Children’s Garden was one of the first of its kind in the country when it opened in 1999, and it still serves as a model for children’s gardens around the world.

Please note that the Hershey Children’s Garden is undergoing construction through summer 2024. We will still have daily activities, but some areas may be blocked off during this time, including the treehouse. Thank you for your understanding.

Summer Activities Schedule:

All programs are weather dependent.

Tuesday

Sun Salutations 10:30am
Story Time 11:00am
Pond Life Exploration 3:00pm

Wednesday

Sun Salutations 10:30am
Art in the Garden 11:00am
Bug Exploration 2:30pm

Thursday

Sun Salutations 10:30am
Story Time 11:00am
Pond Life Exploration 3:00pm

Friday

Sun Salutations 10:30am
Art in the Garden 11:00am
Bug Exploration 2:30pm

Saturday

Sun Salutations 10:30am
Turtle Time 3:00pm

Sunday

Sun Salutations 12:30pm
Turtle Time 3:00pm

For your safety:

  • We may limit the number of visitors inside this garden at one time
  • Parents assume the risk associated with touching play surfaces and children congregating

Adults are responsible to actively supervise children in their care.

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