Activities for families with children
Listen to the Bells
Go to the south lawn or the Bishop’s Garden to hear music from the Cathedral’s bell tower. Carillon recitals are each Saturday from 12:30–1:15 pm (except the Saturday before Easter). Peal bells are rung on Tuesday evenings from 7–9 pm and Sundays after the 11:15 am service (usually at 12:30 pm).
Explore the Bishop’s 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 Cathedral’s annual exhibit of nativity scenes from around the world. Crèches are on display from late November to early January.
Listen to the Great Organ
On most Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30–1:00 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the Cathedral’s Great Organ, followed by a mini-recital.