Picture yourself at Powell Gardens in the Amazing Animal Quest

Powell  Gardens goes wild this summer with an exhibit of amazing animal sculptures by Colorado artist Dan Ostermiller. These monumental works are inspiring for all ages, but kids especially will enjoy taking The Amazing Animal Quest to discover the nine adventure zones in which they are placed.

When you document and share your journey through the tropics, woodlands, wetlands and more, you could win an amazing Kansas City adventure for the entire family with tickets to attractions around the region!


It’s easy to play along! Just pick up your guide in the Visitor Center when you arrive, then follow the photo prompts for each area. Post your photos to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #gardensgonewild. We’ll pull names for free Garden prizes each month all summer and draw for the grand prize on August 24.

Picture yourself (and your family!) in these locations, which are just a sample of the many fun areas to explore during Gardens Gone Wild:

The Big Backyard


Home to bunnies R.B. (above), Lola, and the permanent Garden residents depicted in “Close Quarters,” the Big Backyard offers a place to rest and consider the habitat humans know best! Photo prompt: See how high you can jump!

The Forest Floor

Flex your muscles with these bears before enjoying the forest floor play area.




The Farmyard


Although it looks like “Bella” is rooting around the garden nicely on her own, capture a picture of you or your crew feeding her or one of the other farm animals, including “Priscilla,” the 5-foot-tall hen!


The Woodlands


Deer are plentiful in the woodlands—follow the tracks to find them all and pose for a “deer in the headlights” look!

The Tropics


A favorite summer spot in the Gardens, this year the Fountain Garden is the tropical home of three visiting elephants. Pose with your arm like a trunk; then hop on in and cool off!

There’s even more to explore at Powell Gardens: Find all of the details you need to plan your visit atwww.powellgardens.org/gardensgonewild.

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