Marion Andrus Learning Center

  • green play yard
  • please touch greenhouse
  • kid playing
  • clayhouse exhibit
  • winter at learning center

About

About

The Marion Andrus Learning Center features a "Please Touch" Greenhouse and "Sunshine for Dinner" interactive exhibits. The Harvest Kitchen, Planting Shed, Labs, Tree Place, and Teacher Resource Center are spaces used for programs for more than 60,000 teachers, students, and parents annually.  During the week the Learning Center is used for Field Trips, classes, Day Camps, and more.

Please note that currently the Learning Center, Green Play Yard, and Under the Oak remain closed to the public. These spaces are primarily used for Registered Youth Program participants. As such, our first priority is to protect the health and safety of program participants, who are primarily children between the ages of 3-12.  Though many adults are now fully vaccinated, children under 12 do not yet have the benefit of this protection. We will continue to follow the University’s guidance for youth programs. In program spaces for children, we will limit public access and follow mandatory masking guidance to protect children from the transmission of COVID-19.  

We are working towards the safe reopening of parts of the Bee Center, Learning Center, Green Play Yard, and Under the Oak to the public. Thank you for your cooperation with distancing and masking requirements meant to keep children and other unvaccinated people safe in these spaces.

Features

Features

  • Harvest Kitchen
  • Garden Shed
  • Potting Shed
  • Garden Lab
  • Inside-a-Plant Lab
  • Tree Place
  • "Please Touch" Greenhouse

Directions to Learning Center Parking Lot

Directions to Learning Center Parking Lot

  • After you pass through the gatehouse, take the FIRST RIGHT.
  • Drive PAST the main parking lots, you will loop behind them and come to a T
  • intersection. You should see a hill directly in front of you.
  • Turn RIGHT.
  • Follow the curved road past the picnic shelters.
  • Enter the Learning Center Parking lot (see map), or parallel park in the
  • spaces designated along the road

First Floor Map

First Floor Map

Learning Center Map

Location of Learning Center