Closed Terrarium Class

Learn how to make a closed sustainable terrarium in this Bay Area workshop.

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 300

label $64 - $99 (Earlybird price of $74 applies if you book into a public session 30+ days ahead, otherwise $99 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $79 for 14+ guests, $64 for 29+ guests)

If you love the look of terrariums and are curious about creating your own, this workshop in Menlo Park will walk you through the whole process.

Your teacher will offer expert guidance as you make a closed terrarium and get all the tips and tricks to taking care of your miniature ecosystem so it thrives, sometimes for years!

Learn about the materials you need and the plants that do best in these types of terrariums. Even beginners will find success and anyone with terrarium building experience will still find plenty to learn and appreciate in this fun Bay Area workshop. You'll find all the materials you need waiting for you in class.

Plan a group experience with friends or join on your own if you're looking for fun things to do in the Bay Area. When you are done, you'll have a personalized terrarium to take home and treasure.

Limited! Ask for Halloween & Christmas Terrarium Costumes :)

Please Note

  • There is a travel surcharge range of $50-$200 which will be assessed and then added after the initial booking is paid for.
  • Menlo Park is a space this teacher frequently uses to run their class so inquire if you're interested in meeting there for your event.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 4 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Extra plants ($5)
  • Light setup ($29)
  • Springtails (insects - little friends) ($5)
  • Extra craft kit ($69)
  • Wardian terrarium case ($59)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get
1. Terrarium Bottle
2. Terrarium Moss (x2)
3. Premium Quality Soil (+perlite + fertilizer)
4. Sphagnum Moss
5. Peat Moss
6. Activated carbon
7. Rocks (gravel and pebbles)
8. Burlap
9. Scissors
10. Control Sticks
11. Cleaner
12. Decorations
13. Cloth
14. String Light
What to bring
Just your curiosity and enthusiasm for making a terrarium.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Mountain View, CA

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 100 miles of Mountain View for private classes

Closed Terrarium Class location
Your teacher
Mr. Scientist
Mr. Scientist

5.0 (89)

Hello, I am a scientist and musician. I like to combine art, technology, and science to better understand the world. I am very energetic, I love to read and write. Learning a new culture and making new friends is my motivation.

I am an internationally certified science and terrarium teacher. I love to share my skills with others.

I have been to more than 30 states of America. I have traveled from East to West of the USA twice, drove all the way alone! Travel is a very important part of my life. Also Music and Science!!

Best Regards :)

Verified reviews

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Aditi Srinivas Oct 2023

This class was awesome! I booked a private class with Mr. Scientist for a corporate team building event. We had a great time learning about these closed ecosystems and we also got to take home beautiful terrariums. I highly recommend this class!

Savannah Jan 2023

This class was wonderful, engaging, and hands-on. We were provided with everything we needed to make a decent-sized terrarium. Our instructor was so kind and passionate about what he teaches. He started by giving us a little history of terrariums, explained how they worked, and then we dove in. I'm very happy with this class!

Savannah Christiansen Jan 2023

This was a really fun activity. My wife and I really enjoyed the activity and our terrariums look super cute

Terrarium class review by Savannah Christiansen - San Jose

Debbie Mancuso Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the Closed Terrarium class! Took the class with my bestie. Our class was outdoors in a lovely park, set up on a table under oak trees. The ambiance added to the experience. We learned about the history and science behind terrariums, and then combined materials to make our own terrarium in a really cute jar. All the materials were well-organized and seemed high-quality. We even got a string of fairy lights to put in our terrariums which made it into a festive holiday decor. We also got to meet two other students who were both kind and friendly. Abdulkadir was a great teacher, and very knowledgeable about terrariums and plants. This is the second class we have taken with him, and I would definitely recommend his classes. I also think this would be a really fun team-building activity to do with a work team.

Terrarium class review by Debbie Mancuso - San Jose

Christine Klusas Dec 2022

We really enjoyed the class! The instructor was amazing! I highly recommend taking the class! :)

Allison Gordon Dec 2022

The team had a wonderful time at the class! Abdulkadir was a great and lively teacher, it was a perfect activity, and a lovely time together.

Peter Nee Dec 2022

Mr. Botanist was awesome! I had scheduled a class for my GFs birthday for a group of 8 (we are ~30 years old) and we all had an amazing time. It was fun, educational, and Mr. Botanist was so accommodating. Honestly I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested

Josh Leung Dec 2022

Mr Botanist was a wonderful booking! He was very responsive and more than accommodating to do a hybrid in person + virtual lesson for my team of 30. The class went well, and everyone seemed to enjoy making their terrarium. Would recommend to a friend to book!

Terrarium class review by Josh Leung - San Jose

Priyanka Nagaraju Dec 2022

I loved the entire session. Mr Botonist was very friendly and explained everything in detail. He gave us everything you need for a beginner class and mosses were really fresh. Enjoyed the coffee too. I highly recommend this class.

Terrarium class review by Priyanka Nagaraju - San Jose

Martina Lam Nov 2022

Amazing class for our leadership offsite. Abdul was very accommodating, make great jokes, and taught us a lot about plants. We've never had a class like this before and will def recommend this to anyone looking for a unique experience.

Kjersten Elias Nov 2022

This was a well run workshop. Kadir was friendly and entertaining. He had background music and icebreakers and fun facts about plants and trivia questions with prizes. Our team had a great time setting up our terrariums and he had a lot of decorations to choose from to make them even more personalized. 10/10 would recommend.

Everest Damaschino Oct 2022

He did a fantastic job! Was entertaining and informative, we learned a lot and had fun while doing so. All materials provided by him were excellent and made for a great experience. Would recommended to all co-workers and friends.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Everest Damaschino - San Jose

Kayla Newton Oct 2022

Abdulkadir was amazing - full of energy and extremely nice! There is no doubt of his passion for plants and the environment. Went above and beyond with our group function and would highly recommend! 10/10 would rebook.

Ya-Wen Lu Sep 2022

Kadir led a private Terrarium Class for our team building activity. It was a fantastic experience for our group of 15. He started off with an introduction to the history of terrariums and then went into the science behind a closed terrarium. Kadir's love for plants and nature was obvious and was clearly reflected in his enthusiasm to teach and share this wonderful experience with all of us. He was courteous, on time, and made set up and take down a smooth process. I would highly recommend Kadir's Closed Terrarium Class!

Terrarium class review by Ya-Wen Lu - San Jose

Desiree Elsharif Aug 2022

Great fun! Lots of information, hands-on experience and enjoyable team event. Thank you so much

Tim Moore Aug 2022

Great experience with our group of 7. Kept the class active with questions, facts of closed terrarium experiments, and pointers to keep our plants healthy.

Totally recommend this to anyone who is interested.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Tim Moore - San Jose

Mark Levy Jul 2022

Our teacher, Nurullah (Abdulkadir's brother) was amazing. He facilitated a fun and interactive class/workshop for our group of 31 in our office. He provided all the materials, and including sensors for a few lucky participants. It seems that everyone overall had a great experience not only building terrariums but also learning about their history, the science behind their design as well as practical applications. Overall this experience was a great value, and I would love to it again.

Wendy Blumenschein Jul 2022

Kadir led us in a teambuilding event for 22 people. He has a lot of knowledge and a friendly easy-going nature that makes the experience fun for all. Our group tends to be fairly quiet, but this event had everyone talking, asking questions, and interacting with one another. We had a great time!

On the organizational side, Kadir was very flexible with location and timing. Planning this event was very easy. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting to do a fun team building event!

Katherine Binder Jul 2022

An incredible instructor who was passionate about his work, thoughtful about how to cater the experience to our group, and clear in his communication. Our group left with an interest in terrariums and an incredibly beautiful keepsake.

Thank you, Mr. Botanist!

Closed Terrarium Class review by Katherine Binder - San Jose

Colton Western Jul 2022

This was a fun class! I’d 100% recommend taking it especially if you or someone you know have a green thumb. Kadir was a great teacher and his knowledge of the history and science behind terrariums made it that much more fun. My girlfriend and I are excited to have our own terrariums to take care of now, thanks Kadir!

Terrarium class review by Colton Western - San Jose

Melissa Baxter Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kadir was an incredible, friendly and extremely knowledgeable instructor. He had all the supplies, if not extra and even gave us bonus supplies plus the experience was educational. He knew so much about plants, he really engaged with us and offered suggestions. I can’t wait to do another class with him once my girlfriends are back in town.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Melissa Baxter - San Jose

Sara Wang Jun 2022

Great teacher. Clear. Personable. We had so much fun and made such cute products! Thank you!

Jennie May 2022

My wife and daughter had a great time and learned a lot.
Wonderful mother/daughter time out.

She-Rene May 2022

Mr. Botanist brought a lot of positive energy and passion to our terrarium event. Our team of 20 had a fun time and shared lots of laughs and good vibes.

Sharon Huang May 2022

Kadir was incredibly friendly and accommodating. He took the time to get to know each of us and creating an environment for us to get to know other participants in the public class.

He came fully prepared with everything we needed…and more! The class was educational, hands-on, and so much fun. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun activity for date or family outing.

We learned the history of terrarium, the science on how different parts of the terrarium work, and different types of terrariums. We had an amazing time with Kadir and will absolutely be taking his class again in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful experience, Kadir!

Terrarium class review by Sharon Huang - San Jose

David Wang Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amazing, interactive, and educative class! Mr. Botanist was a very friendly, great instructor and we had so much fun making our custom terrariums. Highly recommended!

Closed Terrarium Class review by David Wang - San Jose

Arlene Esquivias Apr 2022

Abdulkadir Gokdogan did an amazing job teaching this terrarium workshop. He was very informative and patient with all the employees who participated. We will be using his services again!

Closed Terrarium Class review by Arlene Esquivias - San Jose

Kazuko Takahashi Mar 2022

The instructor was very friendly approachable, and enthusiastic, and help everyone to engage and enjoy the activity. It was nice to learn the history of terrarium and eco-system too. I would encourage everyone who likes or does not have green thumbs. This class was also soothing to touch the soils under the sun.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Kazuko Takahashi - San Jose

Andy Shum Feb 2022

Very good teacher and fun. Great educational experience and helpful with building your terrarium. Kadir is really attentive to each student even though it is a group class and you can tell that he gives his all. He encourages creativity and is genuinely interested in ideas. Provides all the supplies you need and generous with the materials. Don’t hesitate! Also the park was a beautiful place for the class.

Kayla Quock Dec 2021

The Botanist is a great teacher! Super friendly, informative, and gave a surprise musical performance. :)

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