Greater Des Moines is open!

Greater Des Moines is open and ready to welcome you safely and responsibly. Here is information on venues, attractions, things to do and other services.

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  • Overview

    Youth, families and people of all ages will enjoy a festive and safe event from the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Trick-or-Trees will feature interactive activities, entertainment and fun information about trees throughout the six acres of outdoor gardens. Join us for a fun, festive day for all ages!

    Story Sprouts
    Papermaking Demonstrations
    Costume Parade
    Andy Klindt Chainsaw Artist
    Interactive Activities
    Goodie Bags, courtesy of Trellis Café (while supplies last)

    The event will be included with admission and made accessible through our Museums for All and Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass programs. To allow for safe social distancing, Trick-or-Trees will have timed tickets. Although walk-ins will be accepted throughout the day, admission is not guaranteed without advance registration.

    Face coverings are required for all Botanical Garden guests above age two; costume masks are not a replacement for protective face masks.

    Thank you to our Presenting Community Sponsor, Voya.