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Gross Out Day

It's a GROSS kind of Day! For larger groups or multiple classes, we offer Gross Out Day (it's science, but please don't tell the kids)! Our Gross Out Day program allows you to select a variety (max 5) of our programs for groups to rotate through at your school. Or, join us at one of our partner parks:Vulcan Trail, Trussville on the Cahaba, Aldridge Gardens,
Tannehill State Park or a park near you!

Programs include:

  • Live Reptile Show

  • Macroinvertebrates in the creek bed

  • Decomposers plus roly poly race

  • Making Slime

  • Making Lava Lamps

  • Storytelling botany tour (scary stories for Halloween!)

  • Making spider blood

  • Bird poop art

  • Build with Debris

  • And more... Ask us!


Additional Programs

Along with our programs described here, we offer additional environmental outdoor programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


  • Macroinvertebrate Mania (Creek Stomp)**

  • Debris Shelters

  • The Great Leaf Hunt

  • Meet-A-Tree

  • Dirt and Decomposers

  • Wildflower Walk

(These are all seasonal or weather-based activity)

(**this activity is available based on the health of the creek)


Spooky Science Programs

During the month of October, we offer our Halloween themed science programs!

  • Witches Brew

  • The Ooze

  • Blood Colors

  • Freaky Foods

  • Spider Art

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