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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 the 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.

School's Out Play Days

Discover a program that helps kids to unplug, create, connect, and transform in nature during school breaks.

Summer Camp

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

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