(May 29, 2008) - Passport to Plants, the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ newest exhibit, explores the unique plants and people of six countries from around the world.
In conjunction with Passport to Plants, the Gardens will offer a brand new education opportunity, the Saturday Story Series. The Saturday Story Series will introduce children to the different plants, animals and people that call the planet home with a specially selected reading and fun craft.
“The Saturday Story Series is an exciting and interactiveglimpse into the literary and artistic cultures of the world,” said Jackie Mania, Education Coordinator at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. “What better way to experience the richness of each culture than to share in its treasured stories and art.”
The Saturday Story Series is held at 1 p.m. and is free with paid admission to the Crystal Bridge. It is recommended for children ages four and older. Dates for the series are:
June 14 – The Paper Crane, by Molly Bang
July 12 – Galimoto, by Karen Lynn Williams
August 9 – Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, by Verna Aardema
September 13 – Papagayo: The Mischief Maker, by Gerald McDermott
November 8 – Rechenka’s Eggs, by Patricia Polacco
December 13 – Our Big Home, by Linda Glaser
Passport to Plants runs June 6 through November 27.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is located at Reno and Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. Crystal Bridge hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $3 for children 4 to 12. Admission to the outdoor grounds is free. Call 297-3995 for information or visit www.myriadgardens.com.