At Fairchild, we want to make sure that learning is at the center of everything we do. And, we know that fun and engaging activities is the best way to learn. Our activities encourage learning through fun, interactive and truly hands-on experiences. 


Camps at Fairchild

We offer opportunities for kids, ages 6 to13 to enjoy out-of-school time fun at the Garden. we offer Spring Break and Summer Camps that are truly engaging. Each program offers hands-on environmental science and art-based programming  that get even the youngest camper excited about the natural world.   

Give your kids an exciting summer experience in one of the most beautiful places in Miami. Choose from environmental science and art themed weeks that will be sure to inspire you child to get outside and explore the world around them.


JUNIOR NATURALIST CAMP for Ages 6-9

Join us this summer as campers explore nature, science, and art through exciting hands-on activities using the Garden as a living laboratory!
Fee per week: Member child, $185; Non-member child, $225
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Space is limited.

 

New! Summer Camp After-Care from 3:30 to 5:00 pm (applies to Junior Naturalist and Science Detective Camps ONLY)
Working parents, don't fret, Fairchild  now offers aftercare for all Junior Naturalist and Science Detective Camps. Space is limited, registration required in advance.
Week 1: June 19 − 23 The Great Outdoors
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Week 2: Jun 26 − 30 Where the Wild Things Live
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Week 3: July 3 − 7 (No camp July 4) Plant-Animal Interaction
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Week 4: July 10 − 14 Earth, Sea, and Sky































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Week 5: July 17 − 21 Experimenting with Nature































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Week 6: July 24 − 28 Caring for our World































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































NEW SCIENCE DETECTIVE CAMP for Ages 10-13































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Step into the shoes of scientists as you uncover the mysteries of tropical plants, chemistry, engineering and more through project based exploration. Registration opens January 17, 2017.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Fee per week: Member child, $185; Non-member child, $225































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Week 1: July 10 − 14 Our Living Planet  































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Week 2: July 17− 21 Bugs, Buds and More 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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3/3/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Plant ID Workshop

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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3/5/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Sunday Sounds

Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café. 

                                                                                                                                                                                  

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3/7/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Photographing the Garden at Sunset and Moonrise

Here is your chance to photograph Fairchild during that magic hour of sunset as it highlights the winter evening sky. This class affords you the opportunity to benefit from an expert’s instruction in photographing the Garden just as the moon is rising. A very sturdy tripod and a camera with interchangeable lenses or a point-and-shoot camera with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. This class is limited to 12 participants, 18 years and older. The class is not for beginners, therefore there will be no basic camera instruction given. It will involve a great deal of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Students should bring along insect repellant, a flashlight and water. Class takes place even if it rains.

 

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3/9/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday Nights and Moonlight Tour at Fairchild

Enjoy Fairchild after dark on select Thursday Nights for informative lectures, art exhibition and tram tours highlighting night blooming plants. 

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3/10/2017 9:30 AM - 3/12/2017 4:30 PM
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3/10/2017 9:30 AM - 3/12/2017 4:30 PM
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3/10/2017 9:30 AM - 3/12/2017 4:30 PM
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3/17/2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Members' Day at Fairchild

Join us for a celebration of all things Fairchild at our 2017 Members’ Day. The Annual Meeting highlights the accomplishments and activities of the past year in the Garden, plus the features and fun Fairchild members can look forward to in the coming year. Refreshments and tram tours are offered.
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3/22/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Director’s Lecture for Fairchild Members by Dr. Carl Lewis, FTBG Director

We invite you, our members, to help us build a better future through botany. Just as Dr. David Fairchild introduced new plants and reinvented agriculture a century ago, we are working toward similar large-scale transformations. Dr. Carl Lewis will present the Garden's most innovative projects and explain how you can get involved.

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4/2/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Sunday Sounds

Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café. 

                                                                                                                                                                                  

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4/5/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for Your South Florida Garden

Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable and colorful epiphytes.  While most often seen growing in the ground or on trees, they also do well in pots.  Our instructor/grower will take you through propagating pups, choosing the optimum growing medium and containers, watering and misting, providing air circulation and lighting, fertilizing and methods of combating pests. He will also share his experience in growing show plants.  Each student will have hands on experience repotting a bromeliad and take home a plant.

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4/7/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Plant ID Workshop

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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