Kids Fun At The Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon

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THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN

12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019

619-660-0614

thegarden.org

@thewaterconservationgarden

 

Contents:

😃 INTRO

📌 VISITOR INFO

👍 FEATURES

👩🏻‍🏫 EVENTS & CLASSES

🦋 BUTTERFLY RELEASES

🎄 HOLIDAYS

🗺 WHAT'S NEARBY

 

😃 INTRO 😃


WHAT IS IT

The Water Conservation Garden is a beautifully landscaped educational garden that's fun for kids to run around, learn, smell, touch and play in nature. While the six acres of displays help homeowners learn how to incorporate "water conservation" efforts through a series of outdoor themed gardens, kids will love following the trails all over to discover what's around every corner.



WHY KIDS LOVE IT

  • children's play garden with a cute wooden house and sandbox

  • walk into the native butterfly pavilion (butterfly releases every Spring)

  • drive the stationery concrete cars up the driveway lined with "fire resistant plants"

  • watch the koi & gold fish in the pond

  • run through the trellis garden

  • cool down on the "surprise water" trail

  • attend a story time or kids class with Ms. Smarty Plants


GOOD TO KNOW

Pick up the scavenger hunt + crayon at the entrance; find them all and return it to pick out a prize! Usually a sticker or a special rock.


Scavenger Hunt: click here for a fun list of things to see, do, eat, touch or find (coming soon)



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📌 VISITOR INFO 📌

as of 12/2020


🕰 HOURS

Tues-Sun from 9-2 (last entry at 1pm)

Closed: Mondays

Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day



🎟 TICKETS

available at the gate



💵 COST

$8 Adults

$5 Seniors 55+/Students/Military

$4 Kids ages 3-17

FREE for kids 2 and under



💸 DEALS

FREE Entry the 2nd Friday of each month, starting Feb 2021!



🎫 MEMBERSHIPS

All memberships include gift shop discounts and reciprocal admission nationwide with participating gardens via AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program! Locally, these include the San Diego Botanic Garden, The Japanese Friendship Garden and the Butterfly Farms in Encinitas. These have a monthly pay option too. Info


$65 Family: 2 membership cards, 2 free guest passes. (No mention of how many kids/ages.)


$50 Individual: 1 membership card, 1 free guest pass


$25 Student/Active Duty Military