This past weekend, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix opened an exciting new exhibit – The Children’s Garden. Kids of all ages are able to experience the joys of nature in an accessible, hands-on way.
The exhibit itself is designed in an immersive way, starting with the design of the grounds with seven different planting beds forming the central garden arranged to resemble a leaf. And another wheelchair-accessible bed that is in a similar organic shape. An interactive water pump allows kids to help irrigate the gardens and grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit trees.
Parents and caregivers can bring children through on their own, or in a guided experience with a program facilitator. Children will ‘feel the dirt in their hands and the trickle of water on their toes while interacting with the garden components.’ The exhibit hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.