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Children's Seed Festival Flourishes at Botanic Garden

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The April 20th event is part of the enormous Earth Day Celebration!

Children's Seed Festival Flourishes at Botanic Garden

Learning about what seeds need to grow. Photo courtesy of ABQ BioPark

April 15, 2013

Celebrate the connections between plants and people during the 10th Annual Children's Seed Festival at the Botanic Garden on April 20. Join us from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to take a trip through the Children's Fantasy Garden to explore a seed's life story. The event is one part of the BioPark's Earth Day Celebration.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque, the Children's Seed Festival includes interactive discovery stations and demonstrations about how seeds grow, the ways they travel and their shapes, sizes and incredible adaptations. The SeedBroadcast Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station will be here collecting and sharing stories. Children can plant a "mystery seed" to take home and grow themselves. Guests can also create seed art and get messy making "seed balls" with native, xeric wildflowers and mud!

"We're really excited to get guests involved in the whole process of growing plants," said Tallie Segel, Botanic Garden Education Coordinator. "It all starts with a seed, and this event follows the life of plants in a fun and hands-on way. Kids and adults can really dig in, and even get a little dirty, as we celebrate seeds and much more."

During the Earth Day Celebration on April 20, you can also visit the Botanic Garden's Festival Green for booths, demonstrations and live music. The Zoo, Aquarium and Tingley Beach will also host discovery stations and special activities.

Bike to the BioPark for Children's Seed Festival (and the rest of the Earth Day events) to receive $1 off admission. The bicycle valet areas at the Botanic Garden and Zoo are open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. thanks to our partners BikeABQ, the New Mexico Touring Society and the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico.

Guests can also take advantage of a 50% discount on single admission tickets to the Aquarium/Botanic Garden or Zoo on Saturday. It's our spring Half-Price Weekend! (Combo tickets and online tickets remain regularly priced.)

The Children's Seed Festival and Earth Day are included with admission. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).

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