Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

To inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands on play.

Adopt a Rose of Sharon from Sproutside!


Lots of baby Rose of Sharon plants are in need of new homes. Visit the museum and take one home with you! They bloom with beautiful flowers which you are sure to enjoy for many years. As we continue to improve our gardens there will be even more plants up for adoption including black eyed susan and yarrow.

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Adopt a Sproutside Tomato!

Adopt a Sproutside Tomato!

Our garden is full of tiny tomato plants that have sprouted from last year’s currant tomatoes. We have too many! Come adopt one of these plants to grow in your own garden. Currant tomatoes are a tasty snack, and the kids love to pick them. Visit the museum to pick out your own plant, while they last!

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All About Ferns!


Yesterday we learned about ferns and compared them to other plants found in Sproutside. Here is one beautiful leaf rubbing created by a visitor.



Here is one example of a type of fern growing in Sproutside. Ferns are very old plants, they have been around since the time of the dinosaurs! Come learn more about ferns with us and make your own leaf rubbing on June 26th.

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