Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF), a program for children and families, consists of themed activities ensuring that kids receive as broad a botanical learning experience as possible. The program takes place at The Learning Garden and is instructed by Fairchild staff and trained volunteers. Children have the option of rotating through various stations where they can work with crafts, play science-themed games, complete fun and educational worksheets, participate in planting activities, and more.
LEAF is free for Fairchild Members and is included with Garden admission. Registration is not required. It is open for children of all ages, but parents/guardians must accompany children at all times.
When: Offered the second and fourth weekend, Saturdays and Sundays, September through May (except during Festivals).
Where: At The Learning Garden
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please note that activities are subject to change. Please check at the information desk upon arrival.
Children's tram tours will also be offered in conjunction with the LEAF program at 10:15 a.m. on the dates below.
February 13 and 14: Pollination
February 27 and 28: Wood
March 26 and 27: Five Senses
April 23 and 24: Earth Day weekend
May 14 and 15: The Peter Pan dispersal theory
May 28 and 29: Summer Gardens
We encourage you to view the LEAF curriculum to see what your kids will be doing during their LEAF experience.
You can also print out our LEAF Explorer's Guide coloring book. Be sure to bring it with you when you visit!
Interested in creating an edible garden at home? Download our Edible Garden Guide for garden design ideas and recipes. Be sure to also to learn when to plant in South Florida.