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Carol & Bruce Bell Children’s Garden

Now Open!

This new 2.5-acre outdoor wonderland connects nature, play, and learning, and creates a garden experience for everyone that promises to cultivate, educate, and inspire a lifetime connection to the natural world.

The Bell Children’s Garden features a variety of outdoor areas, awe-inspiring structures, and an overall nature-based story where children in our community and their families can discover delight and wonder while learning about their local Wisconsin environment and make long-lasting memories along the way.

This immense outdoor space supports the Garden’s mission of connecting people with plants by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences for everyone, and will help nurture a love for nature in all guests through every season!

Join us for our Grand Opening Week!

Friday, May 12
9 am–8 pm
Free admission for everyone to kick off Go Public Gardens Days

Saturday, May 13–Sunday, May 21
9 am–8 pm
Kids (17 and under) are free with paid adult admission

Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day)
9 am–8 pm
Moms and kids (17 and under) are free

Early closure at 3 pm on Thursday, May 18 for annual TasteBud fundraiser.

Open Year-Round
Included with Admission
Hours are seasonal and may change during special events.

Bell Children's Garden Summer Activities

Bell’s Children Garden Tours
Every other Monday | June 12-August 21
4:30-5:30 pm

Children’s Story Time
Tuesdays | June 13-October 31
Fridays | June 16-August 25
10-10:30 am

Discovery Station
BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays | June 7-August 30
4-5 pm

Tuesdays | June 13-August 29
10 am-12 pm

Scavenger Hunts & Garden Discovery Boxes

Bell Children’s Garden:
Kids Show Miniseries

Select Sundays | 1–3 pm

Stop by the Council of Critters Amphitheater in the brand new Bell Children’s Garden for special performances and outdoor fun for the whole family! 
Included with general admission. No additional ticket purchase required.

Thank You to Our Activity Sponsors

Community Partner

Sponsored in Memory of Theresa Savage by Schreiber Foods

Grants – Nonprofit Ticketing

Explore the Children’s Garden

More to Discover

Contact Us

For more information about the Bell Children’s Garden, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or

Online Auction

Live Now!

View and bid on hundreds of items like plant containers and hanging baskets, various gift packages, outdoor living items, and so much more.

Last Chance, Nature Lover!

Members keep the Garden growing,
and enjoy amazing perks too.
New members join by May 7 to get a special bonus!

Friday, June 2 | Early Closure at 4:30 pm for Still Surfin’: A Tribute to the Beach Boys Concert