Safety note: Bookworm Gardens is currently open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, with modified operations. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, reservations and admission fees will be required ($5 per person), and admission will be limited based on capacity. Sheboygan County residents, Bookworm Gardens Members and children ages 2 and younger will be free of charge for general admission. No walks-ins allowed. The Gardens are open to the public from 8 AM – 4 PM Wednesdays through Sundays and closed for cleaning and maintenance on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Learning Cottage, all building restrooms, and drinking fountains are closed. Port-o-potty facilities are available to the public. Register for a specific time slot here.
What a treasure this is.Bookworm Gardens, a sprawling greenspace based entirely on children’s literature, offers hours of whimsical fun to area families. Located just off the highway in Sheboygan, it is well worth the 50 minute drive from Milwaukee.
Walking from the free parking area just ahead of the gardens, we started at the Magic School Bus picnic area. Children will be delighted by a real school bus with colorful wings that they can climb around in. They can even sit in the driver’s seat, opening and closing its door to their heart’s content.