Don’t let the weather keep you in – celebrate the season at the Garden with your family!
This free event features self-guided, outdoor activities:
Stomp in the snow too! Play, learn, and explore in 2.5 acres of outdoor adventure in the Carol & Bruce Bell Children’s Garden.
Discover a hillside tunnel, treehouses, and uncover Wisconsin’s natural world in all four seasons.
No snowshoes allowed in the Bell Children’s Garden.
Parking is free, but limited on the Garden’s grounds. There are reserved spots for ADA parking.
Feel free to bring in your own food. No beverage carry-ins are allowed.
Bags and purses may be subject to security searches. If prohibited items are found, customers will be asked to store items in their locked vehicle or dispose of item.
There are no ATMs on site.
No beverage carry-ins. In compliance with our liquor license, the Garden has a no beverage carry-in policy – this includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bags may be searched and you may be asked to return items to your vehicle. Guests may bring in empty water bottles or other empty beverage containers to use for refills. Any exceptions to this policy could result in loss of our license. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
Bring your ponchos and/or smaller umbrellas if there’s a high probability of rain. The decision to continue the event during winter weather will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on consultation with appropriate weather experts.
Vehicles displaying an ADA license plate or placard can park in the ADA parking areas. Guests can pull into the Garden’s circle driveway to drop off other guests.
Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Please let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.
The Garden is a smoke-free, vape-free, and environmentally-friendly facility. Smoking and vaping is not permitted anywhere on the grounds, including the parking lot.
The Garden does not permit the right to carry concealed weapons on the grounds. If the guest refuses to return weapon to their vehicle, they will be refused admittance to the Garden.
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will be moved indoors with limited seating due to Friday’s weather forecast. Tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Due to the winter storm, the Garden will be closing at 12 pm today (Friday, January 12) and will be closed Saturday, January 13. Stay safe!