Upcoming Events

Events
Spirits in the Gardens

Spirits in the Gardens hours (see below for schedule)
Saturday, October 19, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Gardens will close from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. both days to prepare.

SEE 1,000 INCREDIBLY DETAILED, CARVED LIT PUMPKINS AT THE JACK-O-LANTERN WALK!

Wear your favorite costume and come trick-or-treat at Reiman Gardens. Additional activities include: Meet-A-Scientist, a professional magician, dancing to Thriller and more. Stay into the evening to view 1,000 hand-carved Jack-O-Lanterns lit against the night sky.

***Online advanced tickets on sale October 1 through 17 for $1 off admission!***

Advance ticket prices:

$3 Members and ISU students

$5 General public

Door ticket prices:

$4 Members and ISU students

$6 General public

Kids under 2 are free.

No refunds. General admission passes, coupons, and Adventure Passes not accepted. Takes place rain or shine.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday:
4:00 to 7:00 – Trick-or-treat
4:00 to 7:00 – Dance to Thriller, see a professional magician and more
7:00 to 10:00 – Jack-O-Lantern Walk
10:00 – Last entry
10:30 – Jack-O-Lantern lights off

Sunday:
4:00 to 7:00 – Trick-or-treat
4:00 to 7:00 – Dance to Thriller, see a professional magician and more
7:00 to 9:00 – Jack-O-Lantern Walk
9:00 – Last entry
9:30 – Jack-O-Lantern lights off

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, October 24, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, October 31, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us this weekly winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Botanical Inks and Paints

Saturday, November 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Add a new dimension to writing, drawing, or painting by exploring handmade botanical inks. We will use a variety of botanical materials to create plant-based inks and fresh plant-made paints. See the artistic potential of flowers, weeds, and berries with fresh eyes! No art skills needed, just a desire to play and have fun. You'll take home some freshly made plant-based art supplies.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, October 31.

$52 Members
$65 General Public
$42 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
Home Gardening Series: Putting the Garden to Bed

Tuesday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

As winter approaches, many gardeners begin preparations for the cold season to give their garden the best start in spring. Learn more about the tasks that should be on your list for the autumn – the things to do and the things that can (and should) wait until spring. These tips and advice will get your garden ready for a cold Midwestern winter.
Preregistration with prepayment is encouraged by Sunday, November 3.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, November 7, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Gardening & Insects
Fall Pruning Workshop

Thursday, November 7, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Join Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturists Sharon Rink and Kara Hetrick for an informative and hands-on workshop designed to familiarize you with all the W’s of autumn pruning! Learn what, when, where, how, and why to prune, and put your knowledge to practice outside in the Gardens! Please bring a pair of gardening gloves (preferably leather), and dress to work outdoors!
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, November 5.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Events
Veteran’s Day

November 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In honor of their service, all active duty military and veterans are admitted free to Reiman Gardens on Veteran’s Day.

No preregistration required.

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Education Program
Brown Bag: Nature at Noon – DIY Holiday Decorating

Thursday, November 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch to the Gardens for a fun and wacky demonstration of do-it-yourself holiday decorating with Floral Design instructor / State Fair Master Floral Show Judge Sandy Gossman, and Reiman Gardens’ Education Manager Sara Merritt. Join us each month and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2019 theme, Toys & Games. Regional professionals and lecturers present on a wide range of topics.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, November 14, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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