Family Adventure Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening

Friday 02nd, March 2018 / 15:43 Written by
Family Adventure Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening

Family Adventure Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening on Saturday March 3, 2018

WHAT: The San Antonio Botanical Garden is excited to announce the opening of The Family Adventure Garden where guests can experience 15 fun spaces that encourage unstructured play and exploration. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m. Speakers include Mayor Ron NirenbergHouse Speaker Joe Straus, the Garden’s Executive Director Bob Brackman and more. Gates open to the public immediately following the ceremony with opening events extending throughout the weekend.

Family Adventure Garden

WHO:  Parents, grandparents, children of all ages and the young-at-heart will want to explore the hallmark Family Adventure Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring swim shoes and diapers, towels and a change of clothes. Presale Tickets Available at Admission: $12-9 General Public and free for Members.

WHEN:   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Open to the public immediately following. Special activities and entertainment scheduled Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm. Garden closes at 5pm.

WHERE:  San Antonio Botanical Garden: 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209

ParkingGeneral parking available in the Parking Garden on Funston where several “Media Only” spaces will be marked near the Garden entrance. Should overflow occur, shuttle transportation is available on Saturday from the AT&T parking lot located at 4119 Broadway, San Antonio 78209between the hours of 9am and 5pm.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Saturday March 3, 2018 9am
Special Guest Mayor Ron Nirenberg
& The Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House

Speaker Series
10:30 am | Jennifer Bristol, Director of the Texas Children in Nature network with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
The Benefits of Nature Play

11:15 am | Christy Ten Eyck, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, lead landscape architect of the expansion, How to Create a Family Adventure Garden of Your Own

12 pm | Carli Herz, and Walter Stankiewicz, AmeriCorps VISTAs for the Texas Children in Nature Network
Nature Play Workshop

Hands-on Children’s Activities |10am-2pm
Scavenger Hunt | Leaf Races | Lawn Games | Nature Art | Dramatic Play
Nature Looms | Binocular Use | Plant Adoptions and Seed Giveaways

Family Adventure Garden

Family Adventure Garden

Community Partner Popups
Enjoy activities from
Texas Parks and Wildlife | The Doseum | Children’s Ballet of San Antonio
Government Canyon Bexar County Sheriff’s Explorers (IdentiKID)

Culinary Demos
Take in healthy, family-friendly culinary demos in the
new Goldsbury Foundation Pavilion & CHEF Teaching Kitchen
10 am | 11 am | 12 pm | 1 pm

Awesome New Culinary Event

Music & Performances
Enjoy live Marimba by Mojo-Rimba of Coronado Village Elementary
10 am-10:45 am | 11:45 am-12:30 pm1:30 pm-2 pm

Children’s Ballet of San Antonio
11 am-11:30 am | 12:45 pm-1:15 pm

Tasty Bites
Mi Taquitos’s Food Truck | Garden Gift Shop grab-n-go Meals | Picnics Welcome

Art in the Garden
Works by Diana Kersey and Rodrigo Garagarza

About the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Daily admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is $12 adults; $10 students, seniors, military; $9 children age 3-13; free for children under age 3. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place at North New Braunfels. Parking is free. The Botanical Garden is operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation and is open year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit or call 210-536-1400.

Mission: To inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.


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