Upcoming Events

Gardening & Insects
Registration full.
Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Lab

Wednesday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

See the entomology laboratory, view frozen specimens and our collection of wings, along with other nuggets most people (including staff) never see. This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens.
Register early - this one fills fast!

Free for Members & Volunteers
$10 for the General Public (includes admission)

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Youth & Family
Black Friday Family Tour

Friday, November 23, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Looking for something fun and educational for your family to do the day after Thanksgiving? Follow trained docents as they show you caterpillars, chrysalides and cocoons, and hundreds of native and tropical butterflies. Do all of this while learning about plant and insect interactions, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Reiman Railroad in the tropical Conservatory. If it’s nice, we may even go outside!
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, November 21. Appropriate for ages 6+ with adults.

$7 Members & ISU Students
$12 General Public

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ISU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sales

Support the Iowa State University Forestry Club by purchasing your Christmas tree through them. Proceeds go towards club activities and student development.

SCHEDULE:
November 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Kildee Pavilion (because of the home football game)
November 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
November 29, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
November 30, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Kildee Pavilion (because of the home football game)
December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 6, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 7, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot

Click here to find out more about the Forestry Club.

No registration required.

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Museum Store Sunday in the Gardens Gift Shop

November 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Reiman Gardens Gift Shop will participate in Museum Store Sunday this year joining the almost 900 Museum Stores representing all fifty states. Museum Store Sunday will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Find out more about Museum Store Sunday here.

The Gift Shop at Reiman Gardens plans to make this day extraordinary by filling it with sales, deals and fun! Get 30% off all regularly priced merchandise! The Gift Shop will offer a free gift with purchase. Get a beautiful coffee mug free with a minimum purchase of $30 after discounts. Limit one per customer.

All your purchases go back to benefit the Gardens. Admission is always free to visit the Gift Shop and members receive 10% off daily.

Click here to learn more about the Gift Shop.

 

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Wreath-Making Workshop

Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Another session is Thursday, November 29, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Learn how to assemble a holiday wreath with Reiman Gardens' Assistant Director, Aaron Steil. Aaron will guide you through the steps to use evergreens, specialty greens, and other materials to create your own seasonal decoration for your home – all for the price of buying one in the store! All materials included.
Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, November 26.

$48 Members
$60 General Public
$40.80 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
Registration full.
Black Light Butterfly Roosting

Thursday, November 29, 4:35 – 5:45 p.m.

Join Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator, for a special back light butterfly show. Learn the science behind the way many butterfly patterns fluoresce when exposed to UV light, and view them in a new way as they clump together and begin roosting for the night.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, November 24 - register early: this program fills fast!

Free for Butterfly Wing Docents, Volunteers
$12 Members, ISU Students
$15 General Public

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, November 29, 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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ISU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sales

Support the Iowa State University Forestry Club by purchasing your Christmas tree through them. Proceeds go towards club activities and student development.

SCHEDULE:
November 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Kildee Pavilion (because of the home football game)
November 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
November 29, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
November 30, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Kildee Pavilion (because of the home football game)
December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 6, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 7, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot
December 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens' maintenance lot

Click here to find out more about the Forestry Club.

No registration required.

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Revise, Rewrite, and Rework

3-week program beginning Thursday, November 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Move through a piece of your own writing with a group of other writers in an intensive short course taught by award-winning poet and author, Dennis Maulsby. Bring a work-in-progress (two pages of single-spaced poetry or four spaces of double-spaced prose) to the first session. Reworking the early drafts is the time where everything is made more vivid, more coherent, and more powerful. Revise with input from the class, and enrich the writing with tension, specifics, action, sensory description, and more editing.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, November 27.

$36 Members
$45 General Public
$30.60 ISU Students

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Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours

November 29, 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 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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