At Longue Vue, we believe in sparking curiosity and inspiring passion for the natural world through accessible programming that fosters interdisciplinary exploration and creative inquiry. In our children’s Discovery Garden, kids can explore the Herb Maze for textures and smells, search for worms in the Worm Dig or rake build their own garden in the Design Garden. Learn about reptiles with a visit to our resident turtles, observe the food we eat growing in the Vegetable Garden or relax with a book under the shade of the bamboo in the Secret Garden. Whether it’s a field trip, Girl Scout program, day camp or toddler activity – Longue Vue is a safe and unique place for learners of all ages to unwind, explore and grow.
Visit our website at www.longuevue.com/kids-programs/ to learn more!
Upcoming Spring Programs for Kids at Longue Vue:
March 2: Sprouts! (Theme: Mardi Gras Gardeners)
March 6: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
March 7 & 8: School’s Out Day Camp
March 13: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
March 20: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
March 30: Sprouts! (Theme: Spring Has Sprung!)
April 6: Easter Egg Hunt (ticketing limited, visit our website event calendar to register)
April 7: Sprouts! (Theme: Insect Investigation. *This session held on Sunday instead of Saturday due to Easter Egg Hunt)
April 19: School’s Out Day Camp
April 22: School’s Out Day Camp
April 27: Sprouts! (Theme: Earth Day Celebration)
May 4: Sprouts! (Theme: Growing Food)
May 8: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
May 9: Toddler Time in the Garden
May 15: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
May 16: Toddler Time in the Garden
May 22: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
May 23: Toddler Time in the Garden
May 29: Young Audiences – Baby Artsplay!™
May 30: Toddler Time in the Garden
May 25: Sprouts! (Theme: Look to the Sky!)
June-August: Summer Camp
Spark a curiosity for nature in your kids as they play, learn and grow in the Discovery Garden at Longue Vue. With activities like seed planting, arts & crafts, microscope observation and storytime, Sprouts is for kids of all ages to explore the wonderful world of the garden, at their own pace. With seasonal themes and changing activities, there are always new things to discover at Sprouts. Kids of all ages welcome, though ideal for ages 18 months – 10 years. First and last Saturday of each month January-October; 9:30-10:30 am. Free for Longue Vue Members, $5 per person (child or adult) for nonmembers. Cash preferred.
School’s Out Day Camp:
School’s out! Spend one or two whole days at Longue Vue, exploring the gardens, making nature-themed art, playing games and learning about plants and insects! Ages 5-10, 9 am-3 pm with beforecare and aftercare for an additional fee, $45 per day for members and $55 per day nonmembers.
Presented by The Helis Foundation, Young Audiences Baby Artsplay!TM offers an opportunity for young children and their caregivers to enjoy an educational, yet fun-filled trip to the museum. Hosted by eight cultural institutions around the city, Baby Artsplay!TM provides engaging activities designed to instruct parents, caregivers and early childhood teachers in how to use the arts at home, school and daycare to promote early learning. Our 30-minute workshops allow children to explore, observe and investigate their world and the museum through song, dance and movement experiences. Go to www.ya4la.org/baby-arts-play.php to learn more.
Toddler Time in the Garden:
Scoot over to the Discovery Garden for our Thursday morning series, Toddler Time in the Garden! As we sing songs and read stories that promote early learning, your little one will discover the magical world of plants and insects. Afterwards, explore the rest of the gardens at Longue Vue to see birds, find insects and smell the flowers in bloom. Free for members, $5 per child (includes one adult caregiver) for non-members.
Longue Vue Summer ‘Scapes Camp inspires curiosity, encourages exploration and celebrates nature through week-long classes based on a different theme each week. Guided by enthusiastic Camp Educators and Counselors, campers make interdisciplinary connections through garden observation, arts & crafts projects, games, water play, yoga, and more. Each day is a balance of structure and freedom with project-based learning in the classroom, hands-on investigation in the Discovery Garden and peaceful relaxation under the shady oak trees.
Field trips and Girl Scout programs booked throughout the year based on availability. Visit our website to learn more!