Upcoming Events

Education Program
Brown Bag: Nature at Noon – You Gotta Nourish to Flourish: A Plant’s Role in Nutrition

Thursday, December 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and learn about the complex ways plants are processed into food and feed. Join us every month for topics ranging from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decorating, and more. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.
No registration is required.

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

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, December 13, 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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Events
Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours

December 13, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between November 29 through January 3rd for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky. The Gift Shop will offer at least 30% off all regularly priced merchandise! Deals as good as this don't happen often in the Gift Shop, so take advantage of it while you can.

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

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Youth & Family
Butterfly Blizzard

Saturday, December 15 anytime between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.

Come in from the cold to experience a different kind of blizzard – a butterfly blizzard in Reiman Gardens’ Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to release your very own butterfly, just-emerged from its chrysalis, and waiting in a container for its first flight in the Butterfly Wing. An amazing nature moment for young and old alike! While here, partake in fun, themed crafts and sip hot cocoa.

Participants must preregister with prepayment by December 7 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (80 butterflies)!

Price does not include admission to the Gardens.  

$5 - 1 Butterfly
$8 - 2 Butterflies
$12 - 3 Butterflies
$3 - FOR EACH additional Butterfly

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design: Table Runners with Holiday Greens

Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Create a long and low running arrangement for your holiday table with fresh winter greens and berries. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

$40 Members
$50 General Public
$34 ISU Students

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Adult
Crafty Cocktail Night: Last-Minute Marbling

Thursday, December 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Swirl enamel into captivating patterns to marble two glass ball ornaments for decoration or gifts. You are also welcome to bring an additional mug or bowl to marble as well! This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself.

Must be 21+ to attend. Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday before each program.

PICK 4:
$40 Members, ISU Students
$50 General Public
CLASS:
$12 Members & ISU Students
$16 General Public

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Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours

December 20, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between November 29 through January 3rd for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky. The Gift Shop will offer at least 30% off all regularly priced merchandise! Deals as good as this don't happen often in the Gift Shop, so take advantage of it while you can.

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

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Youth & Family
Family Winter Solstice Pajama Party

Friday, December 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wear your fuzziest PJs, and bring a snuggly blanket with your winter gear for this fun family event inside and outside at the Gardens! YULE learn all about the winter solstice, sip a warm winter drink while we read a few stories, do some crafting, and groove to some seasonal tunes to prepare for the longest night of the year.
Activities are designed for kids up to age 5, but all are welcome! Adult supervision required. Preregistration with prepayment is highly encouraged by Wednesday, December 19.

$3 Member, ISU Student Youth
$7 General Public Youth
Accompanying adults are free with admission.

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, December 27, 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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Events
Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 27, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between November 29 through January 3rd for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky. The Gift Shop will offer clearance rates on Christmas merchandise!

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

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