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Ithaca Childrens Garden, Ithaca, New York
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We visited the Ithaca Children's Garden on our way back to Ithaca from Taughannock Falls. Although our visit occurred outside of the educational programming schedule, we enjoyed a nice walk through the garden, a photo with Gaia the giant stone turtle, and checking out the wind-powered radio. The garden provides many examples of recycling in action, such as using plastic bottles to create a greenhouse structure. This is definitely a multiple visit attraction; as of this posting, the garden is only approximately 40% developed according to its master plan. Projects currently in the works include a Memorial Bulb Labyrinth and an "Anarchy Zone" where kids can dig for worms, build forts out of natural materials, get as dirty as they like, and even cook food.
Tips for Families
There is plenty of free parking on-site. Check the website for lots of hands-on workshops for older kids, including summer day camps.
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Time your visit so you can visit the Ithaca Farmers' Market (an attraction in and of itself) for lunch.
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