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.

Ongoing Programs: 

Sprouts (12-24 months)

Onsite starting September 2
Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:30am

This interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers explores all the senses.

Drop-in program
Members free; non-members $8

Mini Masters (ages 2-4)

Onsite starting September 7
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:15am

Introduce your little ones to the arts and nature with crafts, movement, and more.

Registration required | Space limited 
Members free; non-members $8

Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5-9)

Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
*Registration closes Tuesday at 3:00pm 

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 
Members free; non-members $8
To register, click here or call (901) 761-5250. 

-ology (ages 10-13)

Saturdays, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
*Registration closes Fridays at 3:00pm.

-ology provides young people with a chance to discover new creative interests and build on social, critical thinking, art-making, and community skills.

Reservations required. Space limited
Members $5; non-members $10
To register, click here or call (901) 761-5250

Kids in the Garden (ages 7-10)

Second Saturdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm

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

Click here to register for August 14.

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

¡Viva el Teatro! Bilingual Theatre Class
with Caza Teatro (all ages)

Fourth Saturdays starting July 24, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Theater is more than entertainment; it reflects our world. Join Caza Teatro every fourth Saturday of the month to explore fun bilingual theater activities for the whole family. This is your chance to practice Español!

Drop-in program | Supplies included

In partnership with Caza Teatro

Teen Workshop: Intro to Cinematography
with Indie Memphis (ages 14-18)

Saturday, September 25, 1:00 – 4:00pm

This new teen program follows a different theme each workshop while exploring materials, techniques, and careers in art. In September, teens will go behind the camera in a hands-on film workshop with Indie Memphis. This engaging introduction to cinematography will take a closer look at the lights, camera, and action of this unique career in movie making. No experience necessary.

Registration required | Space limited | Free
Call (901) 761-5250 or click here to register. 

In partnership with Indie Memphis

Girl Scout Badges at the Dixon

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 5-10 participants: $75

To explore Badge workshop 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. 

Family Programs: 

Pets Family Day (virtual)

SATURDAY, August 21

Taking care of something you love is an important part of life. Pets teach us so much about how to grow as people. Celebrate pets of all kinds, plant, animal, rock, or imaginary beast! Join the Dixon for a day of virtual pet-themed activities and experiences for everyone.

Activities will be LIVE at at 10:00am. 

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

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

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