The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden will “spring” into another season of activities when it reopens March 30-31. Children can explore the great outdoors and have a Missouri adventure as they experience the garden’s waterfall, steamboat, cave, rope bridges, tree house and more!

Opening weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids can spin a wheel as they enter the children’s garden for a chance to win a prize. They also can make a packet of native seeds to grow native Missouri plants at home, learn more about the plants we eat in the edible garden and pot a plant to grow their own own cabbage, spinach and lettuce at home.

Live birds from the World Bird Sanctuary will visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Finn, the children’s garden friendly frog mascot, will roam the garden and greet visitors at 11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

The children’s garden was selected as “Best Outdoor Attraction for Kids” by St. Louis Magazine in 2012. It is open daily from March 30 to Oct. 31.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.

For general information, people can visit or call 1‑800‑642‑8842.