Upcoming Events

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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Members-Only RG Express Holiday Train Party

Friday, November 22, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us in welcoming back the RG Express holiday train! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for this event. Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be served during this family-friendly evening reception. Come see the miniature train, bridges and ISU buildings along with the debut of our brand new building, the Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing. Find out more about the RG Express holiday train.

An RSVP is REQUIRED to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, November 15 at 12:00PM to the Membership Coordinator at rgmembership@iastate.edu or 515.294.3755.

 

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Gift Shop Holiday Open House

Saturday - Monday, November 23 - 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Start your holiday shopping at the Reiman Gardens Gift Shop’s Holiday Open House with 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. You'll find something for everyone on your list. You can't go wrong at the Gift Shop, and all your purchases go back to benefit the Gardens. It's a win-win!

Admission is always free to visit the Gift Shop and members receive 10% off daily.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 IS A HOME FOOTBALL GAME DAY, SO VISITORS WON'T HAVE ACCESS TO OUR PARKING LOT.

Click here to learn more about the Gift Shop.

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Opening Weekend of the RG Express Holiday Railroad

November 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening weekend of the RG Express holiday railroad.

There is a brand new scaled building this year! It is the Butterfly Wing from Reiman Gardens!

Trains have come to the Gardens from November 23 through January 4! Visitors young and old will be enchanted by this custom-built garden-scale train. This unbelievably detailed “g-scale” (often called “garden scale”) display was created by Applied Imagination, an internationally recognized company whose train displays meld botanical design and architecture. Walk past, around, and under miniature buildings and bridges historically significant to Iowa State University and local history, rendered with clever use of natural materials and accented with a spectacular waterfall.

Find out more about the RG Express holiday train.

No preregistration required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

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ISU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sales

In the Reiman Gardens’ S1 parking lot near the Maintenance Building

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

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 6, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

December 1, 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!

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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Extended Holiday Hours

December 5, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

MEMBERS GET FREE ADMISSION AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC PAYS HALF-PRICE ADMISSION!

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between December 5 through January 2 for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the RG Express indoor holiday train display. This is also a great opportunity 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.

Find out more about the RG Express holiday train.

Admission is free for members, and half-price for the general public after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays include December 5, 12, 19, 26, and January 2. No preregistration required.

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ISU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sales

In the Reiman Gardens’ S1 parking lot near the Maintenance Building

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

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 6, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Click here to find out more about the Forestry Club. No registration required.

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Registration full.
Butterfly Blizzard (register for total # of butterflies below)

Saturday, December 7 anytime between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.
There is another opportunity for Butterfly Blizzard on December 21.

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 2 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (80 butterflies)!

Price does not include admission to the Gardens.

$5 - 1 Butterfly
$9 - 2 Butterflies
$13 - 3 Butterflies
$3 FOR EACH additional Butterfly

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Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

December 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
in the Garden Room

Open to all Reiman Gardens’ volunteers to show our appreciation and say thank you to all those who volunteer and help make Reiman Gardens a beautiful place to visit and work!

Please RSVP to the Volunteer Coordinator at 515-294-8225 or rgvolunteer@iastate.edu if you are able to join us.

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