Storytime in the Bracken Foundation Children's Garden

Tuesdays | 10 AM, 10:45 AM, & 11:30 AM *Storytime runs for about 15-20 minutes.

Join us outside in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden as we read nature and art inspired children’s books each week! Please see below for new procedures before attending:

  • Storytime will be held outside on the lawn by the First Horizon Performance Stage.
  • Storytime is weather permitting and will be canceled if raining.
  • Bring your own picnic blanket.
  • First come first served, attendance is limited to maintain social distancing on the lawn.
  • See an education team member to be seated.
  • Storytime listeners will be admitted on a rolling basis as spots become available.

Uncertain if we are running story time due to weather? Check our Instagram story for updates day of or call 615-353-9827.

Tots! Virtual

Tots! Online Activities

As Cheekwood’s Tots! program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing activities for parents and tots to activate at home. Use our files to create your own art projects at the link below!

Virtual Tots

Coloring Sheets

We hope your children can enjoy some creative time from home. Download one of our educational coloring sheets below, and use #CheekwoodTots for your chance to have your budding young artist featured!

Daffodil   Hyacinth   Tulip   Pansy  Earth Day Pledge  World Turtle Day   Bonsai   Ikebana

Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday - Temporarily Suspended

With the introduction of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, Cheekwood’s primary pre-kindergarten program, Tuesdays for Tots, has been expanded into Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday. Presented in partnership with PNC Bank, drop-in activities include hands-on art and garden projects and storytime to promote reading and literacy.

Drop-in art and garden activities  |  10 AM – 12 PM
Curiosity Cart  |  10 AM – 12 PM
Storytime  | 10:30 AM, 11 AM, 11:30 AM

Not sure where the group will be or uncertain about the weather? Just give us a call at 615-353-9827 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Don’t forget to bring your imagination and dress for mess!

Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday is free with general admission or membership.

Included with Membership or General Admission 

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