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.

Check the calendar for upcoming program listings. 

Classes

(for families with children ages 5 and up) Food is scarce in the wintertime and putting up birdfeeders not only helps birds but can provide enjoyment for your family as..

Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(for children ages 5 and up with an adult) February marks the beginning of maple sugaring season. Join Director of Children's Education Jackie Kondel as she taps the Arboretum's maple..

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(for children ages 4 and up with an adult) Winter is a fabulous time to explore the grounds in search of signs that animals leave behind. In this program, families..

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(for children ages 3-5 with an adult) Join us for some of our favorite wintertime stories! This week we will celebrate Penguin Awareness Day by learning about where these remarkable..

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

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(for children ages 3-5 with an adult) Join us for some of our favorite wintertime stories! This week's tale is about a very sleepy bear that is tucked in for..

Wednesday, January 10, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Winter is a difficult time for birds and other animals to find food. In this workshop children will create edible ornaments to hang on..

Friday, December 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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(for children ages 4 to 10) Join us in the historic Wisner House kitchen to create delicious, edible holiday treats. Practice basic kitchen skills and learn some new and useful..

Wednesday, December 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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