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Upcoming W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Events

Sunday, June 9

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. This mon... More

Wednesday, June 19

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Redwoods by Jason Chin Science: Paleobotany Art: Gingko Leaf Design Suggested donation: $3 W.W. Seymour... More

Wednesday, June 26

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: How the Dinosaur got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland Science: Fossils Art: Fossil Rubbing Suggested donat... More

Wednesday, July 3

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: The Barenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone by Stan & Jan Barenstain Science: Dinosaur Bones Art: ... More

Wednesday, July 10

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Danny and the Dinosaur Mind Their Manners by Syd Hoff Social Theme: Manners and Etiquette Art: Dinosaur Thank... More

Sunday, July 14

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

This month's concert features Kareem Kandi. Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye toward... More

Wednesday, July 17

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Dining with Dinosaurs: A Tasty Guide to Mesozoic Munching by Hannah Bonner Science: Prehistoric Plants Art: S... More

Saturday, July 20

Dig It: Visit with the Burke Museum

10:00 am

Get up close and personal with specimens, objects and artifacts that represent different areas of the Burke Museum's collections. Interpreted by Burke educators, these interactive exhibits encourage object-based, hands-on learning. This ... More

Wednesday, July 24

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: How to Grow A Dinosaur by Jill Esbaum Science: Natural History Museums Art: Handosaurus Suggested donation... More

Friday, August 9

Shakespeare in the Park

7:00 pm

Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Wright Park for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night.” The show starts at 7 p.m. and arrives in Tacoma courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Co.’s Wo... More

Sunday, August 11

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. This mon... More

Sunday, September 8

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. This mon... More

Wednesday, October 9

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White Science: The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons Art: Pumpkin Bookmark Suggested... More

Sunday, October 13

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. Mos... More

Sunday, November 10

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. This mon... More

Wednesday, November 13

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert Science: Corn is Maize by Aliki Art: Paper Mosaic Suggested donation: $3... More

Saturday, December 7

Santa Visits the Conservatory

10:00 am

Join us for this much anticipated visit from Santa and his reindeer friends. Cookies, crafts and and jolly good times will be provided. Memorialize the holidays in the beauty of the Conservatory with a professional photograph with Santa (separa... More

Sunday, December 8

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. Mos... More

Wednesday, December 11

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: The Little Fir Trees by Margaret Wise Brown Science: Evergreens Art: Evergreen Bouquet Suggested donation:... More

Saturday, December 14

Victorian Holiday Festival

10:00 am

Frolic and folly at our annual Victorian Holiday Festival honoring Tacoma's historic Victorian-styled Conservatory. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful costumes. Enjoy live music, crafts and delightful refreshments. $3 sugg... More

Wednesday, February 12

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Bears and Blossoms byShirley Parenteau Science: The Reason for a Flower Art: Cherry Blossom Picture Sugges... More

Wednesday, March 11

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall Science: Clouds Art: Cloud Pictures Suggested donation: $3 ... More

Wednesday, May 13

Story Hour

11:00 am

Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants with Bonnie Beaudoin through short stories, craft and science projects. Book: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Science: Wildflowers Art: Sponge Painted With Lupine Pictures Suggested do... More