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exploratorium

The Botanic Garden of Smith College’s Exploratorium: An Interactive Exhibit for Kids aimed to foster curiosity for and connection to the natural world through storytelling, play and exploration. Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the gardens on a story stroll, explore natural objects through the interactive exhibit in the Church Gallery space, and have fun reading and sharing stories about habitat, home, a sense of place and family. 

The exhibit was designed by our Botanic Garden Student Educators, and was created as a way to invite children into the botanic garden through play and exploration. It’s anchored on five story books, and hosts a number of activities launched off of those books such as scavenger hunts, exploring scents, and an invitation to touch materials from our gardens. 

Exhibit dates: June 20th, 2023 through August 4th, 2023. 

Learn more on the exhibit website.