Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION
 
 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2016
1-2:30 pm: Local musicians add harmonious ambiance to the Conservatory during this concert series. The soaring glass architecture provides resonant acoustics for instruments and vocals of all kinds. Musical performances range from classical to folk.
• Oct. 9 - Tim Bertsch - Harpsichord, Guitar
• Nov. 13 - The Winterlings - Wolff and Amanda - Folk
• Dec. 11 - Eugennie Jones and accompanist - Jazz Vocalist
(Contact tyras@tacomaparks.com if you are interested in performing on a future date.)

landmark conservatory storytime

Kids enjoy crafts at the Conservatory's Storytelling event.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR 2016
11 am-noon: Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project..
• Oct. 12 - Art in the Garden: Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert / Science: From Seed to Plant / Art: Plate Collage
• Nov. 9 - Patterns in Nature: Corn is Maize by Aliki /Science: Corn Facts / Art: Paper Mosaic
• Dec. 14 - Patterns in Nature: Some Snow Said Hello by Russell and Lilian Hoban / Science: Weather / Art: Pattern Picture

2017
• Feb. 8 - Textures in Nature: Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams / Science: Animal Adaptations / Art: Animal Footprint Design
• Mar. 8 - Native Art: Frog Girl by Paul Owen / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• Apr. 12 - Garden Inspired Art: The Girl with the Watering Can / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• May 10 - Nature's Colors: The Butterfly Book by Gail gibbons / Science: Life Cycle of the Butterfly / Art: Flower Petal Butterflies
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RELAX & RENEW 2016
Commune with Nature - Join us for an hour of guided meditation.9-10 am. No experience necessary, accessible to all. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Upcoming dates:
 TBA - This series will be coming back better than ever in 2017!

 UPCOMING SEASONAL EVENTS
October Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

Oct. 18-Nov. 1
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PATCH

10 am-4:30 pm; Use our fun props and snap your own photos.

Oct. 31
HALLOWEEN HURRAH!

4-7 pm: Bring the little ones for some boo-tanical activities including stories, crafts, games, treats and more!

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THIS VICTORIAN LIFE

1-2 pm: In honor of our Victorian-styled Seymour Conservatory, we welcome Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman from This Victorian Life. Sarah and Gabriel will lead us into the world of 19th century living and gardening. $3 suggested donation.
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SANTA VISITS THE CONSERVATORY

10 am-3 pm: Memorialize the holidays in the beauty of the Conservatory with a professional photograph with Santa $15. Refreshments, crafts and fun provided.
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VICTORIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

10 am-3 pm: Take part in some Victorian Holiday cheer at the Conservatory. Listen to children's stories and create a holiday themed craft. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful Victorian costumes to answer your questions and serve refreshments. $3 suggested donation. The Pacific Northwest Chamber Ensemble will be performing from 11 am-1 pm.
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COCOA & CAROLING

6-8 pm: Bring the family and enjoy a hot cocoa bar and caroling. Classical singer, Teresa Lin, will lead a holiday sing along in the magic of the Conservatory. $3 suggested donation.
   
 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays through May 28, 2016
12:30-3:30 pm

Stop by to ask a Master Gardener about your perplexing plant problems.
Washington State University Extension
 

 

GARDEN SALES DISCONTINUED IN 2014
Conservatory and greenhouse staff and resources will be focusing on Metro Parks' core mission, enhanced interpretive programs and botanical displays at the Conservatory and floral displays in Point Defiance, Wapato and Titlow Parks. Specialty plants will continue to be available in the Conservatory gift shop, where members enjoy a 10% discount on every purchase.

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