DIY Closed Terrarium

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Create a closed terrarium with an expert with this online class.

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 300     label $69 - $79 ($79 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $74 for 12+ guests, $69 for 24+ guests)

How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the US is free, and it should arrive within 5 business days. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Nature lovers can try something new to bring the outdoors inside. In this online class, you will learn how to make a self-sustaining closed terrarium.

Your teacher is an experienced maker who will walk you step by step as you create an ecosystem in a jar. Learn how to use natural materials to create the ideal environment for your plants. You'll get DIY kits, so everything you need comes right to your door. This is a fun indoor activity for groups of friends or family and even remote teams.

Anyone with a curiosity for plants will appreciate this fascinating deep dive into how to make terrariums. Even beginners will find success with the careful guidance of your teacher.

At the end of your time, you'll take home your personalized terrarium and the skills to make more!

Limited: Ask for Halloween and Christmas terrarium costumes!

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 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)
  • Springtails (insects - little friends) ($5)
  • Extra craft kit ($69)
  • Wardian terrarium case ($59)
  • Macrame Hanger ($15)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Terrarium Bottle
  • Terrarium Moss (x2)
  • Premium Quality Soil (+perlite + fertilizer)
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Peat Moss
  • Activated carbon
  • Rocks (gravel and pebbles)
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Control Sticks
  • Cleaner
  • Decorations
  • Cloth
  • String Light
What you'll need
Just your curiosity and enthusiasm for making a terrarium.
Suitable for

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

An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
Mr. Scientist
Mr. Scientist

5.0 (87)

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

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class

Sarah Kasch Jul 2023

Our instructor was phenomenal! He kept us engaged, the kits are perfect, and it was a really fun way to spend time with our team. Great attention to detail, and really well designed.

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Sarah Kasch

Joanne Wiggins Jul 2023

Nur was very personable and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the class very much! And I have enough materials leftover to make another terrarium.

Terrarium class review by Joanne Wiggins

Lorna Nguyen Jul 2023

Nur was a great instructor! I appreciated all of the facts and knowledge about terrariums he shared with me and found them all to be genuinely interesting. He was very patient, kind, and encouraging while showing me how to build my own terrarium :) Highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun class to take from home!

Terrarium class review by Lorna Nguyen

Rahel Knight Jun 2023

This class was fantastic! The terrariums came out very cute and my sister and I had a great time. Thank you!

Terrarium class review by Rahel Knight

Jessica McCrocklin Jun 2023

My kids enjoyed this class tremendously! It was very informative and he took time to answer each of my childen's questions. Thank you!

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Jessica McCrocklin

Rachel Brotman Jan 2023

Really enjoyed learning more about something that I had zero knowledge about before.

Deborah Kelson Dec 2022

Mr. Botanist clearly loves plants and shared his terrarium knowledge with us. It was the perfect blend of learning and hands-on doing. Highly, highly recommend as an earth-friendly project.

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Deborah Kelson

Jim Cullison Dec 2022

Had a great time making a terrarium! Our host was fun to chat with!

Marco Iacono Dec 2022

We had a blast making closed terrariums today. Our host was friendly, informative, and passionate about plants. It also was inspiring to hear about his research into growing plants in space. Would recommend this class for sure!

Chris Parker Dec 2022

Great, fun, educational experience.

Daniel Shteremberg Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Our team had the most wonderful time in Mr. Botanist’s terrarium building class. He generously shared his love of plants and the history of terrariums. It was the perfect mix of learning and hands-on fun.

Jachelle Nov 2022

Abdulkadir provided everything we could possibly need to complete our terrarium, and even gave us extra materials for a second terrarium. He was patient and waited for everyone to be on the same page before moving forward. Everyone was able to follow his easy instructions and we all had beautiful terrariums by the end of the class. Abdulkadir even gave us Turkish delights as a little treat and I thought that was really nice of him. Overall, would recommend his class to anyone! 10 out of 10!

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Jachelle

Corey Buchillon Sep 2022

Abdulkadir was an incredible teacher! He really got us excited to build with his story telling and science based presentation at the beginning. very engaging.

Abdul didnt just take us through building, he made it so that we understand why we were building the terrariums this way and how they worked. Overall a very entertaining class. Loved that he sources some of the plants from his surroundings!

Leah Li Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My husband gifted me this experience for our anniversary. I think it’s totally worth it. We had so much fun making our terrarium, it’s unique and beautiful to display in our home. The package was prepared very professionally, it has everything you need with some little surprises. If you want to have a unique workshop experience, I highly recommend this!

Ahmet Noyan Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I have joined this experience with my wife. I loved my sustainable terrarium. It looks gorgeous. It is a great activity for families. %100 enjoyable. Do not hesitate to book.

Gabbie Sep 2022

The host was great, and it was an amazing opportunity to bond with my team!

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Gabbie

Polly Lenihan Sep 2022

Mr. Botanist was amazing He led such a fun session that was just the right vibe for our group and the terrariums were beautiful. I wish I could give it more stars

Jill Ginsberg Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mr. Botanist was a great teacher, provided interesting facts and I loved the lights he sent too!

Ramya Chitibomma Aug 2022

I oragined this class for an intern event and all the interns enjoyed it a lot! Kadir came into the class with a lot of knowledge and really tried to engage with the class. The terrarium we build was very cool and Kadir gave us good instructions on how to build it and take care of it after.

Ben Bickle Aug 2022

It was a fun experience and nice way to wind down from work.

Yang Zhang Jul 2022

Its a great learning and fun workshop. Even though i didnt receive the kit yet. Still managed to do it with my kitchen and backyard supplies.

Justin Shum Jul 2022

Great experience. Had tons of fun and super informative!

Walter Ferrell Jul 2022

Abdulkadir was a great instructor and provides lots of interesting facts during the class.

Milena Gary Jul 2022

This class was interesting, relaxing, and informative. My team and I had so much fun and our teacher, Abdulkadir, was very nice and funny. I'm so excited to watch my terrarium grow! Thank you Abdulkadir for a wonderful experience!

Josh Assad May 2022

This project was very satisfying to put together, and sharing the time with our team made it even better!

Mr Botanist was a lot of fun and a great facilitator.

I love that I have this terrarium as a keep sake to take care of going forward too!

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Josh Assad

Kevin Duong Apr 2022

Fun experience for my team. We got the get up and personal with the fresh supplies that Mr. Botanist sent over. When you receive the kit and open it, you can smell the outdoors and nature. While take the class, we were taught the history and got to create a fun terrarium. The team enjoyed this activity and had lots of thought-provoking questions. Would recommend for the those interested in nature, gardening, or learning about plants!

Sourav Dey Apr 2022

This was awesome! Learnt a lot about plants and terrarium and fun to create one!

Terrarium class review by Sourav Dey

Marcelle Downs Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mr. Botanist is amazing! I loved the step by step instruction and he made it and educational and enjoyable time for everyone involved! Highly recommend!

David Weinberger Mar 2022

Great host and very interesting class. We were a large group but it still felt like a small and intimate experience. The entire group had a lot of fun and enjoyed building something that they can keep for many years to come.

Lizhi Fan Mar 2022

Thank you so much for your extensive plant knowledge.
My team and I had a great time.
Everything we needed was sent in a timely manner and completely included in the package that was provided. Well organized!

Jeff Blackman Mar 2022

Mr Botanist was a great teacher - his passion for plants and teaching evident in the way he conducted our private class. The materials he sent arrived on time and actually contained a bit extra to use on a future terrarium project. Even with some technical snafus (our fault) he was unflappable and our coworker group had a great - and have a cool terrarium to show for it. (And now I'm able to understand how and why to keep it thriving). Highly recommended.

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Jeff Blackman

Curt Budd Feb 2022

Fun and educational! This was great. My team and I had fun with this activity.

Dovid Wiener Feb 2022

Nice guy knowledgeable cool experience, I am now more interested in self sustaining ecosystems and will continue in this path

Naman Bhargava Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I had an amazing time participating in this class. It was so much fun. The instructor was great. Thank you!

Hope Blaythorne Jan 2022

Dr Botanist was knowledgeable and helpful and supported a fun work event, we had a good time!

Sid King Jan 2022

Abdulkadir was a wonderful host and teacher! He provided a good mix of history, science, and hands on instructions. He involved all participants and was very cheerful, personable, and enjoyable. The terrariums came out great!

Brett Bejcek Jan 2022

It was such a great experience. Our whole team had such a blast and we were so impressed by Abdulkadir! Cannot recommend enough

Deborah Kletch Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a great experience. Enough science and history to understand how it works and why the idea came about. It was so fun designing my own terrarium and I can't wait to watch it grow. The instructor was patient and knowledgeable and I will take another class from him in the future.

Cortney Quandt Dec 2021

I bought this class for my mother in law and kids to complete together. Mr Botanist was very engaging and made this a class a fun experience for our group. Highly recommend!

Carmella Cocchiola Dec 2021

Abdulkadir provided a lovely experience that included some history, some science, and an abundance of charm, wit and enthusiasm for teaching. Thank you!

DIY Closed Terrarium review by Carmella Cocchiola

Sage Norton Dec 2021

My son received this as a Christmas gift. He had been asking for a terrarium for quite a while. I was happy and relieved to find this opportunity; to build one and not just get on already made. The kit package arrived just in time for Christmas and my son was so excited when he opened the package and loved the prospect of making it himself with a lesson. The zoom class was wonderful, my son had all he needed in his kit and getting online with Mr. Botanist was super easy as he sends you a link. My son had a great experience in building his terrarium with Mr. Botanist and has asked me for another one! I may join him on the next one so I can have my own. I highly recommend this class; you will not be disappointed. Abby

Mary McPheat Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Mr. Botanist was the best, he was very kind, conversational, educational and funny. We really enjoyed our time with him and look forward to seeing the life of our terrariums!

Liz Tiznado Dec 2021

Mr. Botanist was amazing! We had a good size group and we are very talkative and Mr. Botanist did a great job managing our group and helping create a beautiful terrarium. Thank you for hosting our group!

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