Programs for Kids, Teens & Families

"Discovery Saturdays was a lot of fun. My kids loved using binoculars to find different bird species."

The arboretum offers many programs for children ages 3 and up. Each takes advantage of our unique natural setting, whether it's examining animal adaptations in the woodland forest, facilitating seed germination in the Louise B. Roehm Greenhouse, or taking part in a physical activity on the Great Lawn. The Discovery Saturdays program is the perfect way for a busy family to escape a hectic weekday schedule and reconnect with each other and nature through hands-on learning.

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Classes

(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, September 26 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Have you ever wondered where insects go when it's cold outside? Let's discover how each insect finds shelter in the winter, and together we..

Wednesday, September 29, 9:00 am—10:30 am

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 3 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for ages 12 and up) Join Director of Education, Jackie Kondel on a moderate 3 mile hike in this 1,500+ acre natural area in Morris County. As we hike along..

Saturday, October 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Tonight's Nocturnal Neighbors will feature an animal also known as the Tiger of the Sky. What makes this animal so fierce? Sign..

Friday, October 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 24 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For children ages 5 to 10) Come join us for a howling good time at Reeves-Reed Arboretum as we make spooky seasonal treats! Registration is required...

Wednesday, October 24, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) On the grounds of the Arboretum we will search high and low for special hidden items. When our hunt is over we'll head to..

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am—10:30 am

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(for ages 10 and up) Surrounding Merrill Creek is over 2000 acres of forests and fields, making this reservoir feel wonderfully isolated. In the fall, the shorelines are bursting with..

Saturday, October 27 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, November 7 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 8) Do you know the difference between a reptile and amphibian? You will by the end of this program! Join us for some fun as..

Thursday, November 8 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 8) Let your imagination take flight, while we learn about our favorite feathered friends. Campers will discover birds near and far while we play games,..

Friday, November 9 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) In this class we will create a beaded garden pet that can either be placed in your garden or carried with you, as your..

Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am—10:30 am

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For children ages 5 to 10) The holidays are the perfect time to create special treats both to eat and to share. In the Historic Wisner House kitchen we'll whip..

Wednesday, December 12, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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