Explore Our Classes & Programs

577 is Virginia’s gift to the city she loved. She wanted it to be a place of life-long learning, a place to work hand-in-hand with other nonprofits, and a place to engage in meaningful connections. Discover what 577 has to offer to you.

Interested in booking a private group workshop? Click here for more information.

Cultivate Your Curiosity

“Whatever we do here, let’s be educational, environmental, experimental, and let’s have fun.”
— Virginia Secor Stranahan

Special Events

 The 2024 Special Event List is out NOW!

Annual special events include April’s Earth Month Celebration, May’s Plant Sale featuring tomatoes, veggies, native plants, and more, the Music in the Gardens series from May to October. Plus, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for pop-up special events in the Gardens and Curiosity Shop.

Events are free, family-friendly, and open to all!  

Program Registration Policies & Forms

Class Locations & Parking Map

Signed up for a class and need help finding your classroom location and parking? Each class description lists its location. Click the button below to view a full map of the grounds and buildings with two lots available for easy and convenient parking. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Because space is limited, we rely on you to register for classes thoughtfully. Please help us continue to offer these wonderful classes as affordably as possible by adhering to the following registration, cancellation, and refund policies.

Photo & Video Release

Photos and videos may be taken during 577 classes and events for use on our website and other relevant media outlets and your attendance constitutes consent. View the full policy below including how you can opt-out of this release. 

Give the Gift of Creativity with a 577 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificates are available for purchase online in the amounts of  $25, $50, $75, and $100. Want to purchase a different amount? Give us a call at (419) 874-4174 and we can make your arrangements over the phone.

Gift certificates may be picked up by appointment in the Welcome Center, or have them sent directly to you or the recipient via email or mail. Gift certificates may be used towards any 577 program or class. 

577 is open daily between 9am to 5pm. Open to all, no admission fee. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Mondays ~ Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

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