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Youth Closed Terrarium Workshop – VIRTUAL & IN PERSON

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

small frogfruit plants with wreaths of petals blooming around their centers stand among green stems and leaves
A glass jar with a lid, filled with rocks, soil and plants. It's a homemade terrarium.

Note: There are two versions of this workshop! If you’re looking for the adult-geared version, learn and register here.

Bring the outdoors indoors with your family this spring with a closed system terrarium: a unique way to display your love of native plants while requiring minimal care on your end. In this virtual, hands-on workshop, youth’s alone or with an adult will create their own closed terrarium as they learn all about how the plants, soil and water work together, creating its own little ecosystem that can thrive indoors for years. A closed system terrarium is a great long-term project and learning experience for children of all ages as they watch how a sealed ecosystem works in real-time.

This workshop will include child-friendly, hands-on instruction on how to construct your very own closed terrarium using native plants, just like this one, inside of a tall glass vessel, along with tips for maintenance and placement in your home. All materials and instructions are included with registration and will be available for contactless pick up the week prior to the workshop. Materials may be mailed to registrants living outside of Austin city limits for an additional fee.

This class is open to all grade levels, no experience required. Adult assistance is suggested.

This hybrid class will take place simultaneously both online via Zoom and in person at the Wildflower Center. Participants must register for either the in-person or online option for this class. 

In-person participants, this class will take place in person at the Wildflower Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Face masks are required at the Center. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.
Online participants will receive an email with the link for the Zoom meeting prior to the event. Make sure you have Zoom installed and set up to participate.

Register: Online

Register: In Person

$35, registration includes materials for one closed terrarium kit
Members receive a discount on registration. Learn more about membership here.

Meet the instructors: Rosalie Kelley


May 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education