Home for the Holidays

December 3 - January 8

Take a journey home when you visit The Leaf. This holiday season, the Babs Asper Display House will be transformed to showcase plants and settings that remind us of the experiences, traditions, and people that make home, home. Earthy scents with hints of ginger, peppermint, and cloves will fill the air as an ode to fresh holiday baking. Rustic, natural materials will adorn spaces that evoke memories of spending time with those you love. Around the globe, people from all cultures and backgrounds celebrate different holidays and traditions with one thing in common - coming home to gather with friends and family. The holiday season may feel chilly outside, but inside, we're overtaken by feelings of warmth, comfort, and coziness. 

Mother and daughter take a selfie in front of a tree in the Home for the Holidays display

Young child reaches for a silver ornament on a tree


Create and Connect Crafts

Join us in the Tannis M. Richardson Indoor Classroom for a fun, seasonal, and sustainable craft. Crafts are appropriate for kids and families of all ages. Crafts will change on a weekly basis. Create and Connect crafts are accessible without admission to the biomes. Space is limited in the classroom. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Crafts are available on the following dates from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm while supplies last: 

  • Sundays, December 4 and 18, January 8 and 22
  • Tuesday, December 27 and Wednesday, December 28

 - Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar

Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar

Visit Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar to enjoy a feature menu that draws inspiration from the Home for the Holidays show, celebrating the vast and varied cultural traditions from around the world.

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 - Coming Soon: Unfurl

Coming Soon: Unfurl

New show coming to The Leaf from January 12 - March 19. The new year offers the opportunity of new beginnings, renewal, and rejuvenation. Visit the Babs Asper Display House to embark on a journey of discovery and self-reflection inspired by plants and the beauty of nature. Take a breath, relax, and unfurl at The Leaf.

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