A Week of Ways to Celebrate Mom

A Week of Ways to Celebrate Mom

Celebrate moms all week at Fairchild!

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:30 AM to Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:30 PM

For this year's Mother's Day, we've planned an ENTIRE WEEK of ways for you to show mom, grandmas, aunts and special women in your life how important they are to you.

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Sunday, May 7
Morning Yoga with Mom
10:00 a.m. – Overlook

Bring your own mat and your children to yoga in the Garden. Classes are taught by YOMU instructor Mayte Machin. This unique program will combine the beauty of yoga, meditation techniques, breathing and mindfulness. During the class, we explore poses, games and rhythm to enhance attention, kindness, peaceful emotions, focus, body awareness, communication and trust. Come ready to play, dance and sing. All children will receive garden stickers to enjoy.

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Monday, May 8
Ride the Tram with Mom
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Every hour on the hour; departs from Tram Plaza)

Take it easy and hop on a tram for a 45-minute, relaxing and fun tour of the Garden — offered every hour. Watching the Garden go by is a wonderful way to relax with mom. You'll be pleasantly surprised how refreshing a ride through the Garden can be!

Tuesday, May 9
Complimentary Coffee for Mom
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Visitor Center Loggia

Moms need coffee! Upon entering the Garden (right outside the Visitor Center), our staff and volunteers will be eager to give you a cup of enthusiasm to help you enjoy the day.

Wednesday, May 10
Stroller Walks with Moms
10:00 a.m. – Meet at the Shop at Fairchild

Meet at the Shop at Fairchild for a walking tour led by Fairchild volunteers. Moms with children in strollers (or walking along too of course) find the Garden a great place to exercise while the kids get to take in beautiful sights and sounds they might not otherwise experience outside a botanic garden. This tour will keep them—and yourself—even more engaged!

Thursday, May 11
Mocktails for Moms
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Visitor Center Loggia

It's wonderfully warm and breezy this time of year, so a refreshing drink will surely cool you and your little ones down. The drinks are sweet, cool and non-alcoholic, so everyone can partake.

Friday, May 12 – Orchid Walk with Mommy at 12:15 p.m.
Orchid Walk with Mom
12:15 p.m. – Meet at the Cycad Circle

A volunteer will lead you on a tour of our Orchid Odyssey exhibition. Taking place mostly inside our Rainforest Exhibit, Orchid Odyssey is a rotation of ever-blooming orchids of different species and varieties. You can learn their names while marveling at their sometimes unexpected shapes and colors, and the kids can help you spot them from the ground all the way up into the trees!

Saturday, May 13
Mother’s Day Butterfly Release
11:30 a.m. – Wings of the Tropics

The Wings of the Tropics is like walking through a tropical forest with hundreds of butterflies from the New World Tropics and Tropical Asia flying everywhere you look. But today, to make being with mom even more fun, we have scheduled a special release of butterflies all at once for you to watch up close.

Sunday, May 14 – Mother’s Day
Picnic Basket with Mom at Fairchild
All Day
Bring your basket, picnic blanket and spoil mom with a delicious day at Fairchild. Pamper the special woman in your life. She deserves it.

To top things off, give her the gift of an entire Garden year-round with a special Mother's Day Gift Membership, valid through May 14!

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