Make Fairchild your destination on select Thursday Nights from January through March 2017. Each evening is designed to help you relax and enjoy the beauty of Fairchild after-hours in all its splendor.
From narrated tram tours that focus on the wonder of our night-blooming plants to lectures by renowned invited guests, star gazing with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society at the Bailey Palm Glade to sunset yoga and more! There's something for everyone, so make Fairchild your have-to fun on Thursday Nights. It's perfect for date night, fun with family and friends and with your kids!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
- Tram tours at 6:00 p.m. (narrated), 7:00 p.m. (silent) and 8:00 p.m. (silent)
- Lecture at the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center
- Yoga presented by Rina Yoga in the Arts Center Courtyard at 7:30 p.m.
- Stargazing with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society in the Bailey Palm Glade
- The Shop at Fairchild will be open
Don't miss this month's featured lecture!
Presented by Dr. Noris Ledesma, Ph.D., Curator of Tropical Fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden:
"Collecting and Development of Mangifera Species [Wild Mangos] in Florida"
Dr. Ledesma will regale audiences with tales of the 30 years' search for the perfect mango and the impact and history of the fruit on Florida. She will described how has been developing a new generation of mangos at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden using interspecific hybrids of Mangifera indica and related species. Mango trees of different species (one each of Mangifera indica and M. spp.) have been caged before bloom initiation and remained caged throughout bloom. The presentation will end with a question and answer session.
Fairchild Members: $12; Member Seniors (age 65 and up): $10; Member Children (ages 6-17): $6, free for children 5 and younger; Non-member Adults: $25; Non-member Seniors (age 65 and up): $18; Non-member Children (ages 6-17): $12, free for children 5 and younger
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