Family Backpacks & Story Totes

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Family Backpacks include hands-on activities for children to complete with a grown-up. We have included:

  • Three field guides
  • A family guide to the Idaho Botanical Garden
  • A magnifying glass, pencils, crayons and
  • Binoculars
  • Fun activity sheets for younger and activity books for older children

Nature Explorers takes the family through the garden with different activities to complete together. For younger children we have a scavenger hunt and a bird find. For the older explorers, we have a guide that will take them through the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden with a scavenger hunt type activity.

You can find the pdfs below to print out and bring to IBG, before borrowing a backpack.

Family Backpacks are available when the garden is open. An adult will check-it out with the exchange of a driver’s license for a backpack.


STORY TOTES

Are you looking for a new way to experience the Idaho Botanical Garden with your preschooler or early elementary-aged child? Check out a Story Tote during your next visit!

Story Totes are themed bags containing picture books and activities to entertain and educate our youngest garden visitors. Current Story Tote themes are:

  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic
  • Big Ol’ Bug Bag
  • Garden in a Bag

Story Totes are available when the garden is open. An adult may check one out with the exchange of a driver’s license for a tote.



Lewis and Clark Explorer Guide

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Print off this PDF for a self guided interactive Garden experience!

An answer key to the guide is located here.

Nature Explorer Guide

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Print off this PDF for a self guided interactive Garden experience!

Scavenger Hunt

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Print off this PDF for a self guided interactive Garden scavenger hunt!

Story Tote Bag Contents