Old Westbury Gardens Kids Programs

We had the pleasure of attending one of the kids programs at Old Westbury Gardens. Every Saturday at noon you and your child(ren) can enjoy a different themed program.

They have a wonderful line-up for 2018 and we highly recommend attending.

We attended the Eat Up! What’s Cookin’ in the Gardens: Edible “Soil” on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 and it was not only fun but, DELICIOUS! Both Ms. Lisa and Ms. Katelyn were fantastic with the kids. They kept them engaged while educating them about the topic of the week which was soil.

We began our program right outside of the Westbury House and then walked through the gorgeous landscape to each activity/ lesson. The first thing we did was learn the difference between soil and dirt. The kids were given shovels and were able to do some digging to see the differences between the two. My daughter was so excited she found a worm. We learned a fun fact, too. There are more than one million earth worms in one acre of soil. So cool, right?


We did some fun activities in between that kept the kids active and part of the learning. The girls loved dressing and acting the part of the mole and ant who both go underground. We learned what body parts help them underground. The mole uses their large paws to dig and the ants use their  antennas to guide them.

We explored the gardens some more as a group.


Then, we headed indoors for our yummy activity. I loved that the edible soil was in layers just like real soil. The marshmallows were the bedrock, the rice kripies/ chocolate chip mix was the subsoil, the pudding was the topsoil and the oreos were the gravel and loose rock on top.


The end result looked like soil but, didn’t taste like it. The girls want to make this more often at home and I think we will and will have to add a gummy worm on top to remind us of when we found the worm in the soil.

A delicious treat at the end of our OWG KIDS adventure.


The WEEKEND WAKE UP Kids Pass at Old Westbury Gardens entitles one adult and children to admission to all Saturday Up! Family Events and we highly recommend getting one.

Weekend Wake-Up

Local families, start Saturdays off right with the “Weekend Wake Up” pass.

The pass includes:

• Admission to all Saturday Up! Events: 1 adult + children

• Admission to all Saturday Up! Events

• 10% OFF Summer Camp registration

• 10% OFF Gift Shop kid items

• Admission to KidsFest 2018 (Sunday, September 16)

Only $50 (Valid 3/31/18- 12/22/18)




Some upcoming program titles:

Saturday, April 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Think Up! Old Westbury Whodunits: Bewildering Birds

Saturday, May 5th 12:00pm to 5:00pm Listen up! Storybook Strolls- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Saturday, May 12th 12:00pm to 5:00pm Eat Up! What’s Cookin’ in the Gardens: WWI Ration Cakes


View the rest of the kids program calendar —-> HERE


Have fun exploring like we did. There is so much to see outside and inside and the pictures you will take will be gorgeous.

Outside exploring:

Inside the Westbury House:

When will you visit?

March 31 – October 31: Open Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Closed on Tuesdays.

Admission Fees:

 $12.00 – General Admission for House & Gardens
$10.00 – Over 62
$  7.00 – Children 7-17
$10.00 – Students with valid ID
Free – Children 6 and under
Free – Members (click HERE for membership information)

Located at:

Old Westbury Gardens: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury NY 11568

“Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, classical concerts, outdoor summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, botanical arts and gardening classes, and educator-led talks and tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.”


Website —-> HERE

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We highly recommend checking out the fantastic kids programs a Old Westbury Gardens! Show us your pictures on social media by using the hashtag #momeefriendsli. We love seeing your photos : ) HAVE FUN!


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