Art Terrarium with Kids

Art Terrarium with Kids

Art Terrarium with Kids

Amelia and I enjoyed a fun afternoon in Downtown Des Moines over Spring Break. Big brother went on a couple day adventure with Grandma and Grandpa and we decided to hit up some local places in Downtown Des Moines.

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One place that I had been really wanting to check out what Art Terrarium. I was a bit nervous to take my overly interested three year old, being afraid she would break something or destroy all the plants, but she did awesome! The staff was very welcoming.

Art Terrarium offers a wide selection of hearty houseplants, succulents, and cacti. They offer fun events, and actively support independent local artists. A true gem in Des Moines!

Des Moines, Art Terrarium, Downtown Des Moines

When we first entered, Amelia was in awe by all the pretty and unique plants she saw. She loved the colorful little succulents and the ones with small spikes (cacti) which I had to remind her several times not to touch.

The person working helped us pick out the perfect succulents for our terrarium and Amelia was able to put it together on her own (with a little guidance). We picked out three succulents based off where we knew we would be hanging it in our home. We then scooped up each layer and dumped it into our terrarium. While doing each layer the staff person was very knowledgeable and explained the purpose of each layer. Amelia’s favorite part was decorating the inside with colorful gems and seashells.

Des Moines, Art Terrarium, Downtown Des Moines

If you are looking for a unique and fun activity to do with your kids, I highly recommend taking a trip to Art Terrarium. If you are interested in learning more about plants and attending some of their other fun events, check out their event calendar.

Des Moines, Art Terrarium, Downtown Des Moines


106 11th Street

Des Moines, Iowa



Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Monday + Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday + Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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