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Fresh Air Fitness: Yoga in the Beal Botanical Garden

Every Wednesday from May 24 - September 27
(date exceptions listed below)
12:15-1:00 p.m. (all dates)

Get active while enjoying the sights and sounds of MSU’s campus!
Free But Registration Required! Register here
Health4U and University Health and Wellbeing are proud partner with the Beal Botanical Garden to offer outdoor yoga classes. All classes take place at 12:15pm and meet under the Ginkgo Tree. Please bring water, dress appropriately for the weather and bring a yoga mat or towel.
In partnership with the Beal Botanical Gardens and Yoga State of Mind, Body & Soul, LLC.

Classes take place every Wednesday afternoon except:
July 5, 2023
Aug. 2, 2023
Aug. 23, 2023

Thursdays in September 2023

Screen on the Green

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dates:
September 7 - Cancelled due to weather
September 14
September 21
September 28

Bring a blanket and a friend and join us in the garden every Thursday in September for a movie under the stars! Insect repellent recommended if desired. Popcorn will be provided while supplies last.

This event is free and open to the public.

September 20 2023

Bizarre Botany Series: Plant Politics + Yaupon Tea!

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join Education Director Maeve to learn about some of the more politically divisive plants. This tour will end with addressing a 300 year old smear campaign and trying yaupon tea. Tours often contain adult materials and meet at the Beal Botanical Garden pond.

September 24 2023

Music and the Garden: Piano, Winds, and Strings

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Join us for an interactive experience of music, art, and science at the heart of the MSU campus. The Beal Botanical Garden and the College of Music present free, family-friendly events on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Activities start with drop-in family-oriented art and science activities. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to set up for a concert that begins at 2:00 featuring MSU College of Music groups and ensembles. After the concert, learn about plants and take-home tips for your own garden or favorite green space.

Family-friendly Activities
Beginning at 1:00, take part in hands-on educational activities for all ages that focus on different science and history topics.

About the Music Program
Performance will feature a group composed of a violin, piano, and clarinet from the College of Music.

In the garden after the concert
Post-concert activities will illuminate the interconnectedness of people, plants, and place.

Events happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, activities may take place within the Music Building across from the garden on West Circle Dr. Signs will be posted to direct patrons where to go.

The Music and the Garden Series is presented by Beal Botanical Garden in partnership with musicians coordinated by the MSU College of Music. Pre- and post-performance activities are arranged by the staff of the Beal Botanical Garden.

September 27 2023

Bizarre Botany Series: Malicious Medicines

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join Education Director Maeve to learn about some of the less than successful botanical remedies throughout history. Tour often covers adult materials and meets at the Beal Botanical Garden pond.

Thursdays in October 2023

Bizarre Botany Movie Series

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates:
October 5: The Thing from Another World (1951)
October 12: The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
October 19: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
October 26: The Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Enjoy a classic botanical monster movie in the Main Library Green Room. Popcorn will be provided while supplies last.

This event is free and open to the public.

movie poster for The Thing from Another World (1951) movie poster for 1960s The Little Shop of Horrors
movie poster for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)move poster for 1986 The Little Shop of Horrors

October 12 2023

Fall and Winter Plant Lore