Family Activity Room

The Family Room is located in the
Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Bissonette & McEwing Rooms.Family RoomFamily Room1

10:00 am – All Day (everyday)

On-going hands-on activities and craft projects are available in the Family Activity Room.   Come dig for worms at the Shelburne Farms worm bin and play in the dirt!  Daily craft projects include making flower paper bag hats,  make your own owl and bees, planting pansies, and more! 

Scheduled Entertainment

Friday and Saturday Only!

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Join certified master herpetologist Kevin Clarkson for a hands-on learning experience to explore the world of reptiles.




Friday, March 3, 2023

11:00 and 2pm

Magicians Without Borders Magic Show!

Tom Verner of Magicians Without Borders will bring a great deal of wonder to the Flower Show this year with his awesome magic show! These gigs allow Tom to perform his magic show in refuge camps, hospitals, orphanages all around the world bringing wonder, laughter, and surprise to those who desperately need it. Tom and Janet went to Ukraine and Poland twice this year to perform for Ukrainian refugee children and moms in the midst of this terrible and tragic war. 

Tom says, “I like to think that the magic brings not only laughter and surprise, but on some deeper level perhaps, magic plants seeds of hope. Hope that the impossible is possible. Hope that after years of waiting in a refugee camps, the waiting will end and the people will go home again.”  To learn more about Magicians Without Borders please visit:


Saturday, March 4, 2023

11:00 am and 2pm

Music and Movement with Miss Emma!

Join Miss Emma and her band for a morning of song and dance at the Vermont Flower Show!  Dance and sing along as we explore the changes of the seasons and celebrate the joyful everyday moments with our kiddos! This music is fun for the whole family, though geared toward kiddos age birth to five.

Emma Cook is a songwriter, vocalist, and music educator creating in Burlington. In 2018 she began leading classes of music and movement for kiddos under five and their caregivers with Music for Sprouts in Shelburne, VT. While the classroom closed in the fall of 2021, Emma continues to bring this joyful original music to libraries, performance spaces, festivals, and preschools throughout Vermont. You can find Emma’s original kids songs Rainbow ParadeUnderwater JubileeThe Skiing Song, and Dragon Kin on all major streaming platforms! Learn more about Emma’s projects on her website: or check her music out here:



Sunday, March 5, 2023

11:00 am and 2pm

No Strings Marionette Company presents Synchronized Springing

It is Spring in the forest, and the flora and fauna emerge from sheltered spots after laying low all the long winter. What has happened to the forest? Where is Mother Nature to creatively control the transition out of hibernation? With great courage, a kindly tree spirit intervenes and attempts to realign the cycle of life. Told with a delightful cast of handcrafted marionettes and interactive scenery, Synchronized Springing will help break us all out of winter’s spell.  To learn more about No Strings Marionette Company visit: