Children’s Programs

Cultivation Education

Join us this summer for our engaging, nature-based educational series! Each session theme takes a close look at the natural world and helps us appreciate what Earth has to offer.

FULL-Session 1: Backyard Ecosystems – June 7, 9, 14, 16

11:30 am – 12:30 pm for ages 6-8

1:30 – 2:30 pm for ages 9-12

*Both age groups are now full*

FULL-Session 2: Aquatic Ecosystems – June 21, 23, 28, 30

11:30 am – 12:30 pm for ages 6-8

1:30 – 2:30 pm for ages 9-12

*Both age groups are now full*

Cost: FREE (pre-registration required)

Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Richland County Foundation


Storytime Series

NEW DATE AND TIME! Wednesdays at 11AM

Join us for our Storytime Series! Every week, a Kingwood staff member or volunteer will read an engaging children’s story. A new theme will be featured each month. This program is geared towards children 6 and under, but all kids are welcome.

Free for participating children. One free adult per child. Registration encouraged, not required.


The Peacock Playhouse: The Kingwood Sensory Center

At the Peacock Playhouse, children and their families can explore nature through many different activities. There are books you can read, garden games to play, and masterpieces to create. You can even take a rest on your Kingwood journey and watch birds and hummingbirds through the large windows of the center. 

The Peacock Playhouse is designed for self-exploration and is periodically monitored by staff throughout the day.

The Peacock Playhouse was originally the Gate House and home to the chauffeur’s office and garage space during Mr. King’s time.

The Peacock Playhouse is open January through November


The Storybook Trail

Located near the Peacock Playhouse, this literacy adventure can be enjoyed by all ages! Take a stroll through a woodland path while discovering From Tree to Sea, by Shelley Moore Thomas.

From a child’s point of view, this lyrical picture book looks at the relationship of nature to the human world and the place we call home.

From the edge of the sea to a high mountain top, everything has its place in the world and all living things are connected. The world around us has a lot to tell us if we take the time to look and listen.

Many thanks to our project partner, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, and to the Keyser Library Fund and the George and Barbara Keyser D A Fund of Richland County Foundation who funded the establishment of the Storybook Trail. 

Planning a field trip?