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!

Click here to see our full Fall family program guide!

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!

Click here to see our full Fall family program guide!

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

Current Events

Hike with GROW Girl

Every Saturday of the Month

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Come join GROW Girl for a fun, hands-on family hike every Saturday! 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 the Backyard Veggie Garden and Compost Outpost at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this 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! 

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.*

Location: Backyard Veggie Garden

Tram Drop-off: Circle drive by the Backyard Veggie Garden

Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)

Pricing: Free to the public! (Includes garden admission)

Upcoming Events

Bella's Book & Nature Club

First Tuesday 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.

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

Location: BRIT (1700 University Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76107)

Parking: BRIT Parking Lot (Free)

Age: Catered to 18 months to 5 years, all ages welcome

$10/Family    Free for GROW members

Click here to register.

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Storytime Yoga

First Wednesday of the Month

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Nanda Yoga

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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!

$15/member family

$20/non-member family

Park: BRIT Parking Lot

Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

 

Hike with GROW Girl

Every Saturday

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Come join GROW Girl for a fun, hands-on family hike every Saturday! 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 the Trial Garden and the Cactus Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this 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! 

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.*

Location: Trial Garden & Cactus Garden

Tram Drop-off: Japanese Garden

Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)

Pricing: Free to the public! (Includes garden admission)

Bella's Saturday Story Time

First Saturday of the Month

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Children ages 18 months to 5 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 exploring the wonders of grass plants through books and play! 

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

Location: BRIT (1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107)

Parking: BRIT Parking Lot (Free)

Age: Catered to ages 18 months to 5 years, all ages welcome

Free to the public!

Seedlings

Second Wednesday of the Month

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Explore the Backyard Veggie Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Come spend your morning in the garden as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! This month we will be reading the book, “Tidy” by Emily Gravett. Follow along during story time to determine why nature doesn’t need to be quite so “tidy” See you there! 

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, & February.**

Location: Backyard Veggie Garden

Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)

Tram Drop Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Vegetable Garden

Age: Catered to children 4 to 6 years old

 

Little Sprouts

Third Tuesday of the Month

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Explore the outdoors with your children ages 18 months to 3 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Come spend your morning in the garden as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! This month we will be reading the book, “Because of An Acorn” by Lola Schaefer. Get your hands dirty as we dig our way to discover what acorns need to survive and what it takes to become a big, strong, tree over time. See you there!

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, & February.*

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 3 years old