Children’s Programs

Cultivation Education

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

2022 dates to be announced soon.

Cost: FREE (pre-registration required)

Storytime Series

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. Click here to view upcoming sessions.

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 “Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!”, by Geisel Honor-winning author-illustrator Paul Meisel.

In this fresh and funny picture book, a lonely bat thinks he has found a perfect home—until he discovers that it’s already inhabited by a persnickety squirrel. Since each is asleep during the other’s waking hours, the two begin exchanging notes. With these notes, Squirrel does her best to oust her unwelcome guest, but Bat misunderstands and thinks Squirrel is happy to have a new friend. This is a sweet opposites-attract friendship story that gently shows how to find common ground despite outward differences.

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. 

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