Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION  
 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick

SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2017
1-2:30 pm / $3 suggested donation
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. $3 suggested donation.
March 11 - Steve & Kristi Nebel - Folk Singers, Songwriters
April 8 - Cara Francis - Jazz Vocalist
May 13 - PC&J - Pat Cole (Guitar) & Jamie Jenson (Vocalist)
• June 10 - Castletown - Irish Folk
July 8 - Kareem Kandi Trio - Jazz
• August 12 - Good Vibes Trio - Jazz
• September 9 - Clover Creek Ramblers - Blue Grass, Folk
• October 14 - The Happy Sinners - Traditional Jazz & Folksy Blues
• November 11 - Sweet Mary - Folk
December 9 - The Loving Tunefuls - Folk, Singer/Songwriter
(Contact tyras@tacomaparks.com if you are interested in performing on a future date.)

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Kids enjoy crafts at the Conservatory's Storytelling event.


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Children's Story Hour


 

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR 2018
11 am-noon / $3 suggested donation
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on art project.
Wednesdays:
• February 14 - Theme: Herb Gardens / Book: First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin Gourley / Art: Herb Bouquet
• March 14 - Theme: Monet's Garden / Book: Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew / Art: Paper Plate Pond
• April 11 - Theme: Flower Gardens / Book: Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt / Art: Flower Bookmark
• May 9 - Theme: Tiny Gardens / Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting / Art: Egg Carton Plant Starter
• June 27 - Book: Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri / Science: Life in a Pond / Art: Ducks in a Pond
• July 4 - Book: Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell / Science: "Roots and Shoots" youth projects of the Jane Goodall Foundation / Art: Binoculars and/or Journal
• July 11 - Book: One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian / Science: Foxes / Art: Hidden Fox Picture
• July 18 - Book: Frog Went a Courtin' by John Langstaff / Science: Life in a Pond / Art: Frog Puppet
• July 25 - Book: Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth / Science: Giant Pandas / Art: Bamboo Forest Picture
• August 1 - Book: This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen / Science: Underwater Plants / Art: Collage
• October 10 - Book: Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott / Science: Spiders / Art: Spider and Web
• November 14 - Book: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen / Science: The Moon / Art: Crayon Resist Moon Picture
• December 12 - Book: Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman / Science: The Seasons / Art: Sparkly Pine Cones
2019
• February 13 - Book: The Big Snow by Berta Hader / Science: Snowflakes / Art: Snowflake and Hearts Collage
• March 13 - Book: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi / Science: Birds / Art: Bird Design
• April 10 - Book: First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger / Science: Chicks and Chickens / Art: Crayon Resist Pysanky Eggs
• May 8 - Book: Grandpa Green by Lane Smith / Science: Planting Gardens / Art: Green Design

Meditation Hour in the Conservatory
 

RELAX & RENEW 2018
9-10 am / $10 suggested donation / Mat provided, but feel free to bring your own
Let go of your work week and kick start your weekend with a loving community based practice of meditation, sound, light movement and sacred breath. This gathering invites all levels of experience to join together in a supportive community. Surrounded by the healing nature of the Conservatory, this is the time for you and your body to relax from the external world and soften the mind. Guided by Megan Zaback.
Saturday:
Dates TBA

ORCHID TALKS IN 2018
Close Up of Purple Orchid in Seymour Conservatory Saturday, April 14, July 14
1-3 pm / $3 suggested donation
Orchids are fascinating and addictive . . . just ask a member of the Tacoma Orchid Society! Bring your orchid related questions and walk away with some great tips and tricks.
SPROUT SMART 2018
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10 am-1 pm / $3 suggested donation
Visit the Conservatory with your little sprouts anytime between 10 am-1 pm for some fun and educational activities around plants and gardens.
PLANTING DAYS IN MAY 2018
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10 am-1 pm / $3 suggested donation
An assortment of annual plants, houseplants and succulents will be for sale. Bring an empty pot or hanging basket and we'll help you plant them. Treat yourself, your mother or a loved one to the gift of Mother Nature!
 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays Feb. 3 through May 26, 2018
12:30-3:30 pm
Stop by to ask a Master Gardener about your perplexing plant problems. We can assist with plant identification and also diagnoses of pests and common diseases. Please bring very detailed photos of your plant concerns.
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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