Free Events!

We hope that soon we will be able to resume hosting our free, fun, and educational Children’s Garden Events and Nature Walks! Click on the links below for the details and location maps for each planned event:

Kids and adults love exploring the worm bin, making nature art, and taking snack walks at our Family Garden Days!
Kids and adults also have fun doing simple garden tasks like re-bedding the worm bin at our stewardship events!
Learn about owls and other nocturnal creatures on our Nighttime Nature Walks!
Getting to know the aquatic invertebrates in pond water samples on our Wetland Walks is an awesome way to “see beneath the surface” of the wetlands!


  • Our first stewardship event of the year!

Saturday March 7th from 9:00am – 12:00noon



THE FOLLOWING EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FROM THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, CITY OF SEATTLE, & KING CO. DEPT. OF HEALTH:

HOWEVER, we sincerely encourage you to bring your family to do self-guided exploration in the Children’s Garden and park natural areas during all Magnuson Park open hours. Fresh air and nature is good medicine for body and soul, yet please maintain social distancing during the entire time you are in the park, to keep yourself and others healthy- thanks 🙂



We hope to be able to resume our FREE public events in the near future, but the timeline is still uncertain. Please stay tuned for event updates on the following events 🙂



Saturday July 11th

Stewardship from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Family Garden Day from 11:00am – 2:00pm



Saturday July 25th from 8:30 – 10:00pm



Saturday August 8th

Stewardship event from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Family Garden Day from 11:00am – 2:00pm



Sunday, August 23rd from 10:00 – 11:30am



Friday September 18th from 9:00am – 2:00pm



Saturday September 26th from 6:00 – 7:30pm



Saturday October 10th from 10:00am – 2:00pm!



Sunday October 25th from 10:00 – 11:30am



We love hosting scout troops and community, family or corporate groups to do simple stewardship activities in the Children’s Garden!  Tools, gloves, and refreshments are provided, and your “appreciation gift” includes a snack walk in our food garden! 

If your group is not available for one of our already-scheduled events, we may be able to host you on an alternate date. We require a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice, and a minimum of 9 attendees (3 of which must be adults). For more information, contact us at magnusonchildrensgarden@gmail.com