What's On at The Leaf

Flora of the Philippines

January 22 – March 17
Babs Asper Display House

This new display is inspired by the lush tropical forests that define the breathtaking landscapes of the Philippines. Flora of the Philippines will showcase two orchid trees, bamboo pillars, a bromeliad tree, living arches covered in earthy moss, and more.

An interactive discovery table will introduce visitors to fruit and plant material that is grown in the Philippines including a banana leaf, coconuts (buko), jackfruit (langka) and mangosteen (mangostino). Plant material significant to the Philippines will also be highlighted in the Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome and marked with labels bearing the national flag of the Philippines. Featured plants include breadfruit, crepe jasmine, and the banyan tree.

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Upcoming Programs, Activities, Events and More

 - The Leaf After Dark: Adults Only Nights

The Leaf After Dark: Adults Only Nights

Wednesdays: February 14, February 28, March 13, April 3, April 17

Enjoy a relaxing adults-only atmosphere complete with live musical entertainment. Wine, beer, and charcuterie plates will be available at a cash bar in the Mediterranean Biome and can be enjoyed throughout all the biomes.

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 - Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

January 23 – March 12

We’re so excited to welcome you and your toddler to The Leaf for fun and educational activities you will both love! Your little one will enjoy music and games, listen to fascinating stories, and discover the joy of movement in the beautiful Mediterranean Biome. Toddler Tuesday activities are FREE with admission to The Leaf.

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Gardener Chats

Chat with a member of our horticultural team while you explore The Leaf! Our expert gardeners will explore our connections to plants, and provide insider knowledge about the beautiful plantings within the biomes. 

Gardener Chats are presented by Lawn ‘N’ Order Custom Landscapes Inc.

Location: Please check the signage at The Leaf for the location of the daily Gardener Chat.
Date and Time: Daily, 10:00 am

Create and Connect Crafts

Stop by the Tannis M. Richardson Classroom for some hands-on crafting using natural or recycled products! Crafts are appropriate for kids and families of all ages and are accessible without admission to the biomes. Space is limited in the classroom. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Location: Tannis M. Richardson Classroom
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dates: Sundays: March 3, March 24, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 26

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