Families are invited to tour the Cathedral on their own using the brochure, Explore the Cathedral with Children. A scavenger hunt helps families find images in stained glass windows, wrought iron animals, tiny carvings and gargoyles.
The brochure is found inside the main entrance at the Information Table in the nave, the main part of the Cathedral.
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Other activities for families with children
Listen to the Bells: Go to the south lawn or the Bishops Garden to hear music from the Cathedrals bell tower. Carillon recitals are each Saturday from 12:301:15 pm, except the Saturday before Easter. Peal bells are rung on Tuesday evenings from 79 pm and Sundays after the 11:15 am service (usually at 12:30 pm).
Explore the Bishops Garden
Located on the south side of the Cathedral, this special garden includes plants found in medieval gardens, plants native to the area, and plants referenced by the Bible. Smell the flowers and herbs, listen to the fountains, and watch koi fish swim in the pond.
Discover Bethlehem Chapel
This lower-level chapel is filled with images of the nativity and the Christmas holiday. Find wise men, camels, stars, and animals in the needlepoint kneelers hanging behind the chairs, and shown in the stone carving behind the altar.
Visit the Crèche Exhibit
During Advent and Christmas, come see the Cathedrals annual exhibit of nativity scenes from around the world. Crèches are on display from late November to early January. Details »
Listen to the Great Organ
On Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:301:00 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the Cathedrals Great Organ, followed by a mini-recital.