School may be out, but summer is still a wonderful time to learn!
This year, for Cultivation Education, we are offering 3 different series for your children to enjoy. Admission for every class is FREE for children (parents are still required to pay regular admission) and will be hosted at the Peacock Playhouse, every Tuesday.
*Series 3 Update* For the final series of this season, we will be combining both classes and they will run from 10:00am to 11:30am.
For for more information on each class and to register your child, please see below:
|Series 1: Amazing Animals||Series 2: Vibrant Earth||Series 3: Forces of Nature|
|May 15 - Bugs & Pollinators||June 19 - Living vs. Non-Living Beings||July 17 - Parts of a Plant|
|May 22 - Predators & Prey||June 26 - States of Matter||July 24 - Imagine|
|May 29 - Metamorphosis||July 3 - Seasons||July 31 - Weather|
|June 5 - Life Cycle of a Butterfly||July 10 - Agriculture||August 7 - Sound|
|June 12 - Habitats||August 14 - Build|
Register for Series 1
Register for Series 2
Register for Series 3
Or Register by phone at (419) 522-0211
Welcome to the Peacock Playhouse: The Kingwood Sensory Center
Funded by a grant from the Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation, Kingwood proudly presents our first center dedicated to the horticultural education of children ages 2-14.
The Peacock Playhouse is located in the Gate House. This building once was the chauffer's location for Mr. Charles Kelley King. After Mr. King's death, the Gate House has been used for a meeting space.
At the center, children and their families can explore the sounds of nature with our chirping birds, make an inspired masterpiece at one of the art easels, see how a plant grows through our root finder, and how compost breaks down. There are many books you can read and garden games to play. You can even take a rest on your Kingwood journey and watch birds and hummingbirds through the large windows of the center.
Coming in June will be a sensory garden which was generously donated by Mr. Charles Swack of Lock It Up Storage.
The Playhouse is open daily from 10am-6pm. (May 5th, 2018-September 30, 2018)
It is designed for self-exploration and is periodically monitored by staff throughout the day.
Starting on May 15 - August 14, EVERY Tuesday from 11am-1pm, we will hold a Cultivation Education - a free curriculum-based program for children.
We hope you enjoy this new educational offering and would love to hear about suggestions for making it better each year!
We have over 8,000 volumes of old and new, obscure and famous, specialized and general books on gardening and gardening related topics. It is open by appointment to members or researchers.
Call 419-522-0211 ext. 108 for more information.
Many of Kingwood's professional staff offer programs on a wide range of gardening topics. They can all be reached by calling Kingwood at 419-522-0211.