Keep Learning and Growing at the Dixon

Experience an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. The Dixon promotes interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups.

Discover the numerous programs and opportunities in the information below.


Special Programs: 

Virtual On-going Programs: 

Sprouts (12-24 months)

More early childhood virtual programming coming soon.
On-site programming for Sprouts is canceled until further notice. 

Look, listen, walk, talk, touch, smell, sing, discover! This interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers explores the Dixon with all the senses, building social and motor skills, encouraging creative play, and having a ton of fun.

Mini Masters (ages 2-4)

More early childhood programming coming soon.
On-site programming for Minis is canceled until further notice. 

This parent-child workshop is designed for toddlers to explore, shape, texture, color, and other sensory possibilities through art-making. Each week offers a fun learning experience for you and your child, which includes storytime, and hands-on activity.

Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5-9)

VIRTUAL (free)
Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 4:45pm 

*Registration closes Tuesday at 3:00pm.

For the younger artists, Kaleidoscope Club has a perfect mix of everything the Dixon has to offer. Each week participants will enjoy a project that sparks creativity and critical thinking. Whether it is horticulture, art, or literature, your child will surely exercise their imagination. 

Registration required | Space is limited 
To register, click here or call (901) 761-5250. 

-ology (ages 10-13)

VIRTUAL (free) 
Saturdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

*Registration closes Fridays at 3:00pm.

Now a weekly program!  -Ology is designed for young creators looking to ask big questions and challenge themselves with new experiences. Each month will follow a new theme from drawing to printmaking to gardening and more. This is a chance to discover new interests while building on social, critical thinking, and artmaking skills!

Reservations required. Space limited
To register, click here or call (901) 761-5250

Kids in the Garden (ages 7-10)

VIRTUAL (free) 
Second Saturdays, 10:30am – 11:15am

This fun, hands-on gardening workshop teaches kids the basics about horticulture and the flora around them.

Registration required | Space limited 
Kits delivered locally 

Please click here to register. 

SPONSORED BY: The Memphis Garden Club with support from the Crawford-Howard Foundation


Take Care Family Day (virtual)


Take a breath, make a masterpiece, and shake some sillies at this online event that is all about taking care of YOU! Enjoy a day of movement, play, and creativity with activities, performances, make-a-longs, and more. 

Activities will be LIVE at at 10:00am. 

Family Programs: 

Family Studio (all ages)

Planned to resume in 2021. 

Bring the whole family to Family Studio, where everyone can create unique works of art, open studio-style. A large assortment of supplies is available.

Drop-in program
Free admission

Girl Scout Badges at the Dixon

Planned to resume in 2021. 

Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Girl Scouts Heart of the South have teamed up to make it easy and fun to earn a variety of badges at the Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette levels. Bring your troop to learn about subjects from painting to gardening while enjoying everything the Dixon has to offer. Girl Scout Badge workshops meet all requirements for the badge. *Troop leaders are responsible for providing badges.

Daisies: 1.5 hours
Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes: 2 hours

Cost (includes supplies):
Workshop for 5-15 participants: $75; additional participants: $5 per child (maximum 20 participants)

To explore Badge workshops options, click here.
To request a Badge workshop, click here.

For questions, please contact Karen Strachan, Youth Programs Coordinator, at or (901)761-5250, ext 116. 

Coming Up
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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