Activities & Resources
Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG)551in Cleveland, OH 44106
about Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG):
How can you see Costa Rica and Madagascar without leaving Cleveland? Visit the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse! With authentic recreations of tropical landscapes filled with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, it's a spellbinding spot where kids can watch leaf-cutter ants and search for the free-roaming Radiated Tortoise and the Spiny-Tailed Iguana.
Cafe: The cafe at the garden isn't cheap (sandwiches $5-$6; beverages and snacks $1.50-$2.50), but the fare is fairly healthy and the atmosphere is clean and airy, with bright Andy Warhol prints on the wall. Kids selections (about $3) include grilled cheese, flatbread pizza, and hot dogs. There's not much to appeal to little ones in the gift shop, which features pretty, handcrafted, enviro-friendly jewelry, nifty gardening tools, and other items.
Classes & Workshops: Older kids and their parents can enjoy a variety of programs offered throughout the year, from weekly classes offered in four- to six-week sessions to half-day workshops and guest lectures. Check the website for the current schedule.