The Kentucky Children’s Garden (KCG) is available for your Birthday Party or Special Event! Birthday Parties and Special Events require pre-registration and a non-refundable deposit.

Birthday party and special event packages in the KCG include:

  • Private access to the KCG during regularly closed hours for a 2-hour period: Sundays 11a-1p, Sundays 5-7p

  • Admission to the KCG for children and adults for a 2-hour period (Note: one adult is required per three children)

  • A Kentucky Children’s Garden T-shirt

  • Supervised activity for children to make and take home

  • Access to a large folding table, four child-sized picnic tables and adult-sized folding chairs

  • Experiential play in the KCG

A. Birthday Party Package Price:

  • $300.00

  • Holders of a KCG Season Pass discounted price: $275.00

  • Package includes admission for 30 guests (children or adults); each additional guest is $5.00

  • $50 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a specific date and time

B. Special Event Package Price:

  • $375.00

  • Holders of a KCG Season Pass discounted price: $350.00

  • Package includes admission for 40 guests (children or adults); each additional guest is $5.00

  • $75 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a specific date and time

A Birthday Party or Special Event Package includes an activity for children. Two Arboretum staff members will be present in the KCG during the activity. Choose one of the following activities:

A. Choo! Choo! (suitable for ages 2-5)

  • Children make a train engine out of repurposed materials. We will uncover the entire garden during a walk to look for the model train. Note: Our facility has a SMALL model train. It is not large enough to ride or touch.

B. Fossil Fun (suitable for all ages)

  • Children create a fossil to take home and explore the KCG fossil collection. They will go on a hunt to find fossils in the KCG.

C. Garden Explorers (suitable for ages 4+)

  • Children go on a scavenger hunt in the KCG and look for bugs, plants, and more! Afterwards children will decorate a pot and plant a seed to take home with them.

D. Gone Fishin’ (suitable for all ages)

  • Children decorate a fishing hat to take home and go “fishing” by the pond area by using cane poles and nets. They will go on a walk around the pond to learn about and look for pond life.

For more information and to register, please see our 2018 Birthday Party and Event Application or contact Jackie Gallimore, Children’s Education Coordinator at The Arboretum (Jackie.Gallimore@uky.edu or 859.257.9339).