Fridays, May 5 - September 29
Enjoy great stories, simple activities, and big fun every Friday in the Dow Garden's Children's Garden! Drop in, every Friday morning, (May thru September) to hear award-winning children’s books read aloud. A short activity generally follows the reading! All ages are welcome.

August 29, September 12, October 17
Fall Adult Art Classes
An opportunity for the new, and experienced artist alike, to enjoy a relaxed, informal educational atmosphere in Dow Gardens. Participants will create a personal artwork, inspired from surrounding natural beauty. Each class will take place in a different location throughout the gardens, to provide new stimuli for rendering.
June 30, July 28, Aug 25, Oct 13
Outdoor Movies  
Grab a blanket, a chair, a few friends and head to Dow Gardens. Take a stroll, and then enjoy a movie under the stars!
September 19, October 24, November 21
The World of Herbert Dow
The world changed immensely during Herbert Dow’s life. He saw the invention of the automobile, electricity, and airplanes.  Join our Historian, Samantha Engel, to learn how other revolutionary individuals changed the world during Herbert Dow’s time.


September 26, 2017
Mandala Workshop: Found Materials
Using found materials from Dow Gardens, enjoy a time of reflection as the group creates individual mandalas. No previous experience is necessary!


October 25-26, 2017
Halloween Hike
Enjoy this fun, family friendly, and non-scary Halloween event with your little trick or treaters! Walk the garden pathways, lined with luminaries, meet friendly characters from the sea along the way, and gather treasures. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged. **SOLD OUT**

October 27, 2017
Fall Walk
Enjoy a simple evening walk through the garden at the peak of fall color! A pathway will be lit with luminaries. Jacques Orchard will be set up in the barn selling cider, doughnuts, and caramel apples.


December 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017
Christmas Walk  
Stroll the gently-illuminated pathway. Be sure to warm up in the festive conservatory and experience a dramatic display of poinsettias! There is no fee for this annual gift to the community. 


Bring your group (5 or more) for an in-depth, guided exploration of the garden. Discover how Herbert Dow expanded his estate over the years in this hour-long exclusive walking tour.  

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Join us for an in-depth, guided exploration of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow home, which is otherwise not accessible to the public. Learn how the Dow's expanded and furnished the residence.  Tours of the Pines take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10AM as well as Fridays at 11:00AM and 12:00PM. 

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Just $10.00, per individual, for the calendar year!
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