I wanted to quickly remind our Tacoma area readers about Story Time at the Seymour Conservatory.
The Conservatory is that beautiful glass building in Wright Park, and it’s full of plants and flowers. It’s also WARM, which makes is a great outing this time of year! You might be able to feed the fish, too (ask in the gift shop).
On select Wednesdays, you can also go for story time! The stories have a nature or science theme, and then there are related science or nature crafts or activities after. We have heard nothing but raves about them from readers!
It’s Free, though there is a suggested donation of 3.00.
These are targeted for preschoolers, but I think slightly older children who would enjoy the activity would also be welcome, and we’ve been assured younger ones are fine if they can sit still for a story. Because it’s full of flowers and plants and is kind of a small space, I would personally leave home your toddlers and babies, unless maybe you’re wearing ’em! You don’t want anyone who might pick and eat the flowers, and I think it’s way too small for a stroller.
Story time at the Seymour Conservatory is on select Wednesdays at 11AM. We do suggest you confirm details before you go. We have the schedule for the rest of the spring below. We’ll have times and activities for June and beyond in our big Summer guide!
March 8 Native Art: Frog Girl by Paul Owen
Science: Food Chains
Art: Frog Print Design
April 12 Garden Inspired Art: The Girl with the Watering Can by Ewa Zadrzynska
Science: What Plants Need to Grow
Art: Watering Can Design
May 10 Nature’s Colors: Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Science: Life Cycle of the Butterfly
Art: Flower Petal Butterflies
If you’ve been to Story Time at the Conservatory, I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell us about it!