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Get outside to play and learn together!

From garden crafts to bug hunts in the Children's Garden, to Story Time and our Summer Reading Club at the Library, families with children of all ages will find something to enjoy.

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Bean Sprouts Family Days

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We thank Kaiser Permanente for supporting Bean Sprouts Family Days in 2020, helping us provide fun in the Garden to over 2,000 family members. The program will be on break in January 2021, and we expect to resume in February. In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy self-guided visits to the Children's Garden.


Storytime and Family Walk

Though the Library is temporarily closed, great nature stories abound!

Check out Children's Books To Go


Family Activities & Resources

Hummingbird's Adventures
Garden Binoculars
Use your binoculars to explore the world around you!
Nature Explorers
Initially designed for teachers but plenty of good activities to explore your own green spaces - backyards, parks, street trees, etc.
Garden Bracelets
Explore your yard or neighborhood to find materials to add to your bracelet.
Build a Bug
Make a bug that you remember seeing in your own backyard,
neighborhood, or at the Garden.
Library Subject Guides
Library staff created these subject guides to help parents, teachers, and young visitors find resources on popular gardening and horticultural topics.


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San Francisco, CA 94122


Phone: (415) 661-1316

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San Francisco Botanical Garden is a public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.