Activities at the Ancient Forest opening are free with Gardens admission and include:
• Ancient Plant Walk, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.: Take a guided tour of the new Ancient Plants Garden and learn more about these fascinating plants.
• Fossil Table, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: An educator from the Natural History Museum will oversee this display of fossils. Learn more about the world of the dinosaurs and maybe even touch a fossil from the Jurassic era!
• Make a Fossil, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Make a plant fossil in this hands-on activity for all ages.
Admission to Descanso Gardens is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for age 4 and younger. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission
Early entry year-round. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended summer hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 18 to Aug. 20.