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Does learning really happen when one’s curiosity is not engaged?

Let the exploring begin!

Of all the ways to learn, we favor curiosity-provoking, child-led, sensory-rich, affirming, even empowering. Much learning happens among visitors spontaneously in the Garden without staff present. However this section showcases how you and children in your life can get connected to nature and Ithaca Children’s Garden through programs.

Playful Nature Explorers

Learn more about Ithaca’s premier garden-based preschool, Playful Nature Explorers

After School at ICG

After School @ ICG is full of the adventure play and nature immersion that your child deserves after a long day spent in the classroom or on the screen.

Teen Urban Farmers

Teens learn how to work as a team, solve problems, persevere through all kinds of weather, and become effect members of the workforce. They witness themselves as positive change agents for children, and the planet.

Summer Camps

Oh Summer Camp, oh Summer Camp, how we long to see you at ICG!

Thank you to our partners
Faces of Philanthropy

Why do you love & support The Garden?