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 park! Or, join us at Ruffner Mountain or the Birmingham
Live Reptile Show
Macroinvertebrates in the creek bed
Decomposers plus roly poly race
Making Lava Lamps
Storytelling botany tour (scary stories for Halloween!)
Making spider blood
Live spider show
Bird poop art
Build with Debris
And more... Ask us!
Gross Out Day starts at $5.50 per student. Some of the advanced programs don't include all supplies.
Minimum: 50 students for Gross Out Day at BBG; 100 students for Gross Out Day at your school or park.
Travel ($.50/mile) for locations outside of the Birmingham Metropolitan area.
Contact: or call 205-540-6642
For a detailed description of our available lessons, please visit the bottom of our Traveling Programs page.
Spooky Science Programs
During the month of October, we offer our Halloween themed science programs!
Along with our programs described here, we offer additional environmental outdoor programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Macroinvertebrate Mania (Creek Stomp)**
The Great Leaf Hunt
Dirt and Decomposers
(These are all seasonal or weather-based activity)
(**this activity is available based on the health of the creek)