The Arboretum Grounds are open daily from 7AM to 7PM; Wisner House Gallery is open this Saturday from 10AM to 2PM and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. Please note that masks are required when entering any RRA building and when social distancing requirements cannot be practiced.

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 ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our spring semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, May 18, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, May 18 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

Wednesday, May 19 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 will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

Thursday, May 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, May 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Join us for a night of fun around the campfire with stories, games, interesting nighttime facts, and maybe even a song or..

Friday, May 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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This program is sold out! (All ages. 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult, children ages 6-12 years must share a tandem kayak with an adult) Bordering the..

Sunday, June 6 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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(for ages 5-10) Have you ever built a bean teepee or trellised a pole bean? In this program, you'll learn how to create these fun and whimsical garden structures which..

Wednesday, June 16 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for ages 5-10) While we might not agree on whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable, we can agree that tomatoes are terrific, whether you like ketchup, pasta..

Wednesday, June 23 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for ages 16 and up) With the NYC skyline as a backdrop, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find great paddling in the Meadowlands. The many creeks, sweeping through grassy hills..

Thursday, July 16 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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