GROWing Together

Family Programs

Welcome!

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, GROW offers hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. For this season, Seedlings and Little Sprouts are back in the Garden, and don’t forget about Bella’s Book & Nature Club and Bella’s Saturday Story Time at BRIT. We are also offering Family Exploration Saturdays! Come and GROW with us!

Online registration will be undergoing maintenance during the week of December 30 through January 5th. During this time, please email rlincoln@brit.org to be registered. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Email rlincoln@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Point of Contact

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

Welcome!

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, GROW offers hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. For this season, Seedlings and Little Sprouts are back in the Garden, and don’t forget about Bella’s Book & Nature Club and Bella’s Saturday Story Time at BRIT. We are also offering Family Exploration Saturdays! Come and GROW with us!

Online registration will be undergoing maintenance during the week of December 30 through January 5th. During this time, please email rlincoln@brit.org to be registered. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Email rlincoln@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Current Events

Baby Day

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Baby Day

 

At this FREE event, Baby Day will host specialized activities that promote bonding and delight and foster early brain development at locations across the state of Texas for families and caretakers with very young children.

Baby Day activities are tailored for infants and toddlers from ages 0-3 and range from infant yoga to music classes to dancing, curated art, story time and more.

Baby Day is the only statewide celebration of the first three years of life, a day acknowledging and celebrating this incredible period!

  • Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107)
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Date: February 15, 2020
  • Price: FREE!

Please follow this link to see the event schedule and register.  

Contact rlincoln@brit.org with any questions or concerns. 

Upcoming Events

Bella's Saturday Storytime

First Saturday of the Month

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Children ages 18 months to 6 years and their families join Bella the Begonia for story time and self-guided activities on BRIT’s First Saturday events. After story time, join Bella in the Tree House for nature explorations! This month we will be reading "and then it's spring" by Julie Fogliano!book

  • Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107)
  • Parking: BRIT Parking Lot (Free)
  • Age: Catered to ages 18 months to 6 years, all ages welcome
  • Price: Free to the public!
  • No registration required. Check-in with a GROW teammate upon arrival. 

*No programs in July, December, & January*

Bella's Book & Nature Club

First Wednesday of the Month

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Join Bella for this recurring Family Nature Club! Families enjoy story time and nature based explorations in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Participants in Bella’s Book and Nature Club will create take-home projects, as well as contribute to ongoing experiments in the Tree House Classroom. Parents will receive family friendly extensions to continue the fun and learning at home.This month we will be reading "and then it's spring" by Julie Fogliano!Book

  • Location: BRIT (1700 University Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76107)
  • Parking: BRIT Parking Lot (Free)
  • Age: Catered to 18 months to 6 years, all ages welcome
  • Price: $10/Family & Free for GROW members
  • Register in advance. 

Click here to register!

*No programs in July, December, & January*

Nature Yoga & Story Time

Second Tuesday of the Month

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BRIT is partnering with Nanda Yoga, the children's yoga community of Fort Worth, to provide Storytime Yoga once a month. Your child will learn calmness, breathing, and mindfulness, while developing strength, flexibility, and focus. Storytime Yoga provides a space where children can experience integrated learning.

Your child is given the opportunity to explore and challenge their bodies, expand and connect physical movements to themes and stories, and increase their vocabulary which allows them to better express themselves both physically and emotionally. Storytime yoga is a great way to connect with your child and enjoy some mindful moments!

Join us for February's FREE preview session!

  • Price: $10/member family & $15/non-member family
  • Park: BRIT Parking Lot
  • Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)
  • Register in advance.

Click here to register!

Little Sprouts Saturday Storytime

Third Saturday of the Month

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Explore the outdoors with your children ages 18 months to 6 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Spend your morning outside in the Backyard Veggie Garden as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! Hope to see you there!

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Tram Drop-Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Age: Catered to children 18 months to 6 years old
  • Price: FREE! (Includes garden admission)
  • No Registration Required. Check-in with a GROW teammate upon arrival. 

Free (including garden admission) for all children under 6 years old and accompanying caregivers (limit 2 adults). Regular admissions rates apply to all additional individuals.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program at the Backyard Veggie Garden! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, & January.*

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club

Third Tuesday of the Month

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Explore the outdoors with your children ages 18 months to 6 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Spend your morning outside in the Backyard Veggie Garden as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! Hope to see you there!

Book and Garden Club families receive a Nature Box to collect treasures in along with extension activities to continue the learning at home. 

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Tram Drop-Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Age: Catered to children 18 months to 6 years old
  • Price: $10/ Non-Member Families, FREE for GROW members!
  • Register in advance. 

Click here to register!

Free (including garden admission) for all children under 6 years old and accompanying caregivers (limit 2 adults). Regular admissions rates apply to all additional individuals.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program at the Backyard Veggie Garden! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, & January.*

GROW Family Hike

Second and Fourth Saturdays

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Come join GROW Girl for a fun, hands-on family hike every second and fourth Saturday of the month! Each family receives a botanist backpack to use during their hike filled with scientific tools. Work together to complete activities while GROW Girl guides you through a different part of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden each month! This program lasts for 1 hour and each hike is about a ½ mile long. There will be tons to discover so come and GROW with us! This location is ADA accessible. You do not need to register for this event. 

  • Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Dates: March 14 & March 28
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (Free)
  • Pricing: Free to the public! (includes garden admission)
  • No registration required. Check-in with a GROW teammate upon arrival.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*

Exploration Stations

Second and Fourth Saturdays

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Explore the Texas Native Forest Boardwalk to learn about the Garden and enjoy science-based activities that are fun for the whole family. Themes and topics change monthly. 

  • Time: 1 PM - 2 PM
  • Dates: March 14 & March 28
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (Free)
  • Location: Texas Native Forest Boardwalk
  • Pricing: Free to the public! (includes garden admission)
  • No registration required. Check-in with a GROW teammate upon arrival.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. The Texas Native Forest Boardwalk is a quick walk from the Garden Center. Please refer to #11 on this map for further directions. 

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*

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