This Week - September 13-19

A Dream Waiting to Unfold:

Portraits of Oklahoma by M.J. Alexander

September 13–November 2, 2023

Visitor Lobby, Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Artist's Reception - Friday, September 15, 5:30pm

A Dream Waiting to Unfold celebrates the youngest and oldest residents of the 46th state. The exhibit offers a glimpse of the secrets and dreams of the state and its people, encouraging visitor to pause and reflect on our shared history as Oklahomans.

M.J. Alexander works at the intersection of the lyrical arts, reportage, poetry and imagery to explore the stories of the people and places of the Great Plains. Her work has been published by The New York Times and by Time magazine, featured in more than two dozen solo exhibitions here and abroad, and installed as public art in more than a dozen parks and public spaces. She is a 2019 inductee into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and winner of an Oklahoma Book Award. The International Photography Hall of Fame describes her as “combining the vision of an artist with the skills of a storyteller.

Youth & Family

Migrating Monarchs Drop In

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2-3pm

Children’s Garden Porch

$2 suggested donation

Best for ages 5-15

Don't miss the chance to meet migrating monarchs at the Children's Garden Porch! Learn about their incredible journey from Canada to Mexico and create a monarch craft. Explore monarch "tagging" and be amazed by these beautiful butterflies! Learn more

Prehistoric Plants

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10-11am

Member $8; Nonmember $10

Best for ages 5-8

Register HERE by September 21

Join us as we travel back in time to discover plant species that have been around for 200 million years. Explore Cycads, moss, and ferns in the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and create your own botanical fossil craft! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of these ancient plants.

Taste the Rainforest

Thursday, Sept. 28, 10-11am

Member $6; Nonmember $7

Best for ages 4-8

Register HERE by September 26

Step into a world of wonder and adventure with our Taste the Rainforest learning program! Students will learn about plant parts, discover exotic rainforest foods, and go on a scavenger hunt in the Crystal Bridge.

Learn more

Reading Wednesday

Every Wednesday, 10AM

Visitor Center Lobby

Free, Donations Accepted

Best for Ages 2-5

Siblings welcome

Bring your toddler for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story.

See Youth Programming through December

Myriad in Motion FREE Fitness

Get ready for a jam-packed week of fitness activities at Myriad Gardens next week! 

Tai Chi

Monday, September 18, 4pm

Every other Monday

Meinders Terrace

Next: October 2, 16 & 30


Thursday, September 21, 5:45pm

Seasonal Plaza

Thursday, October 5, 5:45pm

Thursday, October 26, 5:45pm

Autumnal Equinox Sound Bath

Saturday, September 23, 6-7pm

Park House Event Center



Tuesdays, 6pm and

Saturdays, 9am

Bring mat and water

Devon Lawn or Water Terrace Plaza

Full Moon Bike Ride

Friday, September 29, 7:15pm

Suggested $5 donation

Final Full Moon Bike Ride:

Saturday, October 28, 6:30pm

Adult Education

How to Grow Mushrooms 101

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7pm

Jacob DeVecchio,

Oklahoma Fungi

Member $3; Nonmember $5

Learn more

Pot Up Your Own Houseplant!

Saturday, Sept. 30, 9am-12pm

Last Saturday of the Month

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Prices Vary, while supplies last


Guided Tour in the Conservatory

October 7 & 8, 11:30am

Saturdays & Sundays through November 19

FREE with admission

See Adult Classes through December

Water Lily Pond Inside Crystal Bridge

Our Santa Cruz water lily's pads have been getting progressively larger with each new leaf since we started growing it in May inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and are nearly 2 feet in diameter now. Fully mature they can grow as large as 6.5 feet and can hold over 100 lbs weight! The underside of the leaf is purple and covered in thorns that are even sharper than they look. The water lily pond continues to be a jewel of the Conservatory!

The Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory is open Sunday, 11am-5pm and Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm. Admission is $10.50 with discounts for seniors, military, students. Gardens members get free admission!

New Jewelry Alert!

These dainty pieces are from Lotus Jewelry Studio. They’re beautifully crafted and come in a variety of unique designs that will become a statement piece for any outfit.

Gift Shop hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm. 

For the latest updates and inspiration, be sure to follow the creatives on Instagram here.

Members get 10% off their entire purchase!

Pumpkinville - Oct. 6-22

Get all the Pumpkinville details here!

Ride Mo's Carousel

Monday-Friday 3-7pm

Saturday & Sunday 12-7pm

$3 per rider.

Free for Gardens Family PLUS members.

Please note: Carousel will be closed September 25-Oct. 5 for Pumpkinville setup. It will be open during Pumpkinville, Oct. 6-22 - ride free with admission.

Renew or get your membership in time for Pumpkinville!

Join us from October 6–22 for our 10th annual Pumpkinville, presented by OG&E. Admission is $9 per person but free for Gardens’ members! This year’s theme is a travel-themed festival inspired by retro postcards, highlighting landmarks, culture, and wildlife from around the world.

Become a member and enjoy the benefit of free admission! Individual memberships start at $45. See all the benefits. Visit and become a member today!

Become a member today!

The Myriad Gardens Foundation wishes to thank our sustaining partners

in providing major and ongoing support:

Inasmuch Foundation

The Chickasaw Nation

Devon Energy Corp.

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation

Tinker Federal Credit Union

Robert H. Meinders

Jean and David McLaughlin

Anonymous in recognition of Bert Cooper


Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Continental Resources

McGee Foundation

Parks and Public Spaces Initiative

Robinson-Park, LLC

Avis Scaramucci

Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum

The City of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust

State of Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

Myriad Gardens Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, operates Myriad Botanical Gardens within a public-private partnership with the City of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust. These partners provide a portion of the funds needed to manage and maintain the Gardens. The Foundation relies on earned revenue and philanthropic support to provide additional necessary funds for the Gardens operations.  

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