Upcoming Events

Gardening & Insects
CANCELED: Entomological Illustration Series

4 weeks beginning Tuesday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Create your own scientifically based illustrations as you observe and record details from beautiful preserved butterflies and other invertebrate specimens the Gardens has to offer. This is a class for all skill levels and will cover technical artistic skills and educational tidbits about insects.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, April 5.

$52 Members
$65 General Public
$44 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
CANCELED: Caterpillar Club

Thursday, April 9, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Best for children five and under with an adult.

No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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Education Program
CANCELED: Felted Creations: Bee, Butterfly, and Flower Magnets

Thursday, April 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Megan Hammer of Art Grows Wild to create your very own 3-D needle-felted magnets! You’ll go home with three adorable garden-inspired magnets to adorn your fridge this spring. Choose between a ladybug, bumble bee, flower, or one of each! All materials provided.

This program is BYOB; bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Must be 21+ to attend. Preregistration required by Tuesday, April 7.

$32 Members
$40 General Public
$27.20 ISU Students

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Education Program
CANCELED: Nature at Noon – Portal to the Public Science Communication Rapid Fire

Thursday, April 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Science Communication Fellows participating in the Portal to the Public program will provide snappy synopses of their work and insights into how this training at Reiman Gardens will propel them forward. Bring your lunch and attend each month to experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.

No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Youth & Family
CANCELED: Family Nature Hour: Signs of Spring

Saturday, April 11 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join RG staff for guided explorations outside to explore the season. Come prepared for outdoor explorations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please preregister by the Thursday before.

$3 Member/ISU Student Youth
$5 Member/ISU Student Adult
$5 General Public Youth
$12 General Public Adult

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Education Program
CANCELED: Indigo Dyeing

Saturday, April 11, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Explore the plant and science magic of dyeing with indigo! Indigo is a plant-based dye that's used to create beautiful blue colors. Instructor and fiber artist extraordinaire Maggie Howe of Prairieland Herbs will provide two items to dye, but also feel free to bring an extra t-shirt, scarf, fabric, yarn, or any natural fiber item to dye. We will fold, scrunch, or twist the item to make cool designs, and then dye it with indigo – nature’s tie-dye!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, April 9.

$50 Members
$62.50 General Public
$42.50 ISU Students

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Education Program
CANCELED: Behind the Scenes: Art in the Garden

Wednesday, April 15, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Did you know Reiman Gardens has a permanent art collection? Join Education Manager Sara Merritt for a walking interpretive tour of sculpture and other surprises. This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens.

Free for Members & Volunteers
$10 for the General Public (includes admission)

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Youth & Family
CANCELED: Caterpillar Club

Thursday, April 16, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Best for children five and under with an adult.

No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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Gardening & Insects
CANCELED: Plant Walk: Spring Bulbs and Ephemerals

Thursday, April 16, 11:00 – 11:45 AM

What IS that plant? Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself – join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens’ Plant Collections Curator, for in-depth walking tours of the plants and flowers that make this place so special.

Preregistration with prepayment two days in advance is required. Walks occur rain or shine!

$5 Members, ISU Students
$12 General Public
FREE for RG Tour Docents

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Gardening & Insects
CANCELED: Iowa Butterfly Survey Network REFRESHER Training

Saturday, April 18, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Already an active participant? Bring a sack lunch and join entomology staff at Reiman Gardens for this annual refresher to keep you up to speed with the latest information.

Preregistration is required.
Free for everyone - no admission necessary.

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