The Jungle Book Festival at Myriad Botanical Gardens

at Myriad Botanical Gardens

Myriad Gardens is giving you more than the bare necessities this May as the Children’s Garden is transformed into a jungle haven! Experience Rudyard Kipling’s timeless story with crafts, activities and imaginative displays that capture India’s rich culture.

The Jungle Book Festival will be open May 6-22, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily. The event is free for members and non-member children 3 and under. Otherwise, it is $6 per person or $10 per person for a Crystal Bridge and The Jungle Book combo package. Or, purchase a family membership for $65 and come for free as many times as you want throughout the 17-day festival! Tickets are available here.

Fridays and Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Bagheera’s Bungalow in the Children’s Garden
Best for ages 4-9
Enjoy an interactive reading of jungle-inspired book! Audience members can participate in the story and “be” the elephants, monkeys and other jungle friends.

Friday, May 13, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Children’s Garden
$7 for members, $10 for non-members
Register by May 10
Visit The Jungle Book Festival after hours to explore the Children’s Garden as the sun sets in the background. There will be jungle games, activities and treats, and all guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite character and get in the jungle spirit! The evening will wind down with a screening of Disney’s 1967 animated classes, “The Jungle Book.” Space is limited, so reserve a spot here.

Saturday, May 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pavilion Lawn (or South Lobby of Crystal Bridge in bad weather)
$20 for members, register by phone 405-227-0230
$25 for non-members, register online here
Bring scenes from “The Jungle Book” to life on canvas! One 11”x14” canvas is offered to each participant. Mom and Dad can paint alongside their young artists after being inspired by the displays in the Children’s Garden.

Henna Tattoos
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$5-$10 per design

Goods from Lavender Valley Acres
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Savory Spice Shop Demos
Saturdays, May 14 & 21, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Nrita-Arpan Dance School Live Performances
Classical/Folk Fusion, Saturday, May 7, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM
Punjabi Folk Dance, Saturday, May 7, 1:30 PM
Bollywood Dance, Sunday, May 8, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Indian Classical Dance, Sunday, May 15, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Rajasthani Folk Dance, Friday, May 15, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM

AALIM Dance Company
May 20-22, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Jungle Yoga for Kids
Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Crack a Coconut
$5 daily

Crystal Bridge Scavenger Hunts
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily with admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

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