Devon Ice Rink
November 9-January 27
Monday-Thursday 3pm-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-7pm
Members $7, Nonmembers $13 includes skate rentals, $8 with your own skates, $9 each for groups of 10 of more (reservations required for group rates)
It wouldn’t be winter without the Devon Ice Rink at the Gardens! Skating season begins Friday, November 9, 2018. Bundle up, grab your friends and family and enjoy a great day of fresh air and skating in the prettiest spot in town. For general inquiries and group reservations contact 405-708-6499. For ice rink rentals and birthday parties contact Chelsea Bright (405-445-7092) or Grace Marcum (405-200-1547) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join in on the fun with Rock-n-Skate every Friday night in December at the Devon Ice Rink from 7pm-9pm.
ILLUMINATIONS: Night Lights in the Crystal Bridge
November 23-January 2
Enjoy a new take on holiday lighting inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory beginning November 23 through January 2. Professional designers using the latest lighting technology are taking our holiday display to the next level, beyond strings of lights. Bring your out-of-town guests and show off the best of your city! Admission is $5 Gardens’ members; $7 nonmembers, $3 member children, $5 ages 3-12 and 2 and under FREE. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 6-9pm; Friday-Saturday, 6-10pm; Sunday, 6-9pm; Closed Mondays; New Year’s Eve, 6-11pm; New Year’s Day, 6-9pm. (Closed December 8, 14 & 15).
Saturdays with Santa
December 1, December 8
Crystal Bridge Free Admission, 9am-5pm
Devon’s Saturday’s with Santa will expand into the Gardens again this year; families can enjoy food trucks, FREE admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, and performances. Holiday decorations, floral arrangements and festive displays will adorn the Bridge, while the outdoor Meinders Terrace will be decked with boughs of holly and greenery, making beautiful winter backdrop for your family photos. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Devon Ice Rink and our other holiday attractions.
Learn to Curl at Devon Ice Rink
November 17, December 1, December 15, January 5, January 19, 9am-10:30am
Devon Ice Rink
Join the Oklahoma Curling Club members as they walk you through the basic rules and etiquette of curling, explain the how’s and why’s of delivering and sweeping a stone and get you on the ice enjoying the sport of curling with friends or family! Dress warm, wear rubber soled shoes and prepare for a fun morning on the ice! All other equipment will be provided by the Oklahoma Curling Club. This program normally sells out! Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25. Register online.
Ladies’ Night Out: Floral Designs
Friday, November 9, 7-8:30pm
Gather your friends, sisters, and mother for a party with light refreshments and soothing tunes as you learn the basics and finer points of fashioning a floral arrangement you will take home. No experience necessary! Bring pruners. Member $45; Nonmember $55. Register online.
Sprouting Chefs: Holiday Gifts In A Jar
Saturday, November 10, 2-3:30pm
For families, preferably kids ages 5 and up
Learn how to create simple, thoughtful and tasty mason jar DIY treats to give as gifts during the holidays. First we’ll make a couple gifts in a jar, then we’ll get to sample a few of those goodies already cooked. All supplies will be provided, including clever labels and materials to make the gifts your own. Member $14; Nonmember $18. Register online.
Soups & Salsas: Thursday, November 15, 7-8:30pm | Holiday Dessert: 6-7:30pm
In this demonstration class, Trader Joe’s staff will prepare delectable dishes designed to support individuals in making more informed food decisions. Enjoy an assortment of take home selections, such as kitchen recipes, cooking tips, and bonus giveaways. Member $5; Nonmember $10. Register online.
Family Workshop: Wilderness Wreaths
Saturday, November 17, 10-11am
Best for ages 6 to 10
Autumn is a perfect time to decorate and maintain a supportive habitat for a common Oklahoma bird- the American Goldfinch! In this hands-on lesson, participants will learn about goldfinches and how they can attract these birds to their home. We will end by creating a beautiful fall themed wreath out of natural materials that are useful to this bird, which include seeds and nesting materials. Member $6; Nonmember $8. Register online.
Thanksgiving Tea Party
Tuesday, November 20, 11am-Noon
Best for ages 5 to 9
Come enjoy a relaxing tea party with your family right before the busyness of Thanksgiving begins! We’ll sip homemade herbal tea, munch on a few snacks and read some festive stories. Everyone will get to create their own herbal tea blend to take home and enjoy. Member $6; Nonmember $8. Register online.
Gardens Walking Tour
November 24, 10am-11am | Saturday, December 29, 10am-11am
Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs welcome.
Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.
Holiday Workshop: Living Wreaths (Evergreens)
Friday, November 30, 7-8:30pm / Saturday, December 1, 10-11:30am / Saturday, December 1, 1-2:30pm
Design a classic, traditional evergreen wreath in this fun, hands-on holiday workshop. Receive specialized instruction as you create your own beautiful 18-22” wreath to adorn your home. Evergreen wreaths are best for outdoors, while succulents are best for the indoors, so sign up for both classes and make each one. Member $45; Nonmember $55. Register online.
Winter Weather Wonderland
Saturday, December 8, 10am-11am
Join us as we take a closer look at how blizzards and ice storms are formed by observing science experiments and visiting the Children’s Garden weather station, where we will find instruments that meteorologists use to predict these storms. We will finish the class by creating an icicle ornament and a snow gauge to take home as the start of your very own weather station! Member $5; Nonmember $6. Register online.
Polar Express PJ & Pancake Party
Sunday, December 9, 9:30am-10:30am
Do you BELIEVE? Join us for a morning of holiday festivities in the Park House Event Center. Guests will be able to ice skate at the Devon Ice Rink, drink hot cocoa, eat pancakes and create Polar Express crafts! Our special guest, Santa, will also make an appearance to read The Polar Express to children in attendance. Each child will receive a bell from Santa’s Sleigh. Wear your PJs to get in the spirit. Member $25; Nonmember $30. Register online.
Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 15, 10am-12pm
We’ll learn about the flavorful ginger root – where it comes from, how it grows – and then discuss the history of gingerbread. We’ll finish by decorating our fragrant masterpieces. All supplies provided including gingerbread structure, frosting, candies for decorating and a little help if needed. Member $35; Nonmember $40. Register online.
Winter Break Natural Card Making
Tuesday, December 18, 10am-12pm
Create festive greeting cards using inspiration and items from nature to give as gifts to family and friends this holiday season. Kids will get to use a variety of supplies from the art closet and the garden to craft handmade cards and stationary. Kids can be dropped off for the program – perfect for kids on Winter Break. Member $12; Nonmember $13. Register online.
Children’s Garden Porch, best for ages 2-5
Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.
Yoga in the Gardens
Outdoors or Terrace Room / Check-in at North lobby
This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series. Members $5; Nonmembers $10.
Every other Tuesday 10am, Best for ages 2-5 (November 6 & 20 / December 4 & 18)
Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities.
Please note that a handful of workshops are paid events and require advance registration. Visit myriadgardens.org for more information.