Kids

Become a Junior Ranger

Stop by the Find Your Park Pavilion to get started. Earn your official Junior Ranger Badge at the Show plus, daily swearing-in ceremony.

Plan your own adventure.

Pick a trail to follow and learn about the cultural, historical, and natural beauty that inspired this year’s displays! The Flower Show displays will tell the diverse stories of the National Parks. “Explore America” will take visitors to the Liberty Bell, Lincoln’s birthplace, Liberty Island and other sites honoring our national heritage.

Visit the Railway Garden, Powered by AMTRAK, with Bachmann Trains

All aboard! Don’t miss this exciting addition to the Flower Show. The Railway Garden is a special attraction of large-scale model trains that will chug through a beautiful backdrop inspired by America’s most iconic landscapes. Thomas (the Tank Engine) and Friends will make a special appearance on Sunday, March 13, at the Flower Show.

Teddy Bear Tea Party 

Sunday, March 13: Children’s entertainment and a delicious menu of petite sandwiches, pastries, fruit, and an assortment of fine teas are sure to delight! Tickets for the Teddy Bear Tea must be reserved in advance. No tickets are sold on site. Space is limited. Patrons are seated 4 or five to a table. A separate Flower Show admission ticket is required to attend the Teddy Bear Tea. Service fees apply.

Experience Butterflies Live!

Butterflies Live! is a superb collection of live rare and exotic butterflies. This interactive and educational exhibit created by California’s SkyRiver Butterflies, is inspired by the indigenous environments of the national parks. This year’s habitat will feature native plants and more than 1,000 domestic and exotic butterfly species.