Anyone Can Grow Food!

Our free "Growing Gardens" program for the whole family!

Our garden series will return in the summer with some new and fun hands-on activities to help families learn how to grow and harvest their own fruits and vegetables. Our gardens are now located in the Dover Adventure Playground. Free with museum admission.

The museum’s gardens are officially part of NASA’s TEMPO Ozone Garden Network. TEMPO stands for “Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution.” The TEMPO instrument, which will launch sometime in 2019, is a geostationary ultraviolet/visible spectrometer, and will provide daylight measurements of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde and aerosols across North America, from Mexico City to Canada and from coast to coast. It will be the first space-based ultraviolet/visible light air quality spectrometer in geostationary orbit. The TEMPO mission will help scientists answer the question “how does air pollution impact global weather and climate.”

“Being a part of the TEMPO Ozone Garden Network means we have agreed to engage our young learners with hands-on activities and develop their citizen science skills, as well as gather information about ozone impact on our garden that we then share with the TEMPO Team at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,” shared Xanthi Gray, CMNH Education Director.

Stay tuned for 2021 programming.

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