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

Botanical Gardens.


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

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!

Witches Brew

The Ooze

Blood Colors

Freaky Foods

Spider Art


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


Dirt and Decomposers

Wildflower Walk


(These are all seasonal or weather-based activity)

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

Fresh Air Family

P.O. Box 321038 Birmingham, AL 35232